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The Bright Side

Break Even

Modern hardcore is something of a funny point with me.

I love hardcore, but a lot of what passes for it these days does not in any way ignite any sort of excitement within me. Break Even are from Australia, they have written a pretty solid album in the shape of The Bright Side and seem to have plenty of experience and skill. They show a knack for looking outside hardcore’s limited reach, they obviously like a bit of Deftones (very subtlety) and have the required fury.

That’s pretty much everything you need to make a success out of hardcore these days. It’s well produced and played to a decent standard. The vocals convey enough aggression and anger and the songs twist and change enough to keep your attention.

I don’t know, all that stuff is great, but it still doesn’t inspire much in me though.

Listen: www.myspace.com/breakevenhc