The Second Hand Stopped

The Second Hand Stopped

by Odd Project

CD

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Overview

The Second Hand Stopped

Boasting an ultra-melodic metalcore style all their own, Huntington Beach, CA's Odd Project may just have inaugurated a new subgenre called "emo metal" with their 2004 debut, The Second Hand Stopped. Indeed, elements of both emo and metal are bridged by hardcore and made readily evident in opener "Statistics Like Cigarettes," but the real secret behind additional standouts like "A Hero's Trial," "Tear Stained Lies," and "Silver Screen Lovers" is the band's innate ability to mix and match their various components. In effect, this means unexpectedly launching into shockingly violent metal outbursts just when the emo quotient reaches overwhelmingly sentimental levels, and vice versa. Needless to say, the balance to all this is predictably tenuous throughout, and whether it succeeds or fails will ultimately depend on the listener's willingness to be as flexible as the music itself. But, whatever the case, most would agree that Odd Project courts certain disaster by snapping the album's considerable momentum in half with a pompously emotive piano and electric guitar instrumental sappily titled (gulp!) "Love." Still, that potentially dangerous miscalculation aside, The Second Hand Stopped is an irrepressible -- and often irresistible -- concoction likely to impress, if not instantly convert, members from all camps.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2004
Label: Indianola Records
UPC: 0790168511226
catalogNumber: 20

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Odd Project   Primary Artist
Daniel Tashian   Vocals,12-string Guitar
Jason Lehning   Piano,Vocals,Juno
Rob Harrington   Upright Bass
Eric Cline   Bass
Christian Escobar   Drums
Matt Lamb   Vocals
Greg Pawloski   Guitar
Scott Zschomler   Guitar,Piano
David Gherke   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jason Lehning   Producer
Jim Fogarty   Producer,Engineer
Odd Project   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Eric Cline   Melody Arrangement
Matt Lamb   Art Direction
Scott Zschomler   Melody Arrangement

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