The Blood Brothers, This Adultery Is Ripe

Yancey Strickler

By Yancey Strickler

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

This Adultery Is Ripe

Blood Brothers
Post-hardcore as domestic violence.

Clear antecedents to Antioch Arrow and the (relatively) pop alternative to the Locust, the Blood Brothers, from Olympia, WA play post-hardcore as if it were domestic violence: dishes smash and voices go hoarse with rage; somebody hide the kids. Co-vocalists Johnny Whitney and Jordan Blilie certainly aren't for those with sensitive ears — their screams could pierce chain mail — but standouts "Doctor! Doctor!" and "Rescue Me" do provide a few melodic moments (about three seconds of 'em, but it's something!). For those who like the noise, though, it doesn't get much finer.