Release Date: Sep 2, 2014
Record label: Fearless Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Metalcore
Midwestern metalcore quintet the Color Morale make their label debut for Fearless Records with Hold on Pain Ends, their fourth album overall. At this point in the Rockford-based band's career, most of the original members have turned over, leaving frontman Garret Rapp to essentially guide the band's direction. Riding a wave of success from their 2013 release Know Hope, Rapp and his bandmates continue with their dark vs.
There will always be casualties when musicians want to change but fans want them to stay the same. That doesn’t stop the Color Morale from adding plenty of pop choruses to their post-hardcore palate on Hold On Pain Ends, while keeping their metalcore tendencies, too. TCM’s stretch marks are seen when “Outer Demons” stumbles in with mush-mouthed vocals.