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REUTHER – ‘Like A Ghost’ Album Review

REUTHER – Like A Ghost

ReutherHailing from Detroit, ​Reuther ​is a band that rose from the ashes of the former projects of the founding members James Vee and Daniel Stover. Having spent years touring the US with their former band, Forty Lashes, they ultimately wanted to continue the excitement and energy that reckless touring afforded them. The combination of pop sensibilities and powerful melodies has been building ​Reuther’s name since their inception in 2013.

Having learned some lessons and earned some bruises along the way, ​Reuther ​is ready and willing to show how animated and vivacious Detroit Pop-Punk can be. Their first full length release, Like a Ghost​, is due out April 27th 2018 on digital and vinyl via Get Party Records and Too Hype Music.

From the hook heavy power pop punk opening track, Statement, Reuther remind me of a cross between Sum 41 and The Plimsouls. The hooks and melodies continue with Americana style punk rock on Tuxedos And Jetskis where some powerful guitar licks and chords support a harmonious vocal.

So Predictable is a slower paced churning rocker with a Weezer like sound and packs in a couple of twists and turns to keep the listener hooked. On Highways the band persist with the pop/punk approach and it works well and sets up the title track, Like A Ghost where the guitars spiral, the rhythm section punches up the power and pace and the vocals add an emo like feel to a great song.

Moving onto the four-minute plus, So Permanent, Reuther channel some of those 1990s US bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Husker Du with walls of guitar sound driving the song along. The pace picks up again on Last Call and is maintained on Light This Town as the two, 2-minute rockers had our heads banging!

Closing this super pop/punk album with Sleeping In, Reuther move into rocking skate-punk territory and it is a fitting conclusion to a very accomplished album!

You can listen to Like a Ghost by Reuther here: https://reuther.bandcamp.com

 

 

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