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One of the albums of 2016.

Every band has "that" album within them; the album where everything clicks. Australia's Hands Like Houses previous albums, 'Unimagine' and 'Ground Dweller' were good, but merely served as the hors d'oeuvre to the main course of 'Dissonants'. If you're someone who gets excited by Modern Rock, with plenty of crunch and a liberal sprinkling of melody, then 'Dissonants' should be an album that you should be adding to your shopping list.

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Superior song-writing, James Paul Wisner's sharp sonics, together with high quality vocals (minus the need to rasp, growl or scream) make this an essential release. With not a clunker in sight, you simply can't fail to be impressed by the keyboard sprinkled 'Colourblind', the aggressive 'New Romantics' (one for the mosh pit), or the chiming 'Division Symbols'. The songs are well structured, the choruses bold and melodic. Check out the anthem that is 'Degrees Of Separation', the execution perfect, and whilst Hands Like Houses might be cut from similar cloth to bands like Asking Alexandria or Mallory Knox, in terms of quality this is simply streets ahead in every way. One of the albums of 2016.

Mike Newdeck

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