BLEEDING IN THE RED
Shenoah blend metal with post hardcore pretty effortlessly on the Cleveland-based outfit’s latest five-track outing. At times emulating 36 Crazyfists, Life of Agony, and Lostprophets, this band shows that they can dually crank out some heavy rhythms and driving riffs, but still leave room for a melodic passage or interesting musical interlude. Featuring stellar songwriting with exemplary movements (especially on the bridges of “Age of the White Dove” and “Ashes to Ashes”), Shenoah succeeds by sounding like a lot of bands without blatantly ripping any of them off. Instead, this five piece use a metallic backdrop and some modern day metal wares to illuminate catchy hooks, anthemic choruses, and a strong overall sense of dynamics.