Descending Shadows - Pierced Arrows
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  • Summary: Fred and Toody Cole, former members of the punk band Dead Moon formed Pierced Arrows with Kelly Halliburton to release the trio's debut album.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. This music is fierce and anthemic without ever sounding pretentious, and Pierced Arrows show that a few decades of experience can actually be good for you in punk rock, a welcome revelation in a genre that thrives on youthful snot.
  2. While Descending Shadows (their second full-length and first for Vice) is leaner and mellower than anything they've done, it still barrels forth with the same haggard, long-fanged intent that made Dead Moon so great.
  3. Although sloppiness normally both describes and compliments their sound, Shadows is messy with little to redeem it.
  4. It may not be earth-shattering, but it’s doubtful this album will ever sound dated.
  5. Full-length Vice debut and second LP Descending Shadows has some good songs ("Paranoia," "Zip My Lip"), but it's no big stretch from Dead Moon's formula.