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"...Dual drummer filled and keyboard driven...guitar shred fueled fusion of hard rock, indie, and jazz that even could get close to progressive rock as much as anything metal related. ...As the subdued melded with harder more fiery pieces...their fusion of different musical styles makes them almost a jazz band as they explore both rock and soul textures."
"The all-instrumental songs play with expectations of how riffs and melody should interact. There is definitely a lot to like here if you’re a Tortoise fan, but the gritty rock bubbling just below the surface is the thing that holds your attention. Like a fine French chocolate that was unwrapped and left in a coat pocket to collect lint, hair, and thumbtacks, Coward effortlessly scuzz up their virtuosity and song writing chops so that by the time the record has run its course you not sure whether you’re exhilarated or bruised."
"...some bands need to be packaged and polished, while other bands simply need to be felt. The Coward sound is wrought with honesty and substance; powerful, yet humane; tumultuous, yet blissful. Give them a listen and you might just hear some of your own loves, fears and experiences ringing through. This is real music about real life, and I like it."