BY A THREAD: Self-titled: CD

Apparently, this is ex-members of Strain. Had I’d known, I would have steered clear. Strain were a tepid “hardcore” band in the ‘90s, and By A Thread are being touted as “post-hardcore.” Sounds like radio-friendly garbage me. Whiny vocals, over emotive delivery, polished recording, vapid lyrics, and the list of negatives go on. Gutless rock for a docile audience.

 –M.Avrg (Revelation, revelationrecords.com)