- Submit News
- Best New Music
- New Releases
- Contact Us
The Saddest Landscape: After the LightsAfter the Lights (2012)
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: RENALDO69RENALDO69
(others by this writer | submit your own)
A lot of bands try this punk/screamo outlet a lot but don't refine it to what it should be. There's the raw unpolished sound that works for bands such as Pianos Become the Teeth and Troubled Coast, and a fierce grit that stands out for La Dispute, Defeater and Touché Amoré. The Saddest Landscape uses the proper mix of that gruff sound of screamo with a lot of fast punk/heavy riffs that are evident on songs like "Desperate Vespas" and "Days of Punched In." Both open the record nicely with Vespers giving that militant drum roll that dominates a lot of the album. The focus of the heavy bassline works a lot on this record that gives the right blend of screamo punk into the range of that heavy post-hardcore sound. The latter song is built with faster riffs and their sharpness adds to keeping an impressive punk feel to the record. It's frenetic and dissonant.
Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
Managing EditorAdam White
Contributing EditorsBryne Yancey Kira Wisniewski Brittany Strummer Andrew Waterfield Armando Olivas John Flynn Chris Moran John Gentile
Copy EditorAdam Eisenberg Britt Reiser
Podcast ProducerNariman Shariat
ISSN 1710-5366© Copyright 1999-2013 Punknews.org
Other Places to Go