September 17th, 2011
Release Date: September 17th, 2011
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Anchors are yet another British band trying to break into the vastly populated metalcore genre. This self-titled effort is a concept EP of sorts, with all the songs telling the story of a tragic loss at the hands of the ocean. This approach to a debut release is a bold move, yet it in this case it works very well. The lyrics from singer Steve Holmes provide a great narrative, painting vivid nautical scenes and picture-esque skylines combined with a great sense of despair, being visceral and raw. This leads to some memorable lines such as “We’ve taken something beautiful and fed it to the sharks” in ‘Abandon Ship’. Although quite a simple idea it’s quite difficult to pull off, yet Anchors do a great job of it and it provide a breath of fresh air to a genre that is at times quite stagnant.