You Won't Feel a Thing
'Something that Alex Lifeson of Rush might have cooked up with some lessons from James Hetfield of Metallica' -The NY Times ' A punchy blend of angular riffs, plowing rhythmic grooves and excitable vocals, the band successfully launch into foray after foray of energetic modern rock with a light hardcore slant; Keeping the listener thoroughly entertained from start to finish.' -ThePRP.com 'Someone call major label A&R reps! All Parallels is bouncy, addictively melodic rock that you normally hear pounding on alternative and rock radio stations.' -Lambgoat.com Review from The PRP.com: All Parallels - You Won't Feel A Thing All Parallels inspired mix of crunchy post hardcore and smooth introspective hooks struck a chord with many during their first time out and thankfully this latest release doesn't deviate too far from that previous game plan. A punchy blend of angular riffs, plowing rhythmic grooves and excitable vocals, the band successfully launch into foray after foray of energetic modern rock with a light hardcore slant; Keeping the listener thoroughly entertained from start to finish. Vocally, this outing finds band frontman/bassist Larry Chiswick sounding like Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw and Elvis Costello reminiscing on days past after a night of shooters and speed. Entirely enthusiastic and littered with dynamic prowess, Chiswick's delivery has definitively come of age and suits the music perfectly. His verses juxtapose blunt lyrical content with a healthily resolved understanding and yet still emerge with a surprisingly positive tilt. The band themselves have also increased their instrumental intensity while continuing to layer their melodies far more intricately than in the past. But while the songs are a bit more complex in scope, they still come off as being straight forward and edgy, often feeling like a Quicksand or Rival Schools record being played at 2x speed. Indeed some of New York's more prolific post hardcore acts have left a lasting impression on this trio. But for once such ideas have been instilled in a fashion where they aren't explicitly duplicated, but rather emulated through an entirely different beast. With this bristling creativity being coupled alongside the undeniable feel good energy that their songs put forth, not to mention the clever implementation of bittersweet hooks, this record stands as a highly enjoyable listen with very few faults - making it perhaps one of the most misleadingly titled offerings to come along in some time. (4 / 5)- Wookubus.