Wow. After the great intro, which many bands fail to produce nowadays, within about a minute it was clear this album was going to be pure bliss. It’s a fun mix of hearty hardcore, up-tempo guitar riffs and bouncing energy. Think Bring Me The Horizon meets Circa Survive. Sounds weird but it’s definitely the best thing ever!
Second track on the album (first proper track bar the intro) ‘Hell Above’ is a kickstart into the band’s terrific 10 track album with perfect vocals, energetic riffs and a chorus so catchy that you’ll keep flicking back throughout the album. Going through every track one by one would be pointless because they are all amazing, super catchy and did we say amazing?
The tracks blend together in a way that makes each one stand out on its own yet still flow gracefully from one another. It’ll go from a fun bouncy track such as ‘Bulls In The Bronx’ which is full of blasting roars and speedy guitars to ‘Props & Mayhem’ which carries a softer tone and pace.
As if it wasn’t good enough, the album features guest vocals from Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) and Jason Butler (letlive.) – boom! The extra sprinkle of the guest vocals really pushes the album onto another level. Not only is it a fabulous album but the band have managed to grab some amazing vocalists that really complement the music.
Definitely one of the best albums this year so far! Once you hear it, it’s going to be on repeat for a long while. Emo has made a comeback! No, not the greasy fringes and dodgy eyeliner, but powerful and enticing music that mixes everything good about hardcore and melodic together.
Reviewer: Jasmine Sevette