Perspectives
Stay For Those Who Care


4.0
excellent

Review

by bellovddd USER (59 Reviews)
February 9th, 2024 | 5 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Negativity pouring from me, I just wanna be healthy.

You know as you grow older the things that matter most change. I remember when I was a teenager, I hated my parents. Deep down I loved them, but on the surface I acted like they were the worst thing to ever happen. I’m not sure why, they did everything for me and gave my brothers and I all we could ask for. I guess growing older does that to you. Makes you appreciate the things in life that actually matter. 



Perspectives are a very new find for me, but I wish they were not. On first listen I had no idea who they were. I could sense the Aussie accent through the screaming vocals of ‘Mother’ and I had to learn more.

'Stay For Those Who Care' is filled with melodic and clean guitars that move into nice riffing with a substantial number of guitar solos. ‘Between White Spaces’ bringing the juiciest riffs and leads on the album and opener ‘Stay’ mixes emo riffing with pop-punk drumming for a nice blend from the Sydneysiders that honestly, I was surprised to be hearing.

By no means is this a heavy record. It’s quite tame in the grand scheme of things with a noticeable lack of breakdowns or moments that would welcome a circle pit. Despite this, it hits you where it needs to the most, right in that thing pumping the blood around your body. The vocalist has a desperation around himself as he produces shriek after shriek. He lets you know he ain’t happy almost breaking into a cry during ‘Heartless-Loveless’. There’s also a sprinkling of nice cleans throughout that are a welcome change to the constant shrieking. With the title track using these the best and left me feeling a bit sad they aren't brought around a bit more ofter.

Yet again, I am stuck connecting with the lyrics more than anything else. Maybe it’s the time of life I am at but these kind of raw and straight to the point lyrics just do it for me. ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ being the standout tracks that just left me feeling bare and happy I had great parents. ‘Stay’ is a plead against suicide and the title track here is me. If you feel inclined, sus it out, and then you will understand why I love Hawthorne Heights so much.

‘Stay For Those Who Care’ is an ode to family, those that left us alone and those who tried to turn that loneliness into happiness. To this day, I remember that no matter how I felt, or how I acted, my parents stood by me when no one else would, that hasn’t changed. Give ya mum or dad a hug.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
bellovddd
February 9th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

had to put words together for my fellow Sydneysiders.

Butkuiss
February 11th 2024


7087 Comments


Used to catch these guys on almost every hardcore show opening slot around 2013ish. Don’t think I’ll ever get the urge to bump them again but they’re solid

bellovddd
February 11th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

literally discovered these dudes like a month ago haha

Butkuiss
February 11th 2024


7087 Comments


Hit me up in seven years when you discover SPEED then 🫡

bellovddd
March 26th 2024


6029 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

speed? the drug? discovered that years ago. Base was more my kind of thing though.



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