This is one of the best bands on Rise right now. I absolutely love how they don't rely on "br00tal" screams and breakdowns, which what makes them stand out, especially on that label. These guys are really great, and this is easily one of my anticipated records of 2012. Also, I'm pretty stoked for some new Broadway tunes as well. I'm surprised they haven't come out with anything new already. Makes the waiting worth it, I suppose.
I was expecting to hear the same overproduced chugchug shit but these previews sounds promising. It reminds me a lot of Memphis May Fire's The Hollow : scenecore that can be done well. Too bad it's produced by Chango :/
Hands Like Houses have been one of my favorite bands for a very, very long time. "Lion Skin" was a song I heard from them agessssss ago. I was really excited to see that they finally got signed, and I'm VERY happy they didn't let Rise come in and wreck their noise.
I have HUGE expectations for this, and I really think they can live up to it.