You Come Before You (Atlantic)
by Adrian Bromley
Ask any band that makes the jump from indie label (Trustkill) to major label (Atlantic) about pressure and they’ll all say how much of a pain in the ass it is. But for those who take it in stride and try to forget about what’s expected from them and just focus on making good music, the results can be rewarding for all.
While You Come Before You is not my favorite Poison The Well album, the band stands strong and delivers the goods. I’ll admit I was a little pessimistic, but PTW serve up some good stuff here in “Ghostchant,” “Apathy Is a Cold Body,” and “Meeting Again For The First Time.” I’m also glad to see that while the band has gone major, they still have the DIY/indie attitude down pat for the most part.