The Armory - Sleepwalking To The Ends Of The Earth
Release Date: September 18, 2009
Record Label: Unsigned
The Armory is a five-piece Progressive/Alternative Rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. Though not VERY well-known, The Armory have shown that they can build a considerably large fan base and are able and willing to compete with some of the bigger names out there. With influences from bands such as The Receiving End Of Sirens and As Cities Burn, this east-coast quintet incorporates soaring choruses with a crisp-clean sound that may not be entirely new or fresh to the ever-growing music scene, but gets the job done with considerable potential.
How is it?
With their debut EP titled Sleepwalking To The Ends Of The Earth, The Armory showcases a very safe, but productive freshman release. Both guitars and drums sound polished and very clean (at times even spacey), but never really shine incredibly bright. I use the word 'safe' once again. I believe this band's strength lies in the core of what normally makes or breaks bands in this genre, the vocals. Singer Sean Wheeler has a certain presence in his voice that is commanding and powerful. Range isn't incredible (he's no Anthony Green), but Wheeler takes control of every song with a tight grip and doesn't let go. I feel if this group of guys experiment more, and take more risks, they have the potential to be a force in our current, redundant music scene.