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Album: Exister
# Song Title   Time
1)    Mainline More Info...
2)    Boy, You're Gonna Hurt Someone More Info...
3)    State of Grace More Info...
4)    Drown in It More Info...
5)    Drag My Body More Info...
6)    Safety More Info...
7)    Exister More Info...
8)    Wrong Way More Info...
9)    Take No Prisoners More Info...
10)    Pledge Wore Thin More Info...
11)    No End Left in Sight More Info...
12)    The Traps More Info...
13)    Paid in Full More Info...
 

Album: Exister
# Song Title   Time
1)    Mainline More Info...
2)    Boy, You're Gonna Hurt Someone More Info...
3)    State of Grace More Info...
4)    Drown in It More Info...
5)    Drag My Body More Info...
6)    Safety More Info...
7)    Exister More Info...
8)    Wrong Way More Info...
9)    Take No Prisoners More Info...
10)    Pledge Wore Thin More Info...
11)    No End Left in Sight More Info...
12)    The Traps More Info...
13)    Paid in Full More Info...
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Chuck Ragan, Chris Wollard (vocals, guitar); George Rebelo (vocals, drums, percussion); Jason Black (vocals); Jon Snodgrass, Bill Stevenson (background vocals).
  • Audio Mixer: Jason Livermore.
  • Recording information: The Blasting Room, Ft. Collins, CO.
  • Caught somewhere between showing their age and showcasing their experience, Hot Water Music makes their return with Exister, their first album of new material since 2004. Like running into an old friend for the first time after an extended absence, the album is recognizably HWM, while feeling different enough that it's clear some time has passed. Stylistically, the band's sound feels more or less intact, with its bouncy blend of pop punk energy and post-hardcore noodling coming together nicely. What feels different about the whole thing is the overall vibe at work on the album, which feels more weathered and mature than their previous work. It's clear that the bandmembers' time apart from one another has changed them, but that's not really such a bad thing. The most noticeable difference is Chuck Ragan, whose voice sounds gruffer and more forlorn than ever, something he probably owes to the time he's spent out in more folk/roots rock-oriented waters. This change in his style adds a feeling of wisdom to his vocals, giving him an aged sense of authority in his delivery that makes you want to listen to what he's got to tell you. Though Hot Water Music are, unsurprisingly, not the same band they were eight years ago, it turns out that's not such a bad thing. While the world might miss the raw energy and exuberance of their earlier work, the more precise and mature band found on Exister is still as effective, and is definitely one that fans will want to stop and catch up with. ~ Gregory Heaney
Professional Reviews
Alternative Press (p.82) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "They sound revitalized, especially Chuck Ragan, who bookends the album with perhaps its most urgent tracks, which are anchored by some of his most powerful vocal performances."

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "Chuck Ragan and co.'s gruff mix of grit and sweat remains in full effect."

Q (Magazine) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's a blue-collar feel, as the gritty emotions of 'State Of Grace,' 'Take No Prisoners' and the frantic 'Exister' deliver street wisdom with bigger tunes than they've previously found."
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