Philadelphia, PA, is home to this self-coined “emotional hardcore” band. Through the Hourglass is a theme album based on time travel. Life, rebirth, and the passage of time in a vacuum are all addressed in guttural screams that came off as Neurosis stylistically. Most of the songs have a droney, heavy drive to them while the guitar echoes in the distance. The indie rock kids could get into this as well as the hardcore kids. Segue it with These Arms are Snakes, Neurosis, Prize Country, or City Of Caterpillar. Worth a spin!
–buttertooth (Protagonist, www.myspace.com/protagonistmusic)