SCARS OF TOMORROW
THE HORROR OF REALIZATION
California crushers Scars of Tomorrow have learned a few new tricks since A ROPE TIED TO THE TRIGGER but have thankfully retained that ferocious hardcore firepower. Sharing the stage with bands like Norma Jean and Atreyu, whose lead vocalist Alex appears on “The Hidden Grudge”, has given THE HORROR OF REALIZATION a penchant for the melodic end of the metalcore spectrum, while production work courtesy of Matt Bayles undoubtedly shaped songs like “SSNova” to embody the more avant-garde heavy side. Leaving room for ambiance amongst the aggressive assault of tuned down guitars and unsettling rhythms, Scars of Tomorrow’s prevalent new attitude is ambitious and always forceful, even when the 11-track endeavor sounds a bit forced.