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Victory Style, Vol. 5


  • 1. Song for the Optimists, A - Atreyu (previously unreleased)
    2. Ballad of Sal Villanueva, The - Taking Back Sunday (previously unreleased, live)
    3. Are You Tuned In? - Snapcase
    4. Ziggy Stardust - Grade (previously unreleased)
    5. Mon Bel Ami - Strife
    6. Cross out the Eyes - Thursday
    7. Guilty Pleasures - Catch 22
    8. Any Way You Want It - Student Rick (previously unreleased)
    9. Epitaph, An - Darkest Hour
    10. Mother Dear - Blood for Blood (previously unreleased)
    11. Are You With Missy? - Snowdogs
    12. We're Still Here - Waterdown (previously unreleased)
    13. Cold Shoulder - Voodoo Glow Skulls (previously unreleased)
    14. Homesick Confession - Reach the Sky
    15. Serpentine - Angela Delamorte (previously unreleased)
    16. Days in Hades - Hoods (previously unreleased)
    17. No Good - River City Rebels (previously unreleased)
    18. Wanderers Guild - Armor for Sleep (previously unreleased)
    19. Vision Quest - Bloodlet (previously unreleased)
    20. Nail It Down - Electric Frankenstein (previously unreleased)
    21. Graven Image - Dead to Fall (previously unreleased)
    22. Amputee - Ringworm
    23. Chimera - Minus
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 166

  • Credits
    ProducerEric Rachel; Jim Siegel; Sal Villanueva; Sean O'Dwyer; Steve Evetts; Brett Gurewitz; Brian McTernan; Catch 22
    EngineerRichard Hinton; Jesse Chamberlain; Guido Lucas; Jim Siegel; Joe Johnston; Alan Douches; Paul Miner; Rob Sanzo; Sean O'Dwyer; Bill Korecky; Blaise Barton; Brett Gurewitz; Brian McTernan

    Performers include: Thursday, Student Rick, Catch 22, Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu, Snowdogs, Dead To Fall, Ringworm, Grade, Bloodlet, Integrity, Waterdown, Electric Frankenstein, Reach The Sky, Hoods, Armor For Sleep, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Snapcase, River City Rebels, Blood For Blood, Minus, Strife, Darkest Hour.
    Personnel: Dwid (vocals); Brandon Abate (percussion).
    Audio Mixers: Eric Rachel; Guido Lucas; Jim Siegel; Alan Douches; Sean O'Dwyer; Tim Gilles; Brian McTernan; Catch 22 .
    Recording information: Axis Recording Studios, West Allis, WI (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Big Blue Meenie, Jersey City, NJ (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); BluBox Tonstudios, Troisdort, Germany (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Crush Studio, Orlando, FL (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Frosti's Bedroom (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Heather Hill Studios (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Mars Studios, Cleveland, OH (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Nada Recording Studio (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Outpost Studios, Stoughton, MA (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Oxidation Studio, North Hero, VT (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Pyramid Studio, New York, NY (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Salad Days, Washington DC (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Scientific Studios, Chicago, IL (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Signal To Noise (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Sound City (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Studio Rusi (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Trax East Recording Studios, South River, NJ (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); West West Side Studios (??/??/1995-02/16/2002); Westbeach Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (??/??/1995-02/16/2002).
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Charles Moniz; Kevin Bruce Harris; Matt Jones ; Kyle Bishop; Shawn Magill; Brad Casarin.
    The fifth in a series of budget-priced label samplers featuring both new and previously released material from the indie punk label Victory, Victory Style, Vol. 5 offers pretty much what you'd expect: an assortment of bands playing in what might loosely be called a variety of styles, though only hardcore adepts will easily tell the difference between them. Snapcase shows a certain math rock influence on their "Are You Tuned In?," while Atreyu offers sludgy satan metal and Taking Back Sunday checks in with the strangely tuneful and really rather engaging "Ballad of Sal Villanueva." In the funny covers department there are Grade's crunchy rendition of "Ziggy Stardust" and Student Rick's endearingly metal-enriched version of Journey's schlock-rock classic "Any Way You Want It" (which incorporates a snippet of "Rock and Roll All Night" for extra irony). Those with a bottomless appetite for malevolent heaviosity will want to skip over such lighthearted fare in favor of Darkest Hour's "An Epitaph" and Hoods' "Days in Hades" ("I hope you all f----n' die!"). As usual, Strife is the class of the speedcore crew. Also as usual, there's a brief foray into skacore, courtesy of the Voodoo Glow Skulls. Recommended as a good introduction to one of America's better boutique labels. ~ Rick Anderson

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