Take It Back Atrocities

Take It Back Atrocities
Making a balanced concoction of pop and punk hardcore, Take It Back deliver a solid sophomore album that will have you bouncing from the first notes of Atrocities. Hailing from Fort Smith, Arkansas, these southerners appetizingly layer the different styles of music with a good sense of rhythm. Vocalist Nick Thomas's rough tonal quality sounds remarkably similar to ex-Comeback Kid front-man Scott Wade, but on "What We're Fighting For," Thomas drops the tough guy act, singing in a nasally tone that's surprisingly pleasing. Sticking with simple chord progressions, guitarists Daniel Hawkins and Cody Bradley invoke an old-school feel, with quick, succinct strumming and, at times, appear to have a musical conversation when blending in melodies. Delivering tight and punchy songs, Take It Back are a band to keep a tab on. (Facedown)