Strait out of Brooklyn; Melodic Hardcore act Man The Change have released their follow up to the 3-track EP Faded. The band has teamed up with Label Hooked On Records for the release of their new 6-track EP entitled: Defeated.
Defeated kicks off with its speedy opener “Val Killed Her” an impressive display of catchy riffs and some serious drum work; the track’s more emotion-laced vocal direction showcases the musical versatility of the band: combining elements of Pop-Punk and Post-Hardcore. Defeated’s next track “Journeyman” takes a more “old school” punk approach with some raspy vocals before exploding into a powerful ending-anthem of emotion & aggression. The band speeds it up for the EP’s third track “Skeeter” an impressive melodic delivery of pure punk in just over 2 minutes. For the next song “Keon’s Revival” Man The Change spits a short & sweet catchy punk anthem, accompanied by a drop down rhythm. In Defeated’s 5th track “Under Water” the band delivers a powerful display of catchy hooks and an emotional “scream your heart out” chorus. Man The Change closes the EP with “Defeated” a vocally aggressive performance, highlighting the band’s heavier side and diversified sound.
Fans of bands like Blink-182, A Day To Remember, and Amber Pacific are sure to enjoy this release; be sure to grab your copy today via Hooked On Records.
Review by Matt Crane – HHM