Music Review | Hands Like Houses: Dissonants
Brett Luft. Staff Writer
Rise Records | Score: A
While Dissonants stays mostly true to the bands roots, it also promises a lot more from the band in the near future. This is because in between the classic post-hardcore riffs and alternative rock vocals, the band is also exploring new sounds. The track “Colourblind,” for example, includes a breakdown that would be familiar to any metalcore fan, while “New Romantics” and “Glasshouse” include a bass lines that are reminiscent of nu-metal. The band has really solidified the variety of sounds that they’ve been exploring in past albums.
Dissonants is worth a listen for twofold: it’s a great album, and it shows great potential for future albums by Hands Like Houses. If you’re like me, and you often refuse to fully invest yourself into a band before they’ve released a couple of albums, Dissonants is the perfect opportunity to hop on the Hands Like Houses hype train.