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It’s International Jawbreaker Appreciation Day. This is why you should give a damn.

May 4th, 2012

Today marks International Jawbreaker Appreciation Day – a perfect excuse to celebrate the rise and fall of a band that once wrote a song called ‘Sluttering (May 4th)’. We got Alex Andrews on the case.

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“There was a sun once. It lit the whole damn sky…”

It’s difficult to pay tribute to a band that is responsible for so much of what you dislike about music. You could argue that a band has little control over its legacy, but given that the Get Up Kids have since apologised for spawning a generation of whiney sound-alikes peering out from behind straightened fringes, it’s perhaps only fair that Jawbreaker take their share of the blame.

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Album: Darkest Hour – The Human Romance

February 1st, 2011

Darkest Hour 2011 promo photo Thrash Hits

Darkest Hour
The Human Romance
Century Media
07 March 2011

by Tomas Doyle

Dear Thrash Hits readers, its confession time, and it’s a big one… When I was growing up, I wasn’t actually really into metal at all. Mine was a adolescence dominated by the likes of Greenday and Pennywise. Latterly I was introduced to harder sounds by the raucous East Coast hardcore of bands like Sick of it All and Ensign, but throughout it all I remained a resolutely punk rock kid. You see I (naively) viewed punk as being an important counter-culture for the politically aware youth, while metal was an also-ran for smelly middle aged men and meatheads with shit haircuts.

One band changed all this for good however. That band was Darkest Hour.

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