"Pressure the Hinges" (Solid State; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Indiana's Haste the Day have undergone a lead singer shakeup and have streamlined their metalcore sound a bit on the 13-track "Pressure the Hinges." This Christian quintet have shed a good portion of their shred for a more well-rounded, Thrice-esque approach on cuts like "White Collar," "The Minor Prophets" and "Stitches," yet there's still hefty breakdowns aplenty to be found on tunes like the title track and "Vertigo" that will keep the pit going until someone gets hurt.

But if you're looking for something straight up, you'd better look elsewhere, as songs such as "Janet's Planet" suggests a band that is more comfortable to expand their musical horizons instead of simply pound and pummel.

For more information, check out http://www.hastetheday.com.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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