Wheels on the Bus In the Loop

Well no one could ever accuse Brampton, Ontario-based emo-metal purveyors Wheels on the Bus of rushing things. This is their debut album and they’ve been together since 2001. Yes, they’ve had a couple of stellar EPs, but really the test of a good band is how they do with more than four or five songs at a time. This time out, WTOB deliver ten songs and I’m happy to report they pass the test with flying colours. With the duelling dual guitar harmonics of Iron Maiden fused with the gut-pounding drive of good screamo bands like Sparta and Grade, with a completely un-ironic pop edge, In the Loop is sure to further the band’s cause, which has been steadily building largely on the strength of energetic and amazingly tight live performances. (Summercamp)