Sunday, 17 January 2016

THE STORY SO FAR - 's/t' review

THE STORY SO FAR - 's/t' review


"I was quite looking forward to this coming out, given that their last album 'What You Don't See' was a pretty cracking collection of big and catchy pop-punk tunes with a nice heavy tone to the guitars, kinda like FOUR YEAR STRONG meets THE WONDER YEARS, and this pretty much lives up to expectations. The high range, almost melodic hardcore vocal stylings that soar to huge heights in choruses are still there ('Distaste'), the heavy guitar tones coupled with melodic leads are still present throughout save for the odd slower, acoustic tune ('Phantom'), and the characteristic drumming still gives it that familiar sound. The biggest difference for me is that where 'WYDS' was a pacey album, and had a lot of energy and intensity, this feels a bit more relaxed and slower in tempo. That's no bad thing though, especially with how good these songs are, and I think these guys are one of few bands who can pull such a thing off whilst still maintaining their own sound. So yeah, if you liked their previous stuff, you'll probably still like this as long as you don't mind a slight drop in momentum."
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