THE RISE, THE FALL, & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Connecticut-based “hardcore” outfit The Distance is fronted by erstwhile singer from Voice of Reason, so why the hell does this CD sound like a New Found Glory release? One word: heartbreak. Reassessing his priorities while recovering from a difficult breakup, Reason and The Distance went from passionate hardcore troupe to run of the mill, my girlfriend dumped me punkcore drivel. Shame really, as Reason’s voice still has some resonance, but the haircuts, pink CD layout, and hot girl on the cover of the disc won’t appeal to anyone over 18 with any attachment to hardcore at all. But, if you dig mall punkcore with a trail of broken hearts behind it, this offering is right up your alley.