Speakers Stuck To The Core Of Their Rooms – Single Reviews.
Youth Fountain – Peace Offering.
Perfectly emo. Youth Fountain do not derail off the beaten path but excel here. Latest single Peace Offering offers the disenchanted a song to play loudly, to play through the speakers stuck to the core of their rooms. It is an excellent track, purposefully pulling at the undertow. Lead singer Tyler Zanon sings about the end of his world, his depressive nature, his lack of reason, the days where hope dangles like an electrical wire. Balanced and composed, the song also has one of those catchy choruses that will remain for days, a chorus that bubbles and connects. The subject is not condensed either, as it is fuelled with anger against problematic instances. Zanon feels the constraints, the pessimism flooding his light, and he is not making peace with his life. It is a sad story, but one that heightens the music.
While She Sleeps – YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED.
Unapologetic as always, While She Sleeps drive home another blinding track. Yet again, the band does not hold back their grievances against the world. They dazzle with instrumental bite and abrasive vocals. We do not expect any less from While She Sleeps; we do not expect them to lower the tempo. It would not be good for their supremacy as the best metal-core band on the scene. You Are All You Need is a stomper, truly enforcing plot and substance, sneers and repent for the broken planet, which is full to the brim with people who fight to sabotage the good. A loud offering, it does not halt or change its course, it full bloodied and perfect for the dark chasers.
Kings Of Leon – Echoing.
Change is not needed. Superstars Kings Of Leon play their hearts out here, not moving mountains or altering the landscape of rock music. They are saluting old ghosts; they are featuring style and grace. New track Echoing does not reinvent the wheel or blow open new horizons, it is good and honest with riffs and chugging drumbeats, vocals that rise and rise. It is not a song which will go up against the brilliance of yesteryear, it will not tap the left side with a rush, but it will keep the listener satisfied and grateful.
Tigers Jaw – New Detroit.
Sweet but not sickly, Tigers Jaw test the waters again. There is no massive chorus or riffs instilled in this song, but a melodic pull. The band know how to express themselves through their music, and they know how to write lyrics that provoke and inspire. Deeply channelling their eclectic muse, delivering soulful embraces, the act is triumphant again. New Detroit sounds like a track brought to us by honest musicians not trapped in their own egos, but fully alive in their music. The vocals stay on the same level, and the calmness is riveting.
Frontside – Take Heed.
Cohesive and compelling, Take Heed by pop punk band Frontside, echoes truth. The act is angry here and wants us to know that. Screams are clear, hearts are smashed up and pasts are bubbling forward. The template is simple; the riffs are simple, and the lyrics reflect broken trust. Driven and sincere, this act might blow up and rightfully take their place amongst the elite. It will take strength and character.