On the heels of their 2004 debut EP, Fading Days, the youthful Federal Way, WA-based emo-punk stalwarts in Amber Pacific return with a heightened presence of rock muscle on The Possibility and the Promise. Launching the album with the scorching, emotive "Everything We Were Has Become What We Are" -- which goes so far as to incorporate a string section at one point -- the bandmembers exhibit a musical depth beyond their early twenties, even if the simplistic Dashboard Confessional-like lyrics seem so high school. Still, frontman Matt Young is a star in waiting, as his peers borrow from everyone from Thrice to Matchbook Romance to AFI. Those punk and pop-punk inspirations aren't bad ones, as the hook-laden "Gone So Young" and the sappy punch of "The Right to Write Me Off" assure, and with time and little more ingenuity Amber Pacific could make the big time.
Performance CreditsAmber Pacific Primary Artist
Mat Young Vocals
Matt Young Vocals,Group Member
Will Nutter Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Justin Westcott Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Greg Strong Bass,Group Member
Justin Westcott Guitar
Technical CreditsMartin Feveyear Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jon Ervie Engineer
David Dressel Engineer
Will Nutter Composer
Greg Strong Composer
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The Possibility and the Promise based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
this is seriously one of the best cds ive ever heard. i like every song on it and overall its just awesome. buy it!
the album is so sick...if theres one album you have to pick up this summer its amber pacific's new one and be there at warpewd tour this year cuz they're crazy on tour too