Thursday, October 17, 2013

Brooks Was Here - High Violence

Brooks Was Here, referencing the great 90's classic "The Shawshank Redemption with their name, play a very textured style of melodic hardcore where it seems that no one instrument is every playing the same thing at the same time.  Every player here is on their own journey, but it all mixes together extremely well. 

The scream/shout vocals are a perfect topping, providing a good amount of versatility and a good knowledge of when to hold back and let the music take over. There's even a display of melodic singing here used sparingly, but intelligently, to emphasize some of the melodic guitar parts.

I'm getting sort of a Moss Icon/Julia sort of vibe from the band at times, though it's mixed with something modern and relevant. 

Listen to it here.