The Pitch: Beatdown hardcore from Cleveland, Ohio fusing elements of 90's metal with groups like Hatebreed and Left Behind.
What I Like: Some of the guitar and bass work on this album reminds me a bit of the groove and stop-go dynamics of Helmet's Meantime. All other aspects are more relatable to a more face-bashing deathcore band, but the inclusion of these elements help May Nothing But Happiness Find You to stand out from a pretty generic heap.
What I Don't Like: The riffs are plenty catchy, but they are also very simple. Not every band has to be super technical, but as a guitar player and lover of things that require a bit more proficiency I am always craving more.
The Verdict: May Nothing But Happiness Find You is a lesson in just letting loose and hitting stuff, but purposeful or not it also manages to be something a bit more due to the vague 90's influence. I'll bet these tunes would be crushing live.
Flight's Fav's: Fever Dream, Modern Lie, World Turns Black