Yours For Mine Dear Children

Yours For Mine Dear Children
Virginia's Yours For Mine have managed to find the perfect balance between post-hardcore, progressive rock and emo. What first comes to mind would be similarities to From Autumn to Ashes but the additions of brass and talking dubs on tracks like "Absence In Elegance" steer them more in their own direction. The album boasts badass bass and rhythm lines with a nice variety of melodic styles, but it is the calibre of the instrumental talent that stands out. Songs such as "The Angry End" and "What Happened to Us" are strong in lyrics, melody and construction. Being recorded by Caleb Keiter (Death Cab for Cutie) and mastered by Kim Rosen (Franz Ferdinand) has definitely helped this debut too. The title track and "The Instrumental" shine light on the fact that Yours For Mine are very much a religious band. Unlike many Christian records though, this album doesn't preach, making it appeal to a much larger audience. It's a strong debut and a great record whether you pray to the God of Christianity or the God of rock. (Blood and Ink)