To Carve Our Names (Hollywood Waste Records)
release date: 6/19/2012
by Mike Delano
Lions Lions bring solid post-hardcore from Boston. There’s nothing terribly surprising on To Carve Our Names: The band’s focus on balance (the polished pop sensibilities of “The Undertow” are given an immediate response with the aggressive growls of “Stable As Stone”) means that there aren’t many highs or lows, just a safe, steady middle ground. That’s not to say their straight line signifies flatlining, but Lions Lions might need something to help them stand out from the crowd on their recordings, where they don’t have the give and take energy of a live audience.