Farewell to Freeway Definitions

Farewell to Freeway Definitions
It’s easy to oversimplify artists on Victory: either you have something that’s a little more hardcore/metal, like Bury Your Dead, or the alternative (i.e., Hawthorne Heights), which can neatly fit into the emo category. Farewell to Freeway’s Definitions is certainly at home with the more creative style of hardcore music, featuring unsoiled vocals during many choruses, occasionally located in a verse here and there. Sonically, the guitars find themselves squealing, chugging, pulling metal riffs and more often than not, playing the devil’s advocate as harmonic back-ups to the gorgeous vocals. The frustrating challenge during Definitions is trying to decide if Farewell to Freeway are a hardcore band that produces breakdowns with muted guitar work and chants or an act that were creative two years ago using moog synths and tidy harmonies to support clean vocals? The only real answers lie with the band, which by the sound of this album, are as clueless as the rest of us. (Victory)