KEEP IT SECRET
HOPE SLIDE VIEWPOINT
Vowing that their music is aggressive with a conscience, Vancouver’s Keep It Secret’s meshing of post-hardcore and screamo holds up on their six-track offering. Implementing a dual vocal sting that switches from singing to screaming and backed by a band whose dynamic mood shifts from slick punk to shoegazer rock rather effortlessly, songs like “Terra Incognita” and “Sting of the Arrow” combine the wares of bands like Alexisonfire and Thursday, while the initial aura set forth by “Somethings Always Wrong for Now” suggests these guys have been to their share of Warped Tours. Keep It Secret may be plagued by playing in a style maligned by many, but this band wields a couple more tricks than most of its peers on HOPE SLIDE VIEWPOINT, giving them a college rock jangle and the chance at attracting a wider range of ears.