The 6 piece Restless Streets out of Albany, New York recently released their EP “In, And Of Myself” through InVogue Records. According to the bands Facebook:
RESTLESS STREETS is a progressive post-hardcore band hailing from Albany, NY. The outfit collages meaningful introspective lyrics with heavy dynamic musicianship to create a beautifully brutal mosaic of sound. Each member’s animation and enthusiasm manifests in every song and live performance – portraying the bands emotional and mental connection to their fan base, each other, and every track that they’ve grown to create.
Right off the bat, Restless Streets caught my attention with some off their guitar sounds evident in the title track of the EP, “The Concealer.” Although the band isn’t reinventing the genre, their sound is good. Balancing out screams and cleans at appropriate times, and using interesting guitar sounds and programming, their sound is somewhat fresh. The second track “IJUSTWANTYOUHOME” has a very different opening with what sounds like piano and sleigh bells, going straight into a clean chorus, and then into a breakdown. The one thing I noticed about the track is the cleans do sound a bit whiny when they’re pushing the higher notes, but the mid range cleans sound just fine. The song ends in a really sweet breakdown, with those odd guitar noises yet again. I think that’s one of the small things that I really enjoy about this band, the attention to detail. “Dr. Doctor!” kicks in with a really tasty guitar riff and some solid screams. But yet again, the cleans come through as a tad whiny. I don’t know if it’s the layering or what, but something about them makes me want more. Just as with the previous two songs, attention to small details shines with some really cool guitar stuff going on. “At The Ballet” closes out the 4 song EP and it has some of the best lead guitar work out of all of the songs.
There are definitely some improvements to be made by Restless Streets, but “In, And Of Myself” is a really good listen.
Short review: Typical metalcore with some really cool small details that make the songs more memorable.