|Eko's '11: Eps|
|10||Ocean Is Theory|
Future Fears EP
|8||How Do We Jump This High?|
|7||Least of These|
More Than Conquerors
It's fairly obvious that Least of These are taking fairly heavy influence from As
Cities Burn and Thrice, but they do it pretty darn well. Immense guitar walls
and passionate vocals highlight this promising debut of note.
Basically it's their LP with minor improvements. Also, this is sort of what I want
to hear when I listen to La Dispute. But they're not that much like La Dispute
so let's not get into that argument again.
Never Born, Never Dead
Downright creepy, yet oddly engrossing. Freak-americana (or something?)
proves to be quite cathartic. Is that really you Penny?
I've never quite been one for My Epic, but Broken Voice is quite a turnaround.
Honestly, they sound better in the acoustic setting than in their normal
progressive post hardcore sound. Aaron Stone's gorgeous voice is immensely
more suited to softer music, and Broken Voice shows this off nicely.
Live at the Verge
Basically this addresses my complaints about Seeds and corrects them. A
surprisingly emotive, organic, and well-recorded live EP.
A truly genre-bending experience. Intense yet atmospheric, Coloring Book
shows a band doing artsy post-hardcore absolutely right.
Okay, fine, I'll admit I'm a huge Cody Bonnette fanboy, but seriously, this is
some of his best stuff. The guitars are hugely energetic, Cody's voice is flawless,
and Aaron Lunsford's drumming is stellar. My favorite release of the year, LPs
included. Even better live too.