STYLE: Hard Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 135174-20123 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
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Reviewed by Graeme Crawford
"It's time to start a revolution. A revolution of Love," states the Pittsburgh-based band's page, expressing their desire to show hope and love to a world full of hate and brokenness. This sense of dichotomy continues in their music, as it sees the heaviest elements of hardcore mixed with melodic pop elements and electronica. It is somewhat formulaic, with the brutally heavy verses followed by sugary choruses. The riffs are tremendous, but have been subjected to some tinkering in the production. The electronic elements manage to enhance the music, while the vibrant choruses accentuate the positive messages in the lyrics. "Don't Hold Back" and "Scarlett Brohannsen" are the two best examples of this, and showcase their ability to marry dark and light. The major downside is the cover of Katy Perry hit "Part Of Me" which has some novelty value but ultimately is not a great song and they may have been better served with one of their own tracks despite the exposure this gets them.