Crast brings back the early-oughts midwest emo style of Deep Elm acts with emotive vocals, tremendous instrumentation, and a wall of fuzz that wraps up the resulting composition into something sublimely compelling. Splashy and complex drums, angular guitars, and hints of influences as wide-strewn as Strike Anywhere and The Appleseed Cast ensure that fans will be tapping along to the song a few brief seconds after first turning it on. Crast changes gears to have a brooding, furious instrumental breakdown. The sizzling guitar riff that rises from these ashes allows the vox to enter back into the equation with added oomph.
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