The Used thrives on friction. You can hear it on the band’s combustible self-titled debut. You can hear it on the tension-filled follow-up, In Love And Death. It’s what makes a Used album or performance such an exhilarating ride. Throughout In Love And Death, you can make out a faint ticking sound, but you never know until the very last second whether it’s attached to an alarm clock or a time bomb.
Both options are just as likely. The Orem, Utah-based quartet is made up of four distinct personalities, each with individual musical tastes that don’t always overlap and strong ideals that are often diametrically opposed. The chemistry might have combusted a lesser band before it even started, but the equally passionate friendships and shared hardships that make up The Used have held it together.
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