Can't Swim
This Too Won't Pass

1.What Have We Done?
2.My Queen
3."sometimes you meet the right people at the wrong times"
4.Hell In A Handbasket
5.Congratulations, Christopher Hodge
6.Malicious 444
7.Not The Way It Was
8.Amnesia 666
10.Winter Of Cicad

Chris LoPorto - lead vocals and guitar
Mike Sanchez - guitar
Danny Rico- guitar
Greg McDevitt - bass

Fail You Again (2017)



Released 2018-11-16
Reviewed 2018-11-23

pure noise

Can’t Swim returns with a second album, following last year’s debut Fail You Again. Said debut was very well received by us here at Hallowed and it is an album that still spins in my car stereo from time to time. The new album has a different style to the cover, it looks more exciting than the debut but the question is if it sounds more exciting. This Too Won’t Pass is what they call this new album and perhaps it is just to remind their fans that this, like the debut, is an album that you should not pass. So how about it then?

Analysing the style of music would probably lead to suggestions like pop punk, post-punk, EMO, or something to that effect; it is quite catchy, quite rough and heavy. Good production. I think you can claim that it is similar to the debut album in terms of style, but with a more diverse sound, a more mature sound and a sound with more depth and perhaps also more variation. The singer also widens his styles of singing, he still sounds quite gruff but there are some growlier and screamy vocals, I think the vocals have more depth and are better on this album. And the album is quite short and to the point with enough variation to keep you listening, and you can listen to it over and over without getting bored with it.

Nice! It is certainly not that second album slump that happens to some bands, but not this one. The songs are all good and I particularly like the first and the third track but all the tracks are good and I don’t think the album has any weaknesses that I can see. And it is an album well worth checking out, a recommended album that I think is a good step forward compared with the debut. This Too Won’t Pass feels like it is a small step forward in every respect for the band, they are slightly better in every area.

Terrific sequel to a fine debut album is probably the most logical conclusion to this review, which is why I write that. It is an album well worth checking out, a good sequel to the strong debut and a more exciting album than said debut as well. I think this one is too good to pass.





Label: Pure Noise Records
Three similar bands: Boston Manor/Safe To Say/Better Off
Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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