Grade Separate The Magnets on Limited Edition 180g 45RPM LP
Dine Alone Records is proud to announce the reissue of Grade's classic 1997 album Separate the Magnets on limited edition vinyl. For the first time in over 10 years, Dine Alone will be repressing the album, this time as an audiophile 180g 12" cut at 45rpm. Separate the Magnets deluxe reissue will come complete with revamped artwork by bassist Matt Jone, as well as extensive notes and unreleased photos from the release era.
In the late 90's, Canada's Grade were the toast of the underground and Separate The Magnets was the album that solidified their claim as the heir apparent to the throne of emotional hardcore. Building on every facet of And Such Is Progress, Separate The Magnets is essentially considered Grade's peak offering. Effortlessly mixing anthemic choruses with comforting melodic hooks and vicious metallic moments, the release also signaled Grade's willingness to push the limits of both dynamic extremes of their sound.
Opener "Conceptualizing Theories in Motion" is flawless Grade, demonstrating cascading metallic riffs, vile-drenched vocals and the empathic movements that have come to define them. The trend continues throughout Separate The Magnets, while musically and emotionally either lashing out ("Symptoms of Simplifying the Simplistic"), seeking solace ("The Adaptation of Means"), or striking a balance.
Separate The Magnets also furthers the evolution of vocalist Kyle Bishop, incorporating more of the trade-off vocal hostility with sung refrains. Grade's dramatic mood shifts and aggressive expulsions eventually even out into one cohesive whole, making Separate The Magnets their most effective release.
Grade Separate The Magnets Track Listing:
1. Conceptualizing Theories In Motion
2. Symptoms Of Simplifying The Simplistic
3. The Adaptation Of Means
4. Life Gets In The Way Of Living
5. To Illustrate And Design Parameters
6. The Joy Of Stupidity
7. The Tie That Binds