Release Date: October 9th, 2010
Record Label: Anchors Aweigh Records
Miles Away comes out the gate with a mix of punk and melodic hardcore. A coarse vocal delivery brings the emotion into the already gray landscape that the riffs paint across the album Endless Roads. The lyrics are emotionally charged and are really easy to connect with which is always a plus. The instrumentals and the lyrics blend together for the listener to just feel at their core. It’s no wonder where the band got their popularity.
As you dive deeper into the album for more examination its safe to the subject matter has a running theme across Endless Roads. The production is really solid you have the balance of clarity without sacrificing the intensity brought forth by vocalist Nick Horsnell. Sometimes hidden underneath the driving sound is wonderful guitar riffs on tracks like “Anywhere.” With each listen I noticed more and more little things that make this album such a complete package.
At a glance it does sound and feel like your standard melodic hardcore album, but with each listen you begin to realize there is a lot more substance to Endless Roads. Although the title track’s chant “Don’t tell me what I can’t do…” does feel just a tad cliche. But overall it’s easily ignorable with other tracks to overshadow that little annoyance. “Rain Eye’s,” and “Skeleton Key,” are solid one two punch near the end of the album. Than the closer “Hearts and Minds,” really puts the final stamp on an already killer album. There is a lot to love about Endless Roads and you need to check it out for yourselves. “When it all comes to an end where will you be? When it all comes crashing down on you.” ~James Terry
4. Separation Anxiety
6. Endless Roads
7. the Constant
8. Rain Eyes
9. Skeleton Key
11. Hearts and Minds
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