Shadow Country by Miracle At St. Anna (Tragic Hero Records)
Based out of the mystical city of New Orleans, Miracle At St. Anna has spent most of their summer touring across the country on the Death Of Greeley Estates Tour. In support of such heavyweights as the aforementioned Greeley Estates and The Plot In You, Miracle At St. Anna opened the show each night and easily held their own, gaining quite a following along the way. And now their debut for Tragic Hero Records is seeing the light of day – Shadow Country is the title, and the ten songs contained within are as exhilarating as they are heavy. Fans of bands such as Alesana or Motionless In White will surely want to unveil the sheer marvel that is Miracle At St. Anna.
The journey through Shadow Country commences with the intensive sounds of On The Reg, detonating the album on a staggering note. The sonic adventures continue when The Hypnotizer assaults your speakers, followed the supersonic hyper blast of Shot At The Tiger.
Brokeback Fountain is a definitive highlight, where vibrant intensity clashes with a profound sense of melody and intrigue. The cleverly titled These Boots Are Made For Pimpin’ is another standout with its dynamic breakdowns, underlying keyboards, and a truly haunting chorus.
After a chaotic interlude entitled @MASABand Young & Naïve, the second half of our tour through Shadow Country explodes with a violent fury when Moses In Agony is unleashed. Jake Pushed The Button uses keyboards very effectively as an underscore, adding greatly to the explosive soundscapes of the song.
Drink A Beer, Kill A Deer drives into you like a train at full force while Drive Me To Cook Out concludes our wild and relentless trip through the roads of Shadow Country. Clocking in at a mind numbing 30 minutes, you’ll definitely want to play this one time and again at maximum volume.
The impressive Miracle At St. Anna lineup consists of Cody on vocals, Mitch on guitar, Jesse on guitar, Ryan on bass, and Spanky on drums. Once again, Tragic Hero Records has discovered a metallic hardcore band that has what it takes to head straight into the big time. An exciting new collective well worth checking into, exploration into Miracle At.St. Anna is highly recommended!
(Review and Live Photo by Kenneth Morton)
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