Ceres
Luck


5.0
classic

Review

by keza USER (20 Reviews)
January 26th, 2019 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: drag the love out of me

Balancing raw emotion and musical capability is something that many Emo inspired bands struggle at, with many modern acts’ songwriting being uninspired at best. On “Luck”, Ceres manage to brilliantly balance their raw, emotional edge with solid production and some truly incredible hooks.

Most of “Luck” follows a simple formula: vocalist Tom Lanyon’s brittle, bright Australian-accented voice shouts infectious melodies, above simple yet fantastic instrumentals. Every track on this tight five-track EP is rich with the top-notch hooks one might expect from Emo’s powerhouses. On “Damn Lies”, Killers-esque sunny guitar leads pair impeccably with Lanyon’s half-screamed anthemic vocals. Standout track “Notes” has become one of my favourite emo/pop-punk tracks ever. Its guitars are chunky and sweet, its chorus phenomenally catchy and powerful. “Burnley” follows in similar fashion, featuring somewhat unconventional structure and Lanyon’s contagious shouts of “I am waiting for you”. Even the acoustic album-titled interlude track is great, with its simple yet sweet washes of harmonica and slide guitar.

All told, “Luck” might be one of the genre’s finest and most underappreciated EPs. If you’re looking for a satisfying shot of emo-pop the likes of which you’ve likely not heard, will find something to love here.



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keza
January 26th 2019


203 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Another quick one, thought I'd throw up another local band review in light of it being *invasion day* today. Feedback as always, pls listen to this it friggin rules.



Listen: https://open.spotify.com/album/6eWbqiNboi6L13WzAjjsb6?si=Ayzp9YtOS42qjNCbcmJpfA

joshieboy
January 26th 2019


6473 Comments


All in favour of seeing smaller Aussie bands getting reviews on here.

Ponton
Emeritus
January 26th 2019


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hell yeah.



I hate that i didnt find this nearly as enthralling as their albums but still glad it got a review. ill give it another go soon

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keza
January 27th 2019


203 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It's totally worth another go, such a shame they don't get more love. I think their new single only hit 190 or so on the hottest 1(2)00

joshieboy
January 28th 2019


6473 Comments


Hottest 100 is a crock of shit though

keza
January 28th 2019


203 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It really is. Still listen to it every year with hopes of good tunes making it but it is thoroughly shite



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