“The Current Will Carry Us” is the name of Counterparts’ second album and it’s a no-frills kinda hardcore affair where they crank out the heavy and get the job done in just over half an hour. Contrary to a bunch of other bands on the Victory roster, these Canadians rely on passion and anger rather than technical prowess and experimenting with different styles.
Songs like “MMVII” and “Jumping Ship” are dirty and frenetic hardcore tunes with melodies that lurk in the darkest corners and quite simply, they will kick your ass. When you play in a hardcore band, you’re not going to reinvent the wheel… but I doubt that’s what Counterparts is about. Just like their countrymen and labelmates in Comeback Kid, these are guys that want to plug in, play loud and get the fuck out. If this was Facebook, I would ‘I like’ this album right away.