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What It Is to Burn

FinchAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 12, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Drive-Thru
  • ASIN: B000062YAM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,914 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Media Type: CD
Artist: FINCH
Street Release Date: 03/12/2002

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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bridging the gap... August 16, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Think of all the possible stereotypes that come along with pop-punk, (melodic)hardcore, and emo. Think of all the bands you know that fit these genre/labels. New Found Glory? The Deftones? The Starting Line? Saves The Day? Thursday? Good. *Now forget them all*. I present to you the ultimate cross-genre band, Finch. Hailing from Temecula, California, Finch has a distinct sound that is almost impossible to accurately define.
On their debut LP (produced by the always magical Mark Trombino) Finch serve the public up with something practically unheard of these days: originality. Absolutely insane guitar riffs, piercing vocals, and obviously heartfelt lyrics run a rampage throughout the aptly titled debut, "What It Is To Burn." Unlike Thursday, Finch have discovered the perfect blend of screaming and singing (listen to "Without You Here" and "Untitled").
Here's a quick run-down of the album:
1-New Beginnings - Excellent opening track. Great double-bass pounding with an amazing breakdown
2-Letters To You - Debuted on the EP, "Falling Into Place." One of the "pop-punkier" songs on the album. The production on this transforms it into a completely different song than previously heard on the EP.
3-Post Script - Genius guitar work. The last part of the song will *take your breath away*
4-Grey Matter - Guest vocals by Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw fame. Daryl contributes the perfect amount of vocal insanity to this track.
5-Perfection Through Silence - Yet another from the EP. Excellent guitars (sensing a trend?). Once again, a completely different song with the production.
6-Awake - One of the oldest songs on the album according to Finch frontman, Nate Barcalow. Sounds like nothing else on the album, but has a appeal all it's own.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yet another Great band off Drive Thru Records August 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I generally buy cds from Drive Thru bands now before I've even heard more than one or two songs off the cd simply because all the bands on the label are so good. Finch is definetly not an exception. The first song I heard by these guys, What it is to Burn, blew me away. Its quite possibly the best song on the cd, the epic that is the perfect ending to the album (which is why im confused as to why its only included as a bonus song on some cds, thankfully my version has it). Intensely emotional, it contrasts loud, powerful choruses with emotional verses and great lyrics.
The cd as a whole is superb. The first three songs are probably my favorite, although it's incredibly hard to pick favorites here. Post Script is the song that Drive Thru is using to promote the band and one listen will show you why, the ending in which they declare "the worst is over for now..." is amazing. Daryl Pulombo from Glassjaw makes a guest appearance singing vocals on grey matter, another solid song that has been stuck in my head more than once; in fact, I could say that about every song on the cd.
For the most accurate depiction of Finch's sound I would say that you should imagine a much more hard rock version of Jimmy Eat World (or at least of their recent stuff-Bleed American). They have a few songs that are pure pop-punk (like Letters to You) and some much harder fare (see Project Mayhem) but the majority of their songs is a fusion of the two styles, and it makes for a really cool, unique sound; i suppose you could compare them to Linkin Park, only with more talent and without the rapping. At any rate this is a cd and a band that pretty much any fan of rock will enjoy greatly. Dont be folled by the fact that I didn't give it 5 stars, I give 5 stars very very rarely. This is a great album that any fan of rock will want to own. Highly recommended.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finch Will Kill You (In a good way) July 25, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I can't even begin to describe this album so I'll walk it through song by song.
1. New Beginnings - This is the perfect song to start an album with, it jumps right into the good stuff, one of the best choruses on the album.
2. Letters to You - This song is probably the reason you're considering buying the cd so I'll assume you've heard it. Stop considering and just buy it, you won't regret it. I've heard about four different versions of this song and this one is by far the best.
3. post script - The guitar part for the chorus on this song is pretty cool, Nate Barcalow's screaming voice gets a five star rating at the part where he yells "then we'll be fine" listen for it, it's saweet!
4.Grey Matter - This song is incredible. Glassjaw lead singer Daryl Palumbo guests on this one and him and Nate trade off in an almost dualing style. They do this again in song number 9. I love the part right after the first chorus where they do like an 8 secong slow part and then jump right back in, it's great.
5.Perfection through Silence - This song has my personal favorite Finch moment. It's the part during the breakdown that starts with "fold the corners, break the silence..." and ends with Nate and Derek screaming "when weakened, when will you rise?" a simple but perfect drum roll takes you right back in to the chorus. Now I wanna go listen to it.
6.Awake - Awesome time signature couresty of Alex Pappas (drummer)that is only made better by a simple two chord progression during the intro, one of the more progressive sounding songs on the album.
7.This song is SOOO GOOD. Starts aout slow, gets harder. It's been done before, but not this good. This song rocks hard, what do they feed these kids?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I can't complain
Last track skips. Although I can't complain for the price I paid. Even though the last track is my favorite song:-(
Published 13 hours ago by John Emmerich
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
This was a gift for my son at Christmas and he really liked it. It is one of his favorite bands.
Published 4 months ago by ocindi3654
3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD
I purchased this album for 2 songs, the rest of the album was a waste because all of the songs sounded the same and I wouldn't purchase it again.
Published 16 months ago by Denise
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for your cd library!
This cd was awesome when I first listened to it back in 2003, long story short I lost my copy and just bought a new one and ten years later it's still a great listen :)
Published 16 months ago by Jesse Rusoff-Holzman
5.0 out of 5 stars one of a kind album
A must have early 2000s album. Finch has a very unique sound which makes you keep coming back and listening.
Published 17 months ago by Tim O
4.0 out of 5 stars Burning...
Finch is a good band and this album proves that.

"What it is to burn?"
Not hearing this disc.

The lyrics, guitar, drums, rythmn and so much more. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Jimmy Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Before srEaMO was what it is today, this made it great.
I know what you are thinking, "What the hell is this Emo S@#$?!". Shut up and listen to it! No one hates the same cookie cutter Emo crap more than I do(ok maybe someone does). Read more
Published on August 13, 2011 by Alexander Catchpole
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Post-Hardcore CD's of the decade hands down
Best Post-Hardcore CD's of the decade hands down. A classic.

From start to finish. Excellent.
Published on January 7, 2010 by Matt R. Dargis
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Band Ever!!!!!!
Hands down the best band to come out of Drive-Thru Records ever. Vocals are amazing, just the right amount of feeling. Read more
Published on October 3, 2007 by Keith
4.0 out of 5 stars Finch's Best CD
If you have never heard Finch before, then this is the CD you should listen to. Their other CD "Say Hello to Sunshine" is deffinately not their best. Read more
Published on October 14, 2006 by Kurt Cobain/Criss Angel!
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