Thursday, 3 June 2010

Review - Break Even - The Bright Side

Break Even - The Bright Side

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5 out of 10

Modern hardcore is something of a funny point with me. I love hardcore, but a lot of what passes for it these days does not in any way ignite any sort of excitement within me. Break Even are from Australia, they have written a pretty solid album in the shape of The Bright Side and seem to have plenty of experience and skill. They show a knack for looking outside hardcore's limited reach, they obviously like a bit of Deftones (very subtlety) and have the required fury.

That's pretty much everything you need to make a success out of hardcore these days. It's well produced and played to a decent standard. The vocals convey enough aggression and anger and the songs twist and change enough to keep your attention.

I don't know, all that stuff is great, but it still doesn't inspire much in me though.


1. Sunrise
2. October 27th
3. Heart Shape House
4. The Truth
5. Run For Your Life
6. The Bright Side
7. Dreamer
8. Trouble Maker
9. Resentment
10. Smashing Lights
11. Sunset
12. November 18th

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