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Loud, Quiet, LOUDER! ATL Sounds Out ASIWYFA

"The riffs get so heavy they could soundtrack a Rage Against The Machine biopic..."

And So I Watch You From Afar forgo lyrical content for shear Telecaster fury. The push is intense and sincere - they want the crowd to have a great time because that's what they're having. Shapes are thrown but not for show - because that's where the music is taking them and comparisons have to be drawn between And So I Watch You From Afar and that other band of noise-nicks At The Drive In; it's that much. At times the riffs get so heavy they could soundtrack a Rage Against The Machine biopic but they do quiet well too. And So I Watch You From Afar don't do loud for the sake of it though. The mind set is, this is good so we're gonna play it louder, which by all accounts is the way to go. Sometimes it's so loud that when they do drop off between songs you find yourself staggering forward for lack of sound waves propping you up. It's only then you realise you've been leaning forward the whole time - I'm not even kidding. These Belfastians have a packed Heaven (quick aside: is Heaven the new Astoria? Maybe) by the nuts and no-one's complaining.

- Burt, Altsounds.com