Through These Words Challenger

Through These Words Challenger
Through These Words' new EP, Challenger, bears the unfortunate disgrace of sharing its title with Memphis May Fire's latest album. The coincidence is appropriate though, as Canada's Through These Words' take on metalcore with a Southern twist is similar to their peers down South or, occasionally, countrymen Dead and Divine. However, while the sounds are similar, Through These Words lack finesse in their songwriting, which sounds more sporadic and less pulled together. This lack of proficiency causes all five songs contained within to succumb to awkward transitions and poor structures. Despite the slight Southern tinge on some of the vocals and, occasionally, riffs, Challenger ends up sounding like your standard run-of-the-mill metalcore album ― they just swap keyboards for some twang. Even with said twang, it's unlikely the South would want them, and unfortunately for them, neither does the (true) North (strong and free). (Independent)