Review: Anam Cara

Anam Cara

Yet another hardcore group emerges, but this time it’s with a more melodic twist.  Ana Cara combine the solid punch of Thrice combined with a melodic musical foundation.  The music is surprisingly good hardcore bringing to mind young screamers Alexisonfire or even Thursday at times.  There are some great grooves here and good solid melodic guitar work as demonstrated in “A New Sun Rises”.  Unfortunately, the album’s positive moments are overshadowed by the poor production and a muddy mix, which hinders the music and its potency.  Expect good things from these youngsters from Florida.