Figure Four When It's All Said and Done

It's always a shame when a heavy band releases an album with a very weak production, and such is the case with the second album from Winnipeg's Figure Four. The band plays a basic style of old school hardcore: short songs that are fast and in yo' face. The lyrics are a highlight, although they're the fairly standard posi-hardcore writings. Unfortunately the paper-thin production renders it into a state of immobility, sucking away all the power that this band probably has when they play live. Beef it up and it would be competent old school hardcore; from there, the band would need to inject some of their own touch into the songs to make any further impact. (Facedown)