Far From Heroes Betrayed You With a Kiss

Far From Heroes Betrayed You With a Kiss
Just when pop punk appeared to have chorused into a monotony of Blink mimes, Sudbury’s Far From Heroes have come into their own with a new generation of power punk anthems that cast most of their peers aside. Their devious melodies are enough to infect and accompany all afterthoughts. The amount of vigilantly crafted hooks allows for a new mind-consuming experience each time. Betrayed You With a Kiss is the perfect evolution from their last EP, It’s Only Me You Lose, noticeably displaying the development of their skills as songwriters. Track one, the ever-important introduction, is quick to enthuse of the songs to come. Within the admittedly limited confines of pop punk, remnants of older New Found Glory, dashes of exploding emo rock like the Used, and slight hints of Poison the Well (minus the bark) converge into a imaginative effort at bittersweet ear candy. The bitter side being dark subject matter and the sweet side being an upbeat pop approach results in age-defined rock that some may find biographically dated. Though they lack mystery, a traditional song structure layered with heavy, acute rhythms and pervasive guitar riffs are justified with superb sound quality and impeccable artwork. (Independent)