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Statues: Together We're Alone

Album Review

Verbose Perth bruisers prove that they’re here for the duration

Statues are sticklers for the homegrown ethos, bigging up other bands on their Facebook page and releasing splits with fellow Perth hardcorers.

But will their debut win them new fans outside the Aussie underground hardcore scene? If you’ve got Trash Talk, Cancer Bats or Madball in your music collection, then yes. Opening with All Fears Are Learned All Victories Are Earned they pull no punches and show a tight grasp on irregular time signatures. Foreseeing The Cloud And Not The Rain, Burning The Truth At Both Ends and Hard Words Softly Spoken have an offbeat groove, metal-inspired drumming and a hint of melody in the guitar lines. 

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