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EP: Now, Voyager – Tell-Tale Hearts

August 19th, 2013

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Now, Voyager
Tell-Tale Hearts
Destroy Everything Records
19 August 2013

by Ollie Connors

For a young band, having lofty ambitions is no bad thing by any stretch of the imagination. Having creative vision of huge scope gives you a tangible goal to achieve; however, as so often is the case, ardor can run rampant and focus can be lost. This, unfortunately, is the fate that befalls Now, Voyager’s second EP Tell-Tale Hearts – a four-tracker that reveals a band with ample ability, but crucially, lacking in cohesive direction.

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Album: Defeater – Letters Home

July 22nd, 2013

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Defeater
Letters Home
Bridge Nine Records
15 July 2013

by Ollie Connors

On Defeater’s third full-length Letters Home, their conceptual story arc about an exceptionally dysfunctional wartime family continues. Previous albums have told the story of a brother each, and this record imparts tales of the violent patriarch’s earlier life. However, the band have clearly not learned from George Lucas’ mistakes, as adding preceding events to canon does not make for particularly riveting storytelling.

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Album: Evergreen Terrace – Almost Home

September 22nd, 2009

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Evergreen Terrace
Almost Home
Metal Blade Records
29 September 2009

by Claire Robinson

Ten years in and five albums deep, Evergreen Terrace have continued their blistering combination of melodic hardcore and metal on their latest album, Almost Home. After a disappointing show on Wolfbiker, their last studio effort, which seriously lacked the more melodic aspects of their sound, Evergreen Terrace have gone all out to wipe the slate clean.

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