Kerrang (Magazine) - p.49
"Brock Lindow and co balance brusque masculinity and heart-on-sleeve vulnerability....Arguably the most rounded, assured vision of 36CF yet."
Q (Magazine) - p.1013 stars out of 5
-- "Gimmick-free, but with a winning sense of melody, the band's fourth album will delight genre devotees..."
Personnel: Adam Jackson, Brock Lindow, Gus Nicklos, Candace Kusculain (vocals); Jenette Mackie (cello).
Audio Mixer: Andy Sneap.
Recording information: Cloud City Studios; Fisticuffs Studios, Portland, OR.
Photographer: Brian Andrew Lee.
It turns out Jewel isn't the only musical export from frigid Alaska. Metalcore seems to have reached Anchorage in the form of 36 Crazyfists. THE TIDE AND ITS TAKERS features the now-familiar mix of cleanly sung vocals and guttural screams as well as the contrasting breakdown riffs and twisting leads. "Only a Year or So" takes chances with a long, female-voiced spoken word portion accompanied by more placid music, and the title track features delicate, wintry acoustic guitars. 36 Crazyfists's concentration is on dynamics and balanced, potent songwriting. They want you to listen carefully while you bang your head.