Throw The Fight's Album "Transmissions" Reviewed by Matt Bryant From the Band Poynte
Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well today. I'm Matt Bryant and I'm the founding guitarist of the band POYNTE. We're from Atlanta. I suppose most would categorize us as modern rock or in radio terms, active rock. I was asked to give my thoughts on the new Throw The Fight album, Transmissions. Before we get into that, be sure and check out our brand new video for our single, Take Control.
As strange as it may seem, as a musician, I don't listen to a ton of new music. I've never felt compelled to follow a trend or try and be the "new thing". If it feels good, I write it. So, when The Revelator Show approached me about doing a guest review, I was initially hesitant. After all, it's art. Someone else's art and who is I to critique or criticize? But, I digress, I decided to take a chance and I'm happy I did.
Turns out Transmissions is an incredibly solid album from the get go. The band possesses a lot of the same techniques that we use. Clean, bright melodies with a scream used for accent. The “Transmissions” album has lots of heavy breakdowns, high energy and syncopated drumming. I can totally see why I was approached to do this review. I'm a humble guy, so I'm pretty proud that our music was even thought of when looking for an artist to do this review.
The first single is titled Don't Let Me Down. It's a great track and one that should open a ton of doors for them. I know we'd love to tour with them. I personally love the energy and the use of the second guitar make this track a standout from the get go.
For me though, a track like Gallows, is a perfect example of what I feel, is a perfect representation of who Throw The Fight are as a band. There are riffs. There are open chords. There's melody. There's energy and there's a ton of attitude. Then, there's that breakdown...so much yes! If you enjoy this track, chances are you're going to love the entire album.
Bury Me Alive is a track, that if asked for a short description would be, it's like 30 Seconds To Mars meets Bring Me The Horizon...with balls. That's an absolute compliment. This song is easily one of my favorites on the album.
If you want to hear something completely different, with an absolutely incredible melody, look no further than Passing Ships. There's a beauty in simplicity this track is overflowing with beauty. This is one track that I wish we had written!
The last track I want to discuss is the heaviest track on the album. It's called the Broken Youth and if that tone and riff don't make you want to start a circle pit, we can't be friends. The energy and "anthem-esque" qualities of this track are fantastic.
Overall, I see zero reasons for you to not like this album. If I could add one thing, it would be solos, I'm a sicker for a great solo, but that's my personal preference.
Throw The Fight is currently out on the road with our old tour mates in Trapt, so if they come to town, go see'em!
Also, it's incredibly important these days, that you support artists. As a starving musician, I can attest that touring and promoting an album are incredibly expensive. I like to say, support the artist or lose the art. Buy it. Don't steal it.