Waterdown Never Kill the Boy on the First Date

It's not hard to figure out why, after just one listen, Canadian screamo kings Grade were so turned on to this six-piece German band ¾ so much so that they actually brought them to the attention of Victory Records. Like Grade, Waterdown successfully blend driving rock with a melodic, heartfelt emo aesthetic and a hardcore brutality in a bipolar musical melange that would make Quicksand salivate. Anchored by the duelling vocals of singer Marcel and screamer Ingo, Waterdown's sound is alternately one of speed and cut-time groove. An impressive debut. (Victory)