Monday, June 22, 2015

Truman - Ikebana

Truman has their act together.  This band does an intense brand of screamy hardcore with precision and ease.  It flows extremely well as if they carefully mapped out each course and executed it perfectly.  If you're a fan of new bands like Under A Sky So Blue and Locktender but also like some older stuff like Textbook Traitors and Rats into Robots, then Truman will deliver the goods for you.

These 6 songs are a nice exercise in exciting tempo changes and creative song writing. Epic melodies are intertwined with some discordant chaos, as the band seems to be able to balance the two perfectly.  There's even a good deal of clean guitar work in here that doesn't sound out of place.  The production quality lends itself well and makes the band sound huge.  

Check it out here.