Album Review: Hands Like Houses - "Dissonants" (6/10)

Somewhere between Anberlin and Funeral 
For A Friend, Australian band Hands Like 
Houses are steadily making a name for 
themselves through the emo-rock revival.
 Their third full-length, and first via Rise 
Records, packs a serious punch from the
 get-go. By track five, however, the creativ
ity seems to flatline. Listeners are left with 
much of the same formula throughout: thick
 guitars, intense, but clean, vocals and sprinkles of keyboard. Longterm fans will wonder where the lead guitar went and if the band can climb from opening act to headliners through this release.

Score: 6 out of 10

Hands Like Houses
Rise Records
Producer: James Paul Wisner