Saturday, November 12, 2016

Album Review: 'Developing A Theory Of Integrity' by MakeWar

Title:  Developing A Theory Of Integrity (Red Scare Industries, BandCamp, Amazon, iTunes)
Artist:  MakeWar (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, BandCamp)

MakeWar's sophomore full-length Developing A Theory Of Integrity picks up where the Brooklyn trio's self-titled debut left off but adds new depths and nuances to the band's punk/alt country sound.  Gritty and gruff anthems with big hooks and sing-along choruses dominate Developing... resulting in a sound that is mix of sub-genres and scenes or as the fine folks at Red Scare Industries so perfectly describe it -- "their sound blends Gainesville/Chicago drinking anthems with Long Island emo-punk like Taking Back Sunday and Brand New."  Are you a fan of Hot Water Music and Against Me!?  Do you like The Lawrence Arms and Pegboy?  How about acts like Timeshares, Arliss Nancy, Shallow Cuts, Red City Radio, or The Tim Version?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to be listening to MakeWar right now.  What's great about Developing A Theory Of Integrity is that it actually surpasses its predecessor and thus shows the world that the best from this band is yet to come and I for one can't wait to see what they come up with next.

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