On their debut album “Evergreen”, Gold Coast hardcore quintet Promises deliver songs and production that far exceed anything the band has done before – song structures are matured; the lyrics more developed and thoughtful. Always introspective, the lyrical content is of ‘Evergreen’ is delivered with absolute ferocity, and is accompanied by the thundering-yet-melodic backline that Promises is known for. For fans of: Carpathian, Life Long Tragedy, Modern Life Is War, Hatebreed. facebook.com/promises617
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Ox Fanzine #113 [Germany]
PROMISES – Evergreen
Powerful and worn, desperate pleasantly melodic hardcore with metalcore bonds. That’s what you heard so in other bands, but mooring really can not do that. Maybe a little EVERGREEN TERRACE and a bit of The Ghost Inside with RISE AGAINST, but just without vocals, and somehow manage PROMISES, scarring narrowly in the quieter passages at overproduced pathos of these bands over. This feels honest, but in rare cases also designed to. An exciting mix per se, which touched me somehow, but not really unpacked. In record store would remain at Play a sense of indecision. Good drive, good songs, but I would “Evergreen” probably leave some, but with a sense of melancholy. Maybe I was doing a mistake?! PROMISES you should definitely give it a try.
Rating: 7/10 – Review by: David Micken