Adventurer
Adventurer


4.0
excellent

Review

by rufinthefury USER (22 Reviews)
May 26th, 2014 | 30 replies


Release Date: 2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Everything you like about post-hardcore across six tracks.

Early post-hardcore bands are known for their raw sound and powerful vocals. Modern post-hardcore bands are known for being far smoother and more melodic. So what happens when you tie those two eras of post-hardcore together? You get Adventurer.

The riffs are insane. Everything is melodic and smooth and technical. The harmonized vocals? Heaven. The screams? Barking and powerful. The solos are always superb and the vocals are never lacking emotion or power. While lyrically they’re really nothing new it’s entirely forgivable because the delivery is always so grand. The technical playing ability is just all there. Nothing is lacking skill wise. The sound is very polished and the mix is solid.

I will say that there are a few moments that I would prefer hadn't been kept in. “Pursuit of Happiness” has a very strange psychedelic intro that is immediately dropped and never picked up again. It also has a pseudo-breakdown halfway through that’s just plain strange. It doesn't flow well and it doesn't bring the energy that you’d expect from a real breakdown. “Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Wife” does the same thing at the very end of the track. It’s a very muted breakdown, not energetic or frenetic. Just kind of there.

And yet there isn't a track on here I would call filler material. Every track is fully fleshed out and all of them have moments of absolute greatness. A great example of this is the final section of “Marianas Trenchcoat.” Coming out of an extremely powerful verse there is a calming break that is then matched with contrasting shouts and cleans by all three band members. The highlights are always very high, while the lows are at the worst bearable.

Overall it’s a fantastic EP. Keep your eyes on these guys. I think that if they manage to get an actual label behind them they’ll have some great success.



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rufinthefury
May 26th 2014


3145 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Streaming on youtube right now.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEvVbDCxLic&list=PL9YaG8B0x7ZS-vf6AW2QeQgjQbTyYb40e&index=1

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
May 26th 2014


16683 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I literally just listened to a song by these guys..





hated it.

Mort.
May 26th 2014


15177 Comments


YEAH THATS RIGHT HE HATED IT

Digging: Will Haven - Open The Mind To Discomfort

rufinthefury
May 26th 2014


3145 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Sad.



Unless it was Pursuit of Happiness. Then it's understandable.

Mort.
May 26th 2014


15177 Comments


this sounds interesting though, will check it when its up on bandcamp tomorrow

VheissuCrisis
Emeritus
May 26th 2014


1387 Comments


Dude has the most generic voice, disappointing. Shame, as your review was persuasive enough for me to listen to this.

rufinthefury
May 26th 2014


3145 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I definitely feel that (I personally think he's dead on for Good Charlotte) but the reason I like the vocals so much is in how they're used. They're constantly alternating the screams and cleans and harmonizing and switching up pace. I just think its cool.

PitchforkArms
May 27th 2014


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This band is from around where i live. Its not horrid but it isn't great. I thought it had points where it was incredibly stale and the emotionless, and just plastic if you know what i mean. The riffs are cool at times, but it seems to be nothing new, and the style its replicating isn't even good. ehhh on this

PitchforkArms
May 27th 2014


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

dare i say it.....its just a little gay

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 5th 2014


15165 Comments


lol ^

these guys just got signed to blue swan i should check em out

PitchforkArms
August 5th 2014


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah they're a local band from my area and they just got signed. They're pretty unoriginal, sterilely produced, and just lame.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 6th 2014


15165 Comments


these lyrics are atrocious

Slut
August 6th 2014


4255 Comments


lol this is bad?:[ i just saw they joined SB on tour or something

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 6th 2014


15165 Comments


they're not BAD it's just ugh the lyrics man

some occasional toe tapping

they'd make more sense opening for like emarosa

Slut
August 6th 2014


4255 Comments


i listened to a little and the singer sounds so generic.

i was hoping swan's label would sign eccentric bands like his and stuff

PitchforkArms
August 6th 2014


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

no trust me guys, its lame, and describing it as "gay" is like the only way to do it

OwMySnauze
August 8th 2014


2212 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not bad at all for a 3-piece. They got potential.

Digging: Plini - Impulse Voices

rufinthefury
August 9th 2014


3145 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I've been listening to these guys again recently. I'm gonna call myself a fan because I like the majority of their songs.



Dem boys make some great song endings.

PitchforkArms
August 19th 2014


1616 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

it sounds so sterile

Presence
December 26th 2014


92 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Guess I'm only one who digs "Pursuit of happiness" then? Cool. Haha.



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