STAND YOUR GROUND
RITES OF PASSAGE
Stand Your Ground is a Tennessee quartet whose modern hardcore and metalcore amalgamation offers little to the imagination but guarantees a chugging good time as heard on their 11-track affair DESPONDENSEAS. Cramming oodles of melody into a by the book assault chock full of chest-beating sing along choruses and formulaic breakdowns, Stand Your Ground follows the guidelines carefully to create a predictable yet enjoyably chaotic mix of raging vocals and moshpit ready riffs (“The Deadlands”). Thanks to their strong sense of dynamics and the ability to take it down a few notches for variety (“Dispatch”, “A Sudden Breath”) before lacing into your skull with their catchy and heavy brand that fits snugly between Bury Your Dead and Comeback Kid.