Reminds me of Jimmy Eat World, Elliott, Taking Back Sunday, Mineral, Amity, Finch, Hum, Hopesfall. Beneath the shell of commercial modern emo production and vocals you’ll find a depth of melody and harmony that is more in tune with 90s indie rock emo like Elliott and Mineral than the simplistic power-pop of most Taking Back Sunday-influenced bands. A lot of parts are based around simple catchy rhythmmic riffs, while the second guitar layers an interlocking melody over the top, and there’s a lot of dense harmonic chords that remind me a little of Hum. Although they might seem similar on the surface, to my ears this band is the antithesis of the formulaic commercial drivel of Saosin, but I doubt anyone else would see it my way. Unfortunately this EP is pretty much destined to be judged on it’s most superficial elements. Those who like most pop-punky emo will like it, those who don’t won’t. If you do happen to like this EP though, I highly recommend the EP Amor Vincit Omnia by Amity.
-Liam Seery 6/1/05