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In a genre as rife with cliches as post-hardcore, Some Heard Trouble has broken the mould with a bit of experimentation.
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Scorpion is the first EP for the band, who formed in Melbourne back in 2016. And while they’ve made no secret of their love for bands like Underoath and Hellions, the EP also nods to the likes of The Amity Affliction (see: Permanence), Dance Gavin Dance (see: Scorpion) and Beartooth (see: The Colour and Shade).
Thematically, the band was inspired by the world around them and they’ve clearly used their platform to call for change. Tracks like The High Horse are a call to arms, encouraging listeners to fight against established social and political norms to do what’s right. Elsewhere, The EP focuses on emotions and the defining moments of the human experience, shining a light on the bands stellar, introspective lyricism. Leading single Permanence delves into grief and loss, and speaks of the intensely personal experience of watching someone slip through the void to death.
Some Heard Trouble has avoided a generic, paint-by-numbers approach to post-hardcore. With an EP this good, you know the next release is going to be absolute fire. More, please!
The EP’s highlight is Scorpion, which takes a dualistic approach to the topic of the proverbial devil on one’s shoulder. Aside from being one of their strongest tracks lyrically it shows Some Heard Trouble at their most inventive, bringing together Latin beats, heavy riffs and bits of jazz. Some Heard Trouble has avoided a generic, paint-by-numbers approach to post-hardcore. With an EP this good, you know the next release is going to be absolute fire. More, please!
STANDOUT TRACKS: Scorpion, The Colour and Shade, Permanence
STICK THIS NEXT TO: Underoath, Hellions, Beartooth