Review Summary: uh...
Honestly, that is the only sound I can muster to begin describing how powerful this album is. You know how More Than Life
would be the next ‘it’ band if they got their vocal issues together? Well, here you go. Taking melodic hardcore to the extreme, this is like Modern Life Is War
releasing a follow up EP to Witness
kup fromtheinside I know you’re thinking, but dammit I say this convey the possibility that maybe this band is too good to be true. I mean the EP is only ten minutes long so maybe I’m missing something, but the beauty under the bite of their tracks is astounding. It won’t take long to understand this opening track “Disappointment” barks loud in showing the bands teeth. Distortion that magnifies the intensity of the battered vocalist, who sounds like someone trying to rip his voice from him as he screams his way to safety, sends this song and the other three all the way to the bank.
Initially this EP was released as a split with Atlantic Hearts another act from London, but since signing with Fist in the Air records they re-released their material as a single EP. This was a fantastic idea because they rule. As we get back to the music you’ll learn that the two closing tracks “The View From Below” and “Weak Before Winter” are not your typical hardcore outings. The latter rolling around some of the heaviest shi
t heard from the genre this year, and oh yeah, they do all this without the clichés, you know exasperating breakdowns and gang shouting etc… One thing you’ll notice when listening is how the drums refuse to be ignored; in fact the bass pedal secretly desires to be the lead singer with its thundering lines often outscoring the lead vocalist. This is ok, because there’s a beautiful balance between all the bands instruments – hear the twenty-six second tirade “To Those Concerned” for further proof.