Manifesto Jukebox come roaring out of the gate with a sound that is immediate and visceral. This three piece goes for the throat with songs that convey outrage and cynicism yet blend a slight amount of hope in the mix to keep things from going over the top. Yet, like many of their ilk, Manifesto Jukebox never manages to weld their prowess with a strong sense of melody. This leaves their music, while powerful, somewhat robbed of any larger impact it may have had. A worthy listen, but not an indispensable purchase by any means.
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