Fly Over States
Ghosts


3.5
great

Review

by artificialbox USER (9 Reviews)
June 9th, 2024 | 8 replies


Release Date: 05/24/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: young guns firing from the hip.

Ghosts is the second EP from Montana white-belt purveyors Fly Over States, who have made it their mission to bring fun, punchy melodies back to the emotive hardcore circuit which has long been stuck in a rut of dreariness, and unwilling to flap it's butterfly wings. Over the span of the four songs and nine minutes that encompass this EP, Fly Over States shoot from the hip in wild abandon. Like a crew of cowboy train robbers, they don't care how messy things get. From the very first guitar notes of "Horsefly", the band sets off a string of explosives as we are treated to a feast of collapsing bridges and high tempo emotional urgency that doesn't let up until the last notes of "Slingshot". Loose, bendy guitar leads weave their way around bright, crunchy rhythms and energetic drum work as the vocalist screams, "blame this explosion on the shortened fuse. Never on, no, never on the demolition crew". The vocal work on this release is truly a treat for fans of the raw and authentic approach of early post-hardcore bands, unafraid to let their voices crack if the moment invokes a response too pure to constrain. Upon first listen, these songs will zoom past in a flash too quick to sink your teeth into, but fortunately the short length also makes hitting the replay button a no-brainer. This is music at it's most wild and free, and it's damn exciting, but as a four song EP it just leaves me unsatisfied and wanting more. Maybe that's not a bad thing.



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artificialbox
June 9th 2024


1866 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

extremely short review for an extremely short EP. coulda been a soundoff but I wanted to give this band a bit more publicity. check out the EP here



https://flyoverstatesband.bandcamp.com/album/ghosts

Nikkolae
June 10th 2024


6703 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I was trying to think what this sound reminded me of and then I saw Alexisonfire in the recommended and it absolutely clicked, not to demean the review or anything at all or to say that they are just a AOF clone, album is fun as hell, review is spot on, i really liked 40 Stripes Minus One!

artificialbox
June 10th 2024


1866 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Haha yeah, funny thing is I never actually listened to AOF's first album until a bunch of people started comparing this to it, but now it all makes sense. Maybe I shoulda added that comparison directly to the review but oh well.



It is very fun indeed, Horesfly into 40 Stripes is such a good one-two punch. Glad you checked it out and enjoyed it!

bellovddd
June 11th 2024


6327 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

damn one track in and so far right in my sweet spot

artificialbox
June 11th 2024


1866 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hell yeah!

also this mastered by Kris Crummett, which is a pretty small but cool credit to have

bellovddd
June 11th 2024


6327 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ye nice little throwback EP this one. Big static lullaby and alexis vibes

henryChinaski
June 12th 2024


5048 Comments


this sounds interesting, need to check!

artificialbox
June 12th 2024


1866 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

do it up broski!



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