San Diego, perhaps punk's least likely home base, notched yet another bullet in its belt with Antioch Arrow's final album, a goth-punk masterpiece where melodies scatter and pierce like buckshot and everyone's too melancholy to get laid. Only about half of the songs approach the band's earlier schizo-hardcore — screaming-match vocals, loony-tune arrangements — but, shockingly, the group's skewed sensibilities work just as well via organ ("Too Bad Yer Gonna Die" and "Date With Destiny") and piano ("David" and "Dead Now").
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