Sometimes I get surprised. One such case, when a large chunk of the meandering masses caught-on to the great band Finch. (After all, eMpTV [MTV] is as mindless as they come. Natural selection, anyone?) Finch‘s 2003 opus of crushing beauty, “What It Is To Burn” [Drive-Thru Records], takes Melodic Hardcore to the extremes of perfection.
Finch adds some Emo and Pop Punk into the maelstrom—the intensity though is never sacrificed for esthetics. Clean, melodious vocals are sharpened by explosive yells and shrieking growls. Hardcore blasts fluidly fuse with softer passages. Finch is powerful, and addictive….
The best of these amazing cuts includes the anthem “Three Simple Words,” the intensely cool “What It Is To Burn,” “Grey Matter,” “Post Script,” “Perfection Through Silence,” and the poignant Emo power-ballad “Letters To You.” Finch is phenomenal—the angelic balance of sublimity and aggression is pristine momentum.
Overall, Finch is worthy of all of the attention they get. This is one killer band. Stay savage. Farewell.
Related Bands: Trapt, Alien Ant Farm, Onesidezero, Pressure 4-5, Element Eighty, Glasseater, V Shape Mind, Nonpoint, etc.
Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.
Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.