The trio featuring ex-members of Rise And Fall, Oathbreaker and Maudlin has evolved aesthetically since their first EP while still keeping true to their hardcore ethics. They developed a more open and matured sound while still challenging equalizers and amplifiers with their sonic approach and it shows, evoking some of that 1990’s feel, only darkened and used more purposely, the punk undertones are not as abrasive as the lyrical narrative.
This EP will be released on high quality vinyl including a digital download, pleased to report, but there’s craft to PARTISAN shown throughout the six song release, personal picks would be for melancholic tinged opening ‘You And I’ and ‘Sometimes’ echo the general nostalgic invention of ‘Rise And Fall, Oathbreaker and Maudlin’. Perhaps the words from the band themselves might spark something “More punk, less post, more pop, still dreaming” but assured that there is enough for the like-minded to smile. 7.8/10