18 Years after “Love Songs For The Unloved”, Sheer Terror is back with a new album. Who would’ve thunk it! Most hardcore kids today weren’t even born back then… that means there is an entire generation out there for Sheer Terror to win over. And listening to “Standing Up For Falling Down”, I’m thinking that’s not going to be a difficult feat to accomplish.
From the witty yet brutal “Heartburn In G” to the melodic “Sandbox Tonka”, there is a lot to enjoy on here. The band has never sounded tighter and Paul Bearer is still dishing out life lessons with the best of them in his trademark growling croon. If you have already heard some of the songs that appeared online leading up to the release date, you could’ve already guessed this one was going to be good. But I honestly never expected it to be this good. The band is giving it their all with blistering riffs, pummeling drums and the kind of breakdowns that will set off moshpits that register on the Richter scale. And then in steps Bearer to swing the whole damn thing over the fence.
If you want to know what hardcore sounded like before your haircut became more important than the music or if you think that Hatebreed is the epitome of hardcore because they go on and on about respect, then you will want to check out “Standing Up For Falling Down”. I’m not going to say that it was worth the wait (no album is worth waiting 18 years for) but it is pretty friggin’ amazing!