This is the debut release from the quartet who only formed back in November 2011, as they haven't been together too long you might think can their sound 'cut' it?!...
Opening track "Laying Here Waiting For The Lights To Take Me" has lots of interesting riffs and melodies, which make for a different and inventive sound. The effective dual vocals and varied combination of powerful clean and aggressive vocals are a definite highlight!
"I Get My Strength By Fighting For The Right Reasons" has strong stand out riffs and rhythms that are coherent and fast, that dance around with the elegance of two samurai warriors dueling! Great vocals again; there's alot going on without deducting from the overall sound. This song certainly has many 'strengths' and 'for the right reasons' to quote them!
"All I Know Is The Extent Of Everything I Don't Know" opens aggressively, in what is the heaviest offering so far. Again as seen in other tracks great use of different vocals all blending in together, making for an strong sound. The catchy hard hitting drums and riffs, makes this possibly the best track.
Lastly the interestingly titled, "Now All We Need Is A Deck Of Cards" has a strong start with aggressive vocals and a catchy riff to back it, as well as nice clean emotive vocals. Got to 'hand' it to them they know how to 'play'!
This band will get through to the crowds like a samurai sword would cut through bone! This is a good strong debut with unique qualities shining through, imagine how their sound could progress further, as they have achieved this in such a short period!
Check out the band here: http://samurai.bandcamp.com/