Cross My Heart
XMH (Deep Elm)
by Tim Den
Wow, Deep Elm really knows their shit. First the Emo Diaries compilation, then Appleseed Cast, now Cross My Heart – they’ve definitely proven themselves to be the purveyors of enjoyable, though formulaic, soft-to-loud “emocore.” Though only an EP, XMH is nice yet powerful with its singing/screaming vocals, mellow guitar passages, and poetic lyrics. The singer falls off key once in a while, but he still manages to carry the music beyond average emo standards. Nothing new or groundbreaking, but definitely something I’d put on all the time (just because I’m a sucker for this shit). Really enjoyable.
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