Review: Overcome – No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets.
- Artist: Overcome
- Album: No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets.
- Release date: 2013
- Record label: Facedown Records
- Track listing:
- "Spirit and Flesh"
- "No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regreats."
- "Animate the Lifeless"
- "Depredation of the Cherished"
The album starts out with song "Verum". "Verum" has so much going on, much like the rest of the album, it is drenched in the Spirit... and Mathcore!
"Spirit and Flesh" has amazing drum work. It has a lot of off beat timing, which is either very creative, or he's a terrible drummer. But all signs indicate the former.
"Travail" has amazing bass work! Bassist Jason Bowen clearly made himself known in this song!
The ironically named "Indwelling". I used the term ironic, since founder/brainchild/Guitarist/Vocalist Jason Stinson and Vocalist Thomas Washington were in a project called Indwelling which included two former members of Overcome. Very Death Metal influenced. But since that band broke up, Washington's vocals have improved incredibly. Very mathy song!
The title track, "No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets" is a very groovy song. Once again, the bass set the feel of the song. Groovecore is my name for it. (Look at that, another genre name! Amazing what I can come up with after a few hours!)
"Animate the Lifeless" is probably the first song to have the average hardcore punk beat! And given there is only one song after this, that's saying something!
"Depredation of the Cherished" has anything but a hardcore punk beat. So "Animate the Lifeless" is the only one! Out of 7 tracks from a band that used to be Hardcore! The song is pretty short and fades out at the end. And trust me, the fading out is the coolest part of the song!
For those Who Like: Sinai Beach, Eso-Charis
- Jason Stinson - Guitar, Vocals (Indwelling)
- Thomas Washington - Vocals (Indwelling)
- Jason Bowen - Bass
- Steven A. Cosand - Guitar (Sanhedrin)
- Jon Strunk - Drums