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IN ARCADIA
IF IT BLEEDS, WE CAN KILL IT
HANDSTAND

Sounding a bit whiny at times, yet way more powerful than a whiny band should at others, the Detroit-based band In Arcadia intertwine Warped Tour pop-punk with elements of ‘90s post-hardcore a la Quicksand and Far and slices of Nirvana’s grunge on IF IT BLEEDS, WE CAN KILL IT. Well-textured songs like “Megadeth Fiero” (which sounds nothing like either, by the way) combine Thursday-esque guitar lines with a metallic sneer, while emo’s self-awareness rears its head on “Olsen Twins Pornography” and “Fathom The Brig’uns”, sure to illicit air guitar solos and group choral shouts alike. If Story of the Year somehow merged with Open Hand, the strained angst of In Arcadia would be the result.
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- Mike SOS