I really feel like this style of melodic hardcore (Strike Anywhere-esque leads and octave chords, loads of gang vocals, etc.) has its sights set on a very particular age group—an age group that I grew out of some time ago. I get the attraction to this kind of thing (and don’t get me wrong, The Golden Age do it very well), but I prefer my hardcore to be a little less, I dunno—accessible, maybe? I’m a hardcore kid through and through, but I need some seething rage and this just comes across as mildly annoyed.
–Dave William (Panic)