07/01/2000 | Scratch Magazine | Album Review
They say pain produces great art. This is equally true of music. Cursive has harnessed all its rage, depression, disappointment, love, and hate and channeled in into Cursive's Domestica, a tidal wave of emotionally driven indie rock. Tim Kasher on vocal duties sounds like Robert Smith from the Cure at the more melodic moments, but also exhibits throaty vocal stylings similar to Fugazi and Hot Water Music during the outbursts of aggression that fill up the tank on this release. You'll find nine jagged, heart-piercing songs that guide you through a tour of personal pain and self analysis. An honestly impressive release.