Shotgun Rules Estimated Time of Arrival

Rising from the surprisingly active screamo scene of London, Ontario Estimated Time of Arrival offers up five tracks of tightly-wound emotional hardcore. "Like Helicopters,” the EP’s phenomenal opening track, demonstrates a dazzling technical proficiency woven through tight songwriting and gut-wrenching vocal layering. The stand out here is the six-minute-plus closing piano ballad, "No Sense of Consequence,” whose sonic restraint proves the band capable of producing strong music outside of the eardrum-wrecking range. Though occasionally veering a little too far into Thursday and Glassjaw territory, the original style of playing displayed on tracks like "Embers” allows the band and their EP to rise above their peers. (Independent)