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Remarkably the third release from the aptly named Arteries, remaining unsigned
despite bringing something distinctly different to the 'pop punk' scene. Five
tracks contagiously infected with riotious metal riffs and intros whilst holding
on to the obvious punk influence and creating a perfect blend, which could so
easily kick some of todays dirge up the backside and rouse a diverse audience
from all angles.
Less abrasive vocals than a lot of their peers makes it instantly easier to fall
into their music rather than out; giving you the opportunity to listen to the
lyrics easily, which often but not in this case results in a severe hearing disorder.
The vocals provided by Miles Morgan are a lot more delicate than you would expect
and he has the pleasant knack of holding your hand whilst gently trampolining
through each track, rather than dragging you kicking and screaming. When listening
closely to his divine warblings, and as much as it pains me to say it but if comparable
to anyone in the current market it would have to be The Gallows although they
have enough sparkle of their own to seperate themselves and stand firmly alone.
The only way to decide for yourself is to take a listen.....
by Sharron Grainger
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