Stick to Your Guns - Comes From the Heart
Record Label: Century Media Records
Release Date: May 13, 2008
Have you lost faith in the hardcore genre? It seems that you can hardly find any good bands in the genre anymore. But have no fear, Stick To Your Guns are here, and they aren't letting this genre die out anytime soon.
The album opens with the track "Heart From the Heartless" and kick things right off with a great combination of skilled guitarist and a great drummer. As Comes From The Heart continues they use this pattern in every song.
Instrumentally, Stick To Your Guns doesn't bring anything new to the table, but are very skilled. The guitarists play some nice leads and can create some great breakdowns together. Stick To Your Guns has a way of making every song flow well together. There guitarist can quickly transfer from a melody straight to a breakdown, and not many bands can do that these days. They also possess a very skilled drummer who does an extraordinary job behind the set. "Tonight's Entertainment" is a great example of the band as a whole.
Stick To Your Guns vocalists took me completely by surprise. As "Heart From The Heartless" opened the album, I had no expectations of hearing any clean vocals whatsoever. "Enough's Enough" and "Accessory Children" shows just how melodic this band can get, and it doesn't sound bad at all (it sounds like a chorus from a Haste The Day song). Stick To Your Guns should continue putting a fair share of melodic spots in their music. The growling vocalist has talent in the aspect that he can both speak quickly and he can say what he needs to say. He doesn't hold anything back and has a positive message in all his lyrics and every song seems as if it is an anthem to different problems. "You'll knock us down, we'll get back up. We are the driving force. We'll tear this down, we'll push our luck. We are the driving force." Comes From The Heart is also full of gang vocals, and at times can be a little too much, but if your a big fan of gang vocals, go ahead and sing along.
Stick To Your Guns seems to do the same thing in each song. Every song starts out with a running double bass, crazy guitar riff, gang vocals, breakdown and then finishes it out with the same hardcore sound you're used to hearing. Even though this is nothing new, if your a big fan of the genre, you're sure to love every song on this album.