Glassjaw

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    Glassjaw is a Post-hardcore band from Long Island, New York. The band was founded in 1992 and has released two albums so far: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence (hereby abbreviated as EYEWTKAS - released in 2000) and Worship And Tribute (2002), both regarded as classics within their genre. They are know for putting on chaotic live shows and for their frequent lineup changes.

    Current members:

    • Daryl Palumbo- lead vocals
    • Justin Beck- guitars
    • Manuel Carrero- bass
    • Durijah Lang- drums
    Glassjaw provides examples of the following tropes:
    • AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle: Any time Daryl uses clean vocals.
    • Break Up Song: Most of EYEWTKAS is made up of these. Definitely not the resigned "I wish you the best" kind, either.
    • Careful with That Axe
    • Cluster F-Bomb: They probably use "whore" on EYEWTKAS even more than they use the f-bomb.
    • Digital Piracy Is Evil: Averted. The band encourage fans to steal EYEWTKAS off the internet rather than give money to Roadrunner Records by purchasing it. This is due to an ugly spat between the band and Roadrunner after the recording of their first album.
    • High Turnover Rate
    • Ill Boy: Daryl suffers from Crohn's Disease and has had to cancel concerts because of it.
    • Indecipherable Lyrics: Daryl's unconventional singing style, combined with loud guitars and frequent screaming make most of their lyrics hard to understand. Not that the general Word Salad helps any.
    • Kick the Dog: Roadrunner allegedly forced Daryl to continue touring, even after the stress of performing caused him to have potentially-fatal relapses of Crohn's Disease.
    • The Lancer: Justin Beck, the only remaining original member other than Daryl.
    • Love It or Hate It: Daryl's vocals can be a deal-breaker for some. Others think they're the best part of Glassjaw's sound.
    • Metal Scream: Usually a type 2 or 3.
    • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: A 8/9 on their first album, about a 7 on Worship and Tribute and a 5-7 for the last few E Ps. Then there's songs like "Siberian Kiss", which goes from a 9 to a 4 and back again twice over the course of the song.
    • Mix and Match Musical Genres: Worship And Tribute mixes their usual Post-hardcore / Alternative Metal sound with elements of Noise Rock, Funk Rock, Jazz, Pyschedelic Rock, Thrash Metal, and Afrobeat.
    • New Sound Album: Worship and Tribue, which had a more experimental and somewhat lighter sound.
    • Scary Musician, Harmless Music: Inverted. They don't look intimidating at all, but their music is highly aggressive and brutal.
    • Surprisingly Gentle Song: The Hidden Track on EYEWTKAS. Also, "The Number No Good Things Can Come Of", a piano and drums piece and the lounge-style "Oxycodone", both off of the El Mark EP. Most of the Coloring Book EP also counts.
    • Take That: Most of EYEWTKAS is a vicious screed against one or more of Daryl's ex-girlfriends.
    • The Pete Best: Pretty much anyone who played with the band prior to the recording of their first album.
    • What Do You Mean It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
    • Word Salad Lyrics: Most of the lyrics on Worship And Tribute are very ambiguous. In stark contrast to the previous album... Recent material, such as the Coloring Book EP has continued in this style.
    • Your Cheating Heart: "Siberian Kiss": "Give me back my pictures of me/Me and you and him makes three.