SEA OF STORMS: Dead Weight: LP

There was a time in the early 2000s when bands like Rise Against and Alkaline Trio were riding the waves of success and you couldn’t help but hear their names mentioned whenever someone was gushing about their favorite new “punk” bands. Well, I wasn’t sold on either band then and the style they helped popularize is still lost on me now. Sea Of Storms—for all of their heartfelt singing and layers upon layers of harmony and melody—just don’t do it for me. I’d recommend this to fans of Iron Chic, Dopamines, and the like, but even then I’d feel like I was being facetious. 

 –Juan Espinosa (Self Aware, selfawarerecords.com / Tor Johnson, torjohnsonrecords.com)