...the tragedy of Not Waving But Drowning has more to do with timing than geography: By its early-'00s breakup, NWBD was too sentimental for hardcore purists and too spastic for the burgeoning emo crowd. The group's proto-screamo would have been groundbreaking had it existed a few years earlier - and yet many bands have since turned similar juxtapositions of Sabbath riffs and Bane breakdowns into profitable careers.
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