Distance The Rise, the Fall and Everything In Between

Connecticut favourites the Distance’s latest record starts off on a Comeback Kid-esque trip with chanting vocals and hardcore-influenced guitar riffs. However, the second song takes an interesting turn down Good Charlotte lane. With cheesy guitar effects, horrible pseudo pop melodies and a guest appearance by none other than the Used’s Bert McCraken, The Rise, the Fall and Everything In Between can’t seem to make up its mind whether it’s a fast melodic hardcore or uninspired poppy screamo. Despite the album’s inconsistencies, the heavier songs still merit a listen and have the potential to be exciting live. (Abacus)