From the opening track 'Taste The Red Hands' to the closing 'A Hoax To Live For', Dead Poetic have produced another sure-fire winner with the new wave of emo/hardcore kids.
Highlights include the sting of regret in 'Glass In The Trees' and the two-fingers-up to corporate image with 'Vanus Empty'. With lyrics like "All I ever do is picture you smiling and then picture you leaving", Brandon Rike and the guys are likely to have every emo kid crying into their messenger bags. The mix of melody and hardcore, not unlike Thursday and Moneen, is excellent and definately worth a listen - especially if 'screamo' is your kinda thing.
I'd give this a definite 5-star rating, if not for knowing that Dead Poetic are nothing original. Not original; but memorable indeed.