My favorite part of the Floor reunion, besides Floor reuniting, is guitarist Anthony Vialon’s rig. I swear Doctor Who nabbed it the moment the band broke up and carried it straight into the present day. Scratch that, it was transported from the band’s mid-’90s heyday. Seriously, a Crate XLP preamp? That’s a pager call from nostalgia that you’d better call back from the nearest pay phone.


Guitarist/vocalist Steve Brooks (also of Torche, for those of you not well-versed in the relation of the two bands) and drummer Henry Wilson have some legitimately nice gear, like that siiick Daney Carey signature Paiste snare, but dudes with Xs on their hands didn’t play $1000 snares in VFW halls 20 years ago, now did they?

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.