Sunday, June 08, 2014

Rend - 2014 - First Contact

Rend is an emo band from Marlborough, Massachusetts. First Contact is their debut LP. Rend play a noisy brand of emo with some melody occasionaly peeking through. First Contact gets off to an explosive start with Haunted which is followed by more of the same with When you know the answer (but don't raise your hand) before Parlor Trick breaks everything down and builds it back up in a slow burn.

Forever Discontent starts the second half off in an almost hardcore direction before Safe In Orbit returns to the emo Rend can pull off well before closing out with more of the same plus more of the aforementioned slowburn on Moulder. If you're looking for some desperate emo wrapped in fuzz, Rend's First Contact will serve well.