AFTER THE FALL / TRANSITIONS: Split: 7”

After The Fall: I’m not quite sure what to make of this band. The first song is melodic hardcore straight outta the late ‘90s/early ‘00s. It reminded me of Reach The Sky with a tap on the shoulder from Fat Wreck. Anyhow, the second track is hardcore, nothing melodic. It has a pretty driving intro that doesn’t seem like it’s going to let up, but then it goes into some youth crew revival complete with breakdown. The two tracks sound like they could have come from separate bands, but they were recorded at the same time and space. Transitions: Three short blasts of late ‘90s East Coast youth crew revival played excellently appear on this side. Do you miss Floorpunch and In My Eyes? Did you never really get the big deal with American Nightmare? Well, if you answered both of those questions affirmatively, then this is a definite for you. It comes complete with rad bass line intros, breakdowns, gang vocals, and a song about friendship. I’m a total sucker for this kinda shit. Fucking awesome!

 –Vincent (Raise Your Fist, raiseyourfistrecords.com)