STYLE: Hard Music RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 42744-13445 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Jonathan Langley
Is this a '90s dance track? The pulsing keyboard line on "Not Even Captain America Can Save Us Now" wrong-foots you from the start of this unsigned/independent EP, leaving you pleasantly surprised by the direction it takes. The Culture Beat style synth quickly gives way to impressively chunky riffs and an eminently saleable emo vocal, developing into something like Underoath playing in a Hard House club. This was one of the most interesting and promising things we'd heard from a British band for years so it's a great shame they've called it a day. The excellent guitar work, lyrics that are genuinely beautiful and convincingly (rather than formulaically) worshipful and accomplished high-register screaming and low-register growling all add up to an exhilarating listen. With obligatory slow song "Now You Know The Truth" evoking emo legends Brand New at their early best, this is a fascinating musical memento still worth searching out.
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