Psst, come here. I’ll let you in on a little secret… A Tragedy In Progress is not really a new band. It’s the entire line-up of Across Five Aprils who decided to go on with a new sound as A Tragedy In Progress (the name of the first Across Five Aprils album) after a couple of reunion shows.
“Mechanical Weathers” sets off with a cool intro that contains a famous speech from 1940’s “The Great Dictator”. It helps set the mood for some decent post-hardcore with Rise Against influences that comes with plenty of melody and some sweet atmospheric guitars and – thank you! – not your typical sing/scream vocals. Instead we are treated to clean yet powerful vocals that work wonders for the tunes.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of Across Five Aprils but with “Mechanical Weather” these guys delivered a solid album.