Release Date: April 22nd
Dog Knights Productions
Coming from Sweden, Disembarked and their upcoming EP aren’t exactly what you’d expect to hear out of the Melodeath holy land: a throwback sound, reminiscent of the early 2000s Post-Hardcore Scene. The EP’s opening track “Abscond” sets this tone with aggressive vocals, experimental rhythms, and darker, more emotional driven cords. Exotic distortion and intricate leads blend with vocals delivered in the more true Screamo style on tracks like “Unwanted But Chosen Pt. 1″ and “Pillars Pt. 2.” The More aggressive instrumental and vocal breakdowns of “Flags Of Our Fathers” contrast nicely with the vibrant melody-driven tack “Bewildered” [a personal favorite]. It’s nice to know Post-Hardcore isn’t dead, and I’m looking forward to seeing more from these guys in the future.
RIYL: As Cities Burn, Underøath, Dance Gavin Dance.
Review by Matt Crane – HHM