FALLOUT PROJECT, THE: Hopes and Ropes: CD

Popped it in the stereo and early Neurosis came to mind immediately. A record that’s replete with those crashing metal dirges that seem synonymous with that band, but these guys have updated the sound a bit with a touch of melody and the willingness to quiet down and give the music room to breathe. There’s only six songs, but (again similar to Neurosis or that first Tribes of Neurot LP) we’re talking epics here. As with the few other Dare to Care records I’ve seen, the packaging is gorgeous, but this time it’s also misleading: the snappy orange/ white/ black layout makes this thing look like some sparse and shallow emo-of-the-month record. But it’s not so, hoss, not so at all. Decent band for sure.

 –keith (Dare to Care)