Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rainmaker - 2013 - Alienation

Rainmaker is a screamo band from Eslov, Sweden. Alienation is their debut LP.  They play an aggressive brand of post-hardcore, starting with a screamo base but stretching out with some melody and a little ambient noise. If you threw The Saddest Landscape, Loma Prieta and some ambient music into a blender, the result wouldn't be far from this. The singer has an excellent desperate shout that he can push into a high pitched scream in multiple languages while the guitars go from raging to melodic and back on a dime. Highlights include Rather Die Young, Than Die Young At Heart, Farewell Swallows and Falling Off The Sky. If you like your screamo with a little ambient, Rainmaker's Alienation will serve well.