MAKE HER CRY
WRITING ON ALL FOUR WALLS
Released on HumanFly Records and produced by Mark Williams -
who has also worked with Sikth and
Aconite Thrill - this is the latest single from
Somerset emosters Make Her Cry.
Like Hundred Reasons before them and many UK bands since, these guys take the power and aggression of hardcore and intermingle it with classy guitar and vocal melodies, creating a balanced mix of heavy and light. Seemingly in-vogue, this style is becoming increasingly popular and receiving critical acclaim all around, so enjoy it while you can before they realise and then start to slag it off.
A conventional CD single that features just two tracks, which starts with lead song “Writing On All Four Walls”. This is a good track of pure and unadulterated emo, it has some excellent melodic rock moments and even manages to drop into a powerful, almost hardcore downbeat section towards the end. The vocals of Paul Graham can be a little reminiscent of Steven Morrissey (The Smiths), that kind of dry, strained kind of feel to the singing. The lyrics and general mood is on the solemn and slightly downbeat side - as could be said of both songs on this CD - but this IS well performed EMO. “Entrance of a Separated Couple” is more aggressive and a little heavier, but still keeping those emotive vocals and melodies, edging more towards Funeral For A Friend and Biffy Clyro territory.
This CD showcases the snaking qualities and tormenting sentiment that appears to be the mainstay of Make Her Cry. It’s melancholy and has a heavy feeling of self pity but that's because it’s just dripping off of all the characterised emotion contained within. Classy and definitely one to watch! 7/10.
Rigsby (2nd August, 2003)