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GOLD ROUTE – ‘Prosper’ Album Review

GOLD ROUTE – Prosper

gold-routeGold Route is a rock band from Detroit, MI. The band has recently released their first full-length album Prosper, which contains ten songs and follows a well received appearance at the Detroit stop of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. Gold Route plan to tour heavily in support of their new album while already playing shows regionally in 2017.

Opening with Ropes, Gold Route showcase a sound in the zip code of skate-punk with hooks, melody and some great musicianship. The pacier Living Now is propelled by a great drumbeat and emo-tinged vocal recalling both A Day To Remember and Counterpunch.

Third on the ten-track album is Void where the opening plaintive vocal is soon joined by some chunky riffs. The track is slower paced and full of emotion and some pretty nifty guitar work throughout. The band pick things up again with Chain where a heavier sound permeates throughout but those intricate interplays between guitar and drums continue.

At the half-way point, Gold Route deliver Build where they display some serious ‘emo’ chops with a splash of hardcore and they follow up with Hours with some significant changes in tempo crafting an intriguing pop-punk effort. Never Wanted powers along whilst Peak is a track of acoustic guitar and strong vocal to produce a well-played ballad. The title track, Prosper, opens with a wall of sound and grows into a strong emo-anthem and sets up the powerful closer, Happier.

If you like your punk rock in the emo/pop-punk zip code then Gold Route are for you. Check out the album Prosper here: https://goldroute.bandcamp.com/