Every time I think the screamo/death thing is dead, a new band comes and restores my faith, in this saturated genre, and that band is Along Came a Spider. To be fair, I discovered the band Along Came a Spider on their debut release If We Were Normal Men, but with their latest release Resurgence, they have definitely raised the bar. ACAS are more than just your average screamo band, because they offer variety. Their music is full of melody and aggression, but they can slow it down if they need to.
Resurgence is a major stepping stone for the band, in that it, shows how they have matured and grown from the first release. Songs like Metamorphosis and Wanderlust, accelerate the band to new heights and will make them a force to reckoned with in the genre. Alot of the music that comes form this genre sounds the same, but ACAS has enough versatility in their music, to set themselves apart from he pact. If you're looking for some aggressive metal with a melodic twist, then you've found your band.
Bottom Line: ACAS sucker punches the sophmore jinx, straight in the kisser and delivers a product better than their debut. Solid screamo metal, with some cool twists.
Standout Tracks: Wanderlust, Metamorphosis, A Siren's Call and Voice of the Voiceless.
-Ragman is painting his nails black.