BENARD: Self-titled: CD

Mar 23, 2007

Apparently, these guys played Fest V, but unfortunately, I missed this year’s festivities. They compare themselves to At The Drive In and Twelve Hour Turn and I hear slight resemblances. The vocals are especially reminiscent of Cedric from ATDI at times. Musically, I think this is good stuff, albeit not completely original. Jagged, yet melodic at times, with confusing song titles like, “I Wish I Were a Penguin.” If you dig post hardcore that leans towards the ever-dreaded emo but doesn’t cross the line, check this band out!

 â€“buttertooth (Alaska)