ASTPAI: Corruption Concealed Under Deceptive Slogans: CD

When a band says they’re out to repair the sullied name of some musical genre or another, in this case “melodic hardcore,” nine times outta ten they only manage to exacerbate the problem. This is no exception. Starting out like new metal “hardcore” bands like Converge, then suddenly popping in some sorta pop hook or quasi-emo noodling, the songs never gel. The lyrics sound very heartfelt and “punk,” but they’re squandered on music that just don’t quite work.

 –jimmy (Jumpstart)