Sunday, 1 November 2015

CASTAWAY / STATUTES split CD review


CASTAWAY / STATUTES split CD review

"So this split CD features three tracks each from CASTAWAY and STATUTES; the former play a kind of punk-rock that's musically a bit like CITIZEN but also makes me think of a heavier version of BANGERS, especially on the gruff vocals, or POLAR BEAR CLUB without the bright chords and melodies. The second track is the exception, favouring a more garage rock'n'roll vibe with a sharper, harsher scream on the vocals. Not too shabby and worth checking if you like those aforementioned bands. STATUTES play a more emotionally driven sound that kind of has that new clean screamo / melodic hardcore sound to it, with bright guitar chords and melodies, slow signatured but punchy drum work, and vocals that sit half-way between a sing and a shout. Fans of PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH would probably dig this. A nice little split if you like clean melodic hardcore."


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