Sunday, October 27, 2013

Roanoke - 2013 - Beautiful People

Roanoke is a four piece screamo band from Rockford, Illinois, USA. Beautiful People is their 3rd release. They play a noisy brand of screamo that isn't afraid of some ambient and post-hardcore passages. The guitars can shift back and forth between a more straight forward screamo or hardcore attack to a more melodic, sometimes ambient feel very quickly but these songs never stop being heavy and powerful. The singer has an excellent scream that he puts to very good use. Highlights include Skeletons, I'm Trying and Feeling It Out. If you like your screamo with a little post-hardcore and even some ambient Roanoke's Beautiful People will serve well.