Following their experiment with grunge that was “No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me”, Blacklisted take it back to their roots and blast through 11 songs in just over 20 minutes on “When People Grow, People Go”.
“Insularized” may start off slow but once it gets going, it immediately reaches breakneck speeds and from there on, the band hardly ever slows down before reaching boiling point in the short blast that is “Calendar”. While the rest of the band is banging away, George Hirsch’s vocals are way up front in the mix and given the fact that he lays it all out there with a commanding bark and a knack for writing strong, honest and introspective lyrics, that is not a bad thing at all.
The title track at the end of the album sees things slowing down again with guitars that crash into one another leaving nothing but chaos-riddled feedback before blending together. It’s the perfect way to end this album and if you like your hardcore a bit jarring, then “When People Grow, People Go” is the perfect album for you!