Hopesfall The Satellite Years

Hopesfall The Satellite Years
Hopesfall’s No Wings to Speak of was a melodic hardcore masterpiece that sadly received little attention but was miles ahead of what many in the emo/hardcore genre were doing. With The Satellite Years, their Trustkill debut, Hopesfall smoothly fuses influences from virtually every genre in today’s hardcore/metal scene in a way that’s highly original. When asked about their Trustkill relationship, drummer Adam Morgan comments: "The label’s been good to us. They’re promoting us a lot and we’re happy to be with them.” Currently on tour with Shai Hulud, the band has tour dates spanning the next three months. "[Trustkill] want us on the road a lot,” Morgan mentions, "and in the new year, we’ll be coming up to Canada with Eighteen Vision and Killswitch Engage.” The band’s live show isn’t to be missed, and the material on Years is some of the most interesting released in some time. From harsh, intense, high-pitched screaming to beautiful clean singing, vocalist Jay Forrest has all grounds covered, which perfectly complements his band-mates’ diverse range of melodies. The meticulously arranged, intelligently written compositions make every one of the 11 songs a masterwork. "The music we’ve been listening to over the last year has been more rock,” says Morgan, "we’ve been listening to a lot of Failure, Codeseven, Shiner and all the Desoto bands, so that has had a serious effect.” Produced by Matt Talbot of Hum, another influence, this record sounds as good as it looks, and it looks amazing. This is easily one of this year’s best records, and not since Cave In’s Jupiter has a band managed to raise the bar so high. (Trustkill)