A hearty, not hasty follow-up
Between the respectable 2004 debut Burning Bridges and tour time with As I Lay Dying, Zao and Strung Out, Indianapolis’ Haste the Day is a hot shot prospect in the current metalcore myriad. Sure, the scene is getting cluttered, but this band bends beyond the predictable rage, thanks to the dueling vocals of Brennan Chaulk and James Ryan, a ruthless rhythm section and hammering percussion.
Several assertive instances can be traced throughout the sophomore CD When Everything Falls, which is thematically based upon standing firm in one’s beliefs. The title cut perhaps best embodies this concept, along with searing and strident sonic qualities. The furious instrumental approach to “Walk On” lays the heavy handed foundation for a message of moving on from past mistakes, while “For a Lifetime” bellows with back and forth screams from Ryan and harmonies by Chaulk. Though a less intense cover of the Goo Goo Dolls “Long Way Down” could’ve been omitted, that finale doesn’t diminish from the otherwise heartfelt huskiness of Haste the Day.
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