As soon as the first song, Or Does it Explode?, starts it’s immediately clear that Tyranny is Tyranny are a band that are emotive and expressive. This is apparent from both the music and the vocals.
This is a kind of Hardcore-based music that’s moved beyond its original parameters, (hence the term Post-Hardcore), without losing the vibrant nature of the style. It’s been expanded though to include more introspective and Shoegaze-esque elements and the band have embraced this direction.
The vocals have a lot of personality and have a kind of fragility to their delivery that allows them to convey greater feeling than if this was absent.
The closest band I can think of to compare them to would be Australia’s No Anchor. Both bands share a similar style of music that’s exploratory, expressive and heavy without becoming too heavy. They also share singing styles in the sense that their vocalists have a lot of personality and gravitas while remaining highly emotive and engaging.
There’s a lot of moods and feelings on this album and each song takes part in the overall theme of the release but still manages to cover a lot of different ground.
The political nature of the tracks and the highly-emotive, reflective music results in songs that resonate in the mind long after the last chord has died.
This is an impressive album that holds the interest throughout. The emotional delivery and richly evocative musical choices mean it stands out from the crowd and its longevity is assured.
Very highly recommended.