State Faults – Desolate Peaks

State Faults - Desolate PeaksTiny Engines Records, 2012

Post-hardcore in 2012 rarely sounds this interesting. A band with a penchant for cathartic, moody and pummeling swells of emotion, this is highly abrasive, often tortured, but undeniably thoughtful and subtly tuneful, often retreating to calm interludes. Think of Desolate Peaks as a modern day version of Thursday’s Full Collapse flexing its muscles. Not for the timid – this record will knock you on your ass.