Yeast Expander

On Yeast's latest record, Expander, the British foursome manages to capture the raw essence of what the post-hardcore trend is supposed to be about: a perfect blending of distorted yet swirling guitar melodies, intense rhythms and passionate vocals. Expander contains captivating songs reminiscent of Quicksand, with conscious and powerful lyrics. With every listen, I grow increasingly fond of Yeast and their intensely grungy garage sound, a quality many bands strive for but few achieve. It's funny how a group of Brits managed to capture the sound of NY melodic hardcore better than most American bands in the same genre. Powerful tracks like "Crush" and "Quell" almost guarantee these guys a spot in the "bands who might save the scene" department. (Golf)