Fight Pain With Fire: The mixtape is back with a bang. Incredible energy and aggressiveness, an ideal opener for the tape.
I had heard this song before as a live recording. Very nice to hear a cleaner version of this!
Substance P: My song.
Vicker's Theme: Thibault is known for contributing gems to the mixtapes; this one is no exception.
Even though it is pretty different from the usual punk/rock songs on the mixtape genre-wise, it doesn't seem out of place.
I love the alternation between the loud, distorted instruments and the quieter parts (that piano riff is damn catchy!).
That bass sounds like it's about to tear down my apartment walls.
The Last Of The Mexicans: Very nice acoustic interlude. Again, a nice departure from the main punk theme of the mixtape.
Who You're Not: A beautiful acoustic piece. I think the vocals could use some compression as the loudness differences sometimes seem a bit rough.
Love the transition from pre-chorus to the catchy vocals in the chorus.
Her Wounds: Ska-rhythms from Perception Check(formerly Against Belief) are a novelty. The chorus is catchy as hell, as usual for AB/PC.
Oh, and the vocals going completely crazy for the last chorus? Classic AB/PC, as well! I like the way the vocal samples are used before the last chorus.
IVP: My second song.
Last Defeat: Catchyness has a new name. I remember hearing the guitar riff ages ago in a demo version, and I must say that this has been developed into a great song.
Slightly more melodic than FPWF yet just as much energy behind the melodies. Great song!
Leadfoot: Another electronic masterpiece by Thibault. I like the gradual buildups and breakdowns, as well as the groovy vibes that this song radiates.
Rainin' Blues: A very slow-paced song for a change. Delicious guitar (solo) work as we are used from Coneman, plus soulful vocals.
Very cool to get more diversity in the mix...
Nothing Inside: ...because now we're back to P U N K at its finest. I think this is one of the strongest AB/PC songs to date.
Powerful vocals, great energetic harmonies, and general energy that makes me want to smash things. I really like the outro as well. High-quality!
Discomfort Inn: The mixtape closes with a beautiful ballad by Brianna. The harmonies are really nice, complementing amazing main vocals.
I don't usually get enthusiastic about slow acoustic ballads, but this one really deserves the praise. Great work!
Even though this mixtape has a clear shortage of artists, it is a great sequel. The quality has made yet another step forward and makes it a pleasure to listen to from the first to the last second. This mixtape definitely deserves to be listened to by people who do not usually check out Your Band, as this tape nicely represents the diverse musical talent that this section has to offer. Great work, everyone!