The Massachusetts emo quartet doesn't dance around the issue, preferring to make its point directly. It's a trend reflected in everything from the song titles (the opener on its new long-player Home, Like Noplace Is There is simply titled "An Introduction to the Album") to the band's sound, which could safely be described as a full-body purge. Throughout, singer Christian Holden sings/screams as if the vocals were recorded in Ramsay Snow's dungeon - a desperate feel matched by the music, which thrashes, gasps, and struggles like a drowning swimmer thirsty for air.

The Massachusetts emo quartet doesn’t dance around the issue, preferring to make its point directly. It’s a trend reflected in everything from the song titles (the opener on its new long-player Home, Like Noplace Is There is simply titled “An Introduction to the Album”) to the band’s sound, which could safely be described as a full-body purge. Throughout, singer Christian Holden sings/screams as if the vocals were recorded in Ramsay Snow’s dungeon — a desperate feel matched by the music, which thrashes, gasps, and struggles like a drowning swimmer thirsty for air.

Dead Leaves, No Dice, Violent Kind and Snow Day also perform.

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