by Young Widows
- Record Label: Temporary Residence
- Release Date: Apr 12, 2011
Review this album
Oct 3, 2011Young Widows, a post-hardcore band from Kentucky, take a noise rock direction on their third studio album. Those looking for hysterical yell and other unpleasant sounds attached to the post-hardcore genre will feel highly disappointed. The pace is slow but doesnâ
Jul 28, 2011It seems often as if the songs come to life more through sonic detail and aural shape (a variety of distortion tones, drum sounds, reverb ranges, and the like) than in compositional changes of direction, harmonic depth, or hooks. This doesn't, however, make the music dull. Instead, there's something compelling about the way Young Widows use these details--a shimmer, a hum, a scrape--for drama rather than relying on the often cheap dramatics heard in "heavy" music.
Jun 30, 2011Future Heart is the album's standout moment because it represents a rare moment of cathartic release, the band finally letting their brooding rhythm swell into something nearly anthemic. Young Widows do it well, but a little less restraint would do them one better.