Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Color Morale - Know hope

The Color Morale - Know Hope (2013) Rise Records
Produced by Josh Schroeder
Tracks : 1.Burn victims 2.Smoke and mirrors 3.Learned behavior 4.Living breathing something 5.Strange comfort 6.In light in me 7.Silver lining 8.Steadfast 9.Hole hearted 10.Saviorself 11.Have will 12.Never enders
3 out of 5

The Color Morale share the same hometown as Cheap Trick, namely Rockford, Illinois. The post hardcore band The Color Morale debuted with "We all have demons" in 2009 and followed up with "My devil in your eyes" in 2011, which leads us to their 3rd effort "Know hope". The band is very proud over this new album and their fans will embrace it without doubt, TCM focus on melodic hardcore with catchy choruses and not only screamo in the verses but also clean vocals every once in a while. Three tracks stand out and they are "Learned behavior", "Strange comfort" and "Steadfast", I especially like "Strange comfort" with it´s anthemic chorus. Their two new guitarists Devin King and Aaron Saunders sound really tight but the band´s star is frontman Garret Rapp, when most hardcore bands have 2 singers doing screamo and clean vocals each, Garret do both just brilliant. For fans of We Came As Romans and The Devil Wears Prada.

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