Release Date: Jul 3, 2012
Record label: Deathwish Records
Review Summary: An album that can and should boost Narrows up to the heights they so rightfully deserve.There are at least two constants with metalcore band, Narrows, of which have been both detrimental and exceptional towards the group’s success. The first constant is the egregious ties to the legacy of Botch. Yes, while being tied to such a legendary band has its perks, it’s created a looming shadow over the fledgling band; a shadow of large expectations that gives the men of Narrows some rather large shoes to fill.
A stunning hardcore collection which will rank as one of 2012’s best. Raziq Rauf 2012 From the discordant, siren guitar-laced thunder of opening track, Under the Guillotine, Painted sets out its stall. If you didn’t already know, Narrows are a furious proposition. Former Botch frontman Dave Verellen is a vocal titan from first to last while guitarists Ryan Frederiksen and Jodie Cox have achieved a jarring guitar tone between them that bleeds pure anguish.