Review Summary: Building blocks for the future.
A split is one of the more interesting releases in music. The listener gets to listen to two bands while observing their chemistry with each other.
Both Safe To Say and Seaway haven’t released too much material, and their split shows that they seem to be cautious in regards to their musical identity. Although the entire release clocks in at a measly twelve minutes, the two bands provide enough quality and entertainment that will last for a considerable amount of time.
Seaway establishes the energy on this split with their opening track, “Homewrecker”. While the song doesn’t break any musical boundaries, the fast- paced drumming and guitar riffs allows for an enjoyable listen. The vocals have improved as well, as both Ryan Locke and Patrick Carlton appear more focused towards their craft while writing more meaningful lyrics compared to their previous EP.
Safe To Say continue from where their self-titled EP left off. Many of the areas that made them previously successful are still present, including the moody guitar tones by Jesse North and Travis Morrison. Brad Garcia’s vocals continue to compliment this while also providing some catchy elements, most notably within the chorus of “Wished You The Worst”.
Seaway and Safe To Say don’t add anything new to the already bloated genre of pop punk, but their split provides another building block for their respective discographies. Invite some friends over, and enjoy it for what it’s worth.
Wished You The Worst