On this, their debut album, "The Bridge," Letterkills do well to establish a signature sound. Even though they could be classified into the "screamo" genre, they inject a subtle, dirty, southern rock vibe into their music and make it mash together very well. All the songs are larger than life, and this record was meant to be performed live. Vocalist Matt Shelton wails almost as loud as the guitars on here, but is capable of handling some tasteful melodic moments, as displayed on the softer side with the two-part ballad "Hold My Heart." The album begins with the soaring anthem "Lights Out" and never gets boring from there. "Brand New Man" is a chugging, catchy number, while "Clock Is Down" and "Whatever It Takes" explore more conventional musicianship. This album takes me back to when I heard the first The Used record. Unlike anything out there. Both albums take a tired formula and refresh and revitalize it. Letterkills are one of the few bands that is keeping the "Warped Tour" generation of music from being too predictable and boring. I was lucky enough to see them live a few weeks ago (opening for Three Days Grace and labelmates Hoobastank) and they definitely put on a great show and pumped up a lot of people who hardly knew them. They had a great attitude and it shows in the music. Who knows what future releases will bring for them, but chances are, if you even remotely dig the style of music that they vaguely fit in with (Everything from The Used, to Thursday, to Story Of The Year), you will love this album.