Rapture & Ruin
The production of this album doesn’t do the band justice, the vocals are drowned out by the music, thus making it all a bit muffled.
So, judging the album has made it a bit challenging.
In general this album is along the lines of a punk rock, slighly-hardcore (but not really, more rock) offering. The band have been around since 2005 and have toured with the likes of The Draft and Milloy, so you can get the gist of what they’ll sound like.
While there isn’t really anything wrong with the album (forgetting the production), there really isn’t anything which makes it stand out from the crowd either. There are a lot of bands out there with the exact same sound. The singer can sing, the band can play, but there isn’t a huge hook or anything you can get your teeth into.
The highlight of the album for me would be ’Palpitations’ as it steps it up with some finger picking guitar mastery and mellow moments mixed nicely into power vocals etc.
A new production crew and a decent hook would turn this band round from mediocre to pretty great.