Review Summary: A hidden, forgotten hardcore gem.4 of 4 thought this review was well written
Compromise is a band you may have heard of if you are a fan of Misery Signals and 7 Angels 7 Plagues.
Jesse Zaraska - vocals.
Jordan Whodehouse(Deceased) - Guitars
Daniel Langlois(Deceased) - Unknown
Braden Sustrik - Bass Guitar
Ryan Kittlitz - Unknown
This is the band that had a very tragic ending, if you know the song "The Year Summer Ended In June" then you know what im talking about. A drunk driver hit there van and killed two of the members and friends of Jesse and Misery Signals.
"Two members of Edmonton-based hardcore band Compromise were tragically killed this past Thursday in a horrific automobile accident on Interstate 20 near Heflin, Alabama. Jordan Wodehouse, 19, and Daniel Langlois, 20, were killed, and two other bandmates badly injured after a Pathfinder rear-ended the band's 1985 Ford van at 2 a.m. on June 13th. Singer Jesse Zaraska, 23, bass player Braden Sustrik, 19, and Ryan Kittlitz, 20, all sustained injuries in the crash. The band was on tour at the time, amidst a few shows with 7 Angels 7 Plagues. There is talk of a benefit show being arranged to help offset funeral costs. Sad stuff." Truly sad, this band actually had something going on. Now of course i guess if this didnt happen then Misery Signals wouldn't be the same, but that doesn't matter, cause that doesn't make up for the fact that two people lost there lives.
The sound is very similar from the melodic drop d riffs, the heavy drums of 7a7p to the passionate screaming from Jesse of Misery Signals. Though this EP almost lies toward a screamo sound. Its not as metal as 7a7p. More chords riffs and melodic passages and octaves. A lot more dual-guitar intertwining is found here. Even some cleans can be found here. But they definitely aren't the best. The production doesn't weaken the music it self but it does weaken Jesse vocals since there are parts where he talks and it doesn't sound that good like on Of Malice And The Magnum Heart, it sounds like there is an effect on the vocals when he talks.
For the most part this will be a treat for Misery Signals and 7a7p fans. If you ever wanted to hear more 7a7p material this is as close as you may get. (Even though this is old) This is an interesting release that you may not want to pass up listening to.