BRACE THE FALL
SEE YOU AT THE BOTTOM
Portland, OR sextet Brace the Fall's debut 12-track affair takes cues from a few different areas, as part of SEE YOU AT THE BOTTOM carefully follows the metallic motif laid out by bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Atreyu while dashes of the melodic volatility utilized by bands like Rise Against and Strung Out comes through on other parts. Tracks like "Wasted Daylight" and "Electric Sheep" provide the perfect blend of mid-tempo alt metal malaise while "Unconscious" showcases the act's modern rock side a la 10 Years and Hurt. These guys also dabble with atmospheric ambient effects and electronic nuances ("Womb"), furthering their varied approach. Armed with a singer whose not afraid to display his solid chops and backed by a durable bunch of musicians who have the ability to both take it down a notch ("The Last") or kick into high gear ("F.O.X."), if you've got a ticket to this year's Taste of Chaos tour, Brace the Fall will appeal to you.