Release Date: Jun 9, 2009
Record label: Epitaph
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Metal
Just in case you were laboring under the false impression that emo/screamo/metal was a strictly American phenomenon, there's a band that hails from Wales and is good enough to show their stateside counterparts a thing or two. On The Best in Town, their first album for Epitaph (and second overall), the Blackout thunder and squall through a batch of songs that deal with the usual topics of heartbreak, betrayal, isolation, and frustration with romance and society and have a familiar sound (sweetly sung vs. rabidly screamed vocals, heavy riffing, cavernous drums, and great walls of processed guitars), but generally have a fresh and vigorous feel that keeps things hopping throughout.