Having formed in 2014, Northeast melodic hardcore troop, Glass Harbour, have dropped their debut EP on an unsuspecting UK metal/hardcore scene, but is there enough room in said scene for a band who, judging by the five tracks on their debut EP, don’t really bring anything different to the rest of this overcrowded party?

The answer is no. There is one main problem with Distance From Departure and that is that everything just sounds the same. Now, when you’re aiming this criticism at a debut EP with only five tracks on it, that’s a bit of a worry. Everything from the aggressive vocals to the use of melodies mixed with more raucous riffs has been done very much to death but, more worryingly, there is no time throughout this EP where Glass Harbour depart from this tired direction.

What this means is that you could be listening to “1642”, you could be listening to “Homegrounds” – it’s hard to differentiate – and hard to tell quite how these metallic hardcore chaps are going to make any sort of impact outside of their local scene.

Track Listing:

01. 1642
02. One Day
03. Homegrounds
04. Until the Roof Comes Down
05. Black

Run Time: 16:27
Release Date: October 16, 2015

Check out the album ‘Distance From Departure’ here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.