Sunday, March 17, 2013

Couteaux - Sail West to Reach The East (2012)

There is just something so beautiful to me about the mix of post-hardcore with math rock. Consider adding in the mix some POP hooks and strong vocals...and...well you've got a group ready for just about anything.

Couteaux seem perfectly at home melting these riff heavy gems around a metal and post rock center. But talk is talk folks and the proof is certainly in this pudding. If its sounding great to you on paper I can assure you that you wont be let down by these guys in the least.



1 comment:

  1. The vox don't quite cut it, as they're just too boyish in tone and the vocal melodies are all pretty similar. And yikes @ the screamo vox at the end of track 3 — dude doesn't not seem particularly well-suited to that role.

    The tunes are solid nonetheless, and there's obviously a fine balancing act when bands try to mesh pop vox and metal/post-hardcore/whatever, so I can't hate on the sound too much.