Trophy Scars/The Saddest Landscape Split 7″

January 26, 2010

Trophy Scars play a blend of post-hardcore that is very complex and eclectic, influenced by everything from early emo to hip hop to Tom Waits. Their contributed song ”August, 1980″ builds off of the more bluesy and orchestrated sound present in Bad Luck, and is, in my opinion, one of the better songs the band has ever written. I am a huge Trophy Scars fan, so that’s really saying something. With the song “So Lightly Thrown”, The Saddest Landscape proves that they are still a force to be reckoned in the early emo/screamo realm. Andy Maddox’s vocals alone (especially near the end of the song) were enough to hook me for good, but the instruments also match his intensity perfectly. Dylan and I both own copies of this record, and we love it. Buy it from our friends at Bear Records and spread the love!

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