Since 2000, when At The Drive In started making a big splash, there have been countless bands that have been trying to replicate the sound that made ATDI such a huge success. Most have failed miserably.
The Chiodos Bros. approach their version of post-hardcore with a focused beam on the sounds of ATDI, but with a fair dosage of keyboards. Although it does sound fairly amateurish at times, The Chiodos Bros. manage to interject creativity and imaginative composition into each song.
Yeah, the mix is far from desirable, and the vocals can (at times) seem a bit trite and stereo-typical, but there is still hope for The Chiodos Bros.
Buy this album from Search and Rescue Records.