When We Speak, We Breathe
Marrying the melodic emo-punk of Thursday or Thrice with some harder progressive metal elements, Yesterday’s Rising isn’t playing a style of music that scores high marks for originality these days. However, bearing more than a passing resemblance to Dead Poetic doesn’t necessarily preclude them from being quite good in their own right.
What We Speak, We Breathe is a solid slab of emotive hardcore stuff, with bits of frenetic screaming, soaring clean vocals, catchy riffs and tight drumming. If you’re a fan of the whole sing/scream pseudo-hardcore fad, you’ll find a lot to love about tracks like “Sidewalks Remnants” and “WWSWB.” If, on the other hand, you’re sick to death of this formula, there’s a chance you might be, well, somewhat less excited.
Regardless of how you feel about the style of music itself, it’s clear that Yesterday’s Rising has a firm grasp on writing textured, genuinely passionate melodic rock. Not bad at all for a debut EP, but next time around it’d be nice to hear them expand on the more spacey/progressive elements that tease at the edges of their sound.
Yesterday’s Rising: www.yesterdaysrising.com