Review Summary: A standout frenzy of frenetic aggression and energetic riffage.
" And as the battle burns on in the distance I used to travel, can you feel this resistance?
We, the creative corpses have built the new cathedrals,we've constructed the new arenas, we paint the pictures and we write the anthems. So all i ask you is, who are you here with? It is us against them. Are we missing our own kind? As we onboard with the ashes of tomorrow, we dance on a thousand graves, get higher on this mutiny. And all of you turn it up, all thats left to do is turn it up, so turn it up. "
The First thing that comes to mind when I think of Since By Man is a pretty over-powering scream right in my face, along with a flurry of fuzzy instruments going crazy. And that is pretty much what they will give you when you first hear 'We Sing The Body Electric'. Bursting, punchy riffs, frenetic drumming patterns, catchy, in your face vocals, and a quite noticeable bass sound throughout, make this an overall powerful standout in the post-hardcore/screamo genre.
Aside from the sonic frenzy they can dish out, the next notable thing they have is an overt understanding of melody and catchiness that will want you to listen to this a few more times, once that hook really sets in on you. almost every riff on here is put right in the forefront of your ears, making you almost have to deal with them all personally.
The next thing to point out on this album is the pace. At first, they come out swinging with some really fast, upbeat and pretty intense songs. 'Push the Panic', 'Light Fuse Get Away', and 'A Kid Who Tells On Another Kid Is A Dead Kid' respectively.
After this, they slow it down to a crawl with a growing, atmospheric and slowly building, 'In Threes'. It doesn't ruin the overall power and aggression, and it doesn't present any loss in intensity while slowing it down, with a pretty memorable riff, and a cloudy surrounding vocal output that keeps you interested.
'Watch the Fall' starts off on the same path as 'In Threes', but to their credit, they utilize their starting delayed riff off and on through the song, replacing it with a pretty standard chord progressive riff, coming back to the starting riff to catch itself back down for the tempo to continue.
They catch themselves back to where they started off on the fast path with 'It's Just That Kinda Night', and continue on with 'The Enemy', which is arguably the best track on the album. Chock full of breakdowns and stop-start, math-y tempos. with an awesome Main Bass riff that sees a lot of attention in the song, to boot.
'Whats Your Damage?' is possibly the peppiest song on the album, displaying an outright clap-with-us intro, before jumping back into the hurricane of swooping riffs and stop-start breakdowns.
'Parole In Liberta' is their coup de grâce, featuring their blistering attack on all fronts, group chants, and breakdowns, leaving you satisfied and sweating from the tangible energy emitted from them.
What we have here is a generally fun album, showcasing the ever growing and changing facets of one of the hardest to describe and hardest to explain genres there is, Post-Hardcore. And this album is just as hard to grasp with words. It must be felt, experienced, and then attempted to be enjoyed, before anything else.
Check this out, and tell me what you think.
Recommended Tacks :
-Parole In Liberta
- Watch The Fall