Album Review: The Swellers - The Light Under Closed Doors
The Swellers are a band who like many others have been through the ringer quite a bit recently but they have come out in my opinion triumphant with this latest release. Having signed to the major label Fueled By Ramen, the band were to release two full length albums only for the relationship to turn sour. Leaving the major label they were to self release a small EP, finally finding their new home at indie label No Sleep Records; the band are back on track and back on form.
This album is straight down the line and to the point, with a running time of just over thirty minutes it has no intros or excessively long songs and this is what the band is good at. Gone are the glossy and polished pop punk songs with the catchy melodic dual vocal harmonies and back are the gritty punk songs about life’s good and bad situations.
‘Should’ starts the album off with some rough punk guitars which leads into some nice slow but catchy guitar rhythms. With an added yet not too long guitar solo near the end, it lets the song run with one more chorus to then finish on a single sounding guitar. Two songs that really bring out the more catchy side of punk on the album are ‘Big Hearts’ and ‘Great Lakes State’ which both have that high melodic lead guitar sound
5/5 review of The Swellers new album. I couldn’t agree more!