(review) Fallstar – Sunbreather (Facedown Records)


Fallstar are coming from Portland and they have a new record with Facedown Records. This record offers 11 songs of interesting and different modern approach to hardcore. The traditionalist in me, grown up in the nineties hardcore scene with nod to youth crew hardcore bands of eighties would discard this record upon first listening. But, hey, I am 43 years old now and take things differently in music.

Fallstar have a pretty original approach to songwriting, cleverly mixing hardcore punk, post hardcore, spacy dreamy vibes, electronics, pop punk and even metalcore in some song parts making one original and soundscape which will take you somewhere to some different dimension while listening to this record. My personal favorites are Cloud Chamber, Waiting and the title song. If you love your hardcore done a bit differently, with lots of melody and intensity at the same time, this record is the right one for you. Do not be scared to check out different things within hardcore scene, diversity makes us strong, we are a small scene in the beginning so there is no need for elitism and quarrels. Support the cause worldwide.

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