Release Date: Apr 29, 2014
Record label: Top Shelf Records
I love it when a band comes at you with a bold, daring, zero-fucks-given attitude. Frameworks is just that. With Gainesville churning out pop-punk, indie and emo acts, it's a nice slap in the face for what Loom does. It incorporates elements of post-hardcore and screamo/skramz together, promoting Frameworks' own brand of melody-driven hardcore that's as chilling and destitute as can be, but so powerful and dramatic in their own noisy way.
Split between shrieking intensity and highly-charged melodic urges, Frameworks are in many ways operating outside of your typical Topshelf act. The Gainesville, Florida quintet are stringent emocore enthusiasts, a quality they share with the much-revered Boston label, though it’s in how they’re stretching into other stylistic realms whilst keeping that trait in check that they instantly stand out even with a cursory listen. Screeching, impenetrable vocals are surely a polarizing presence, but it’s also the key ingredient that fuels their incendiary aggression - it decrees every peak and trough throughout its 27 minute runtime with a heightened sense of intuition, a visceral form of emotional distress that is so obscure it gives the listener too much and too little at once.