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LOSER POINTS – ‘Denial And Error’ Album Review

LOSER POINTS – Denial And Error

Loser PointsEdmonton, Alberta-based Loser Points formed in 2015, and released two records, ‘Buncha Bangers’ and ‘No Fly Zone’ before they even performed their first live show. 2018 brings Loser Points most complete and deliberate work yet, Denial and Error.

The massively melodic guitar opening to Make It Out Alone halts for a few seconds to usher in a shouted vocal that eventually gives way to a hugely melodic lead vocal that helps create a truly hook heavy pop-punk/skate punk effort full of pace, precision and dripping with melody!

On Sleepyhead the fast-paced drums power the melodic rocker along with some brief respites of bass guitar and vocal sections whilst No Motion maintains the momentum with some chunky riffs supporting the pop-punk approach with a hint of The Ramones.

Loser Points continue with the formula of soaring guitar licks and skate-punk drumbeats on Adult Girlfriends and the vocals are catchy as hell as they are on Gas Lights where the power is notched up a little and the guitar licks prominent to drive a melodic track with some super vocals creating a head nodding, foot tapping rocker.

NFMis the 6th track of the nine on the album and the band lay down some complex beats and post-hardcore guitar work setting up a mid-paced pop-punk package and Papercuts is similar in the intricate interplay of instruments and beats and drips with hooks and melody. The penultimate song, The Rack is a full-on pop-punk power ballad with some terrific pounding drums and big vocals leading to the closing track, Make It On Our Own (Reprise) with chunky riffs and plaintive vocals delivering a different version of the opener.

 

Check out these melodic punkers here:-https://loserpoints.bandcamp.com/album/denial-error

 

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