I wasn’t all that disappointed upon hearing the news that Breather Resist had called it a day after the departure of their singer, as the formation of Young Widows was mentioned in the same post. With Settle Down City, the influence of their former band is apparent, but Young Widows aren’t a carbon copy of what they were doing before.

While remaining heavy, Young Widows toned down the screaming, letting the chaos of their songwriting become the main draw of attention. The rhythm section lay down some great grooves for guitarist/singer Evan Patterson add his own bits of creation, both with his six string and his voice.

This is a pretty good album, which has come to be expected with a musical line up such as Young Widows. The songs are tight, intricate and well written. They are stepping outside of the box, and it paid off nicely.

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