The Midweekly – BRUTUS

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

A few sad tears turn into an angry rainstorm on Unison Life, the latest from rock trio Brutus. The shades are drawn in this dreary room of feels. Go outside and the skies are cloudy and grey. Can’t get away from the angst of this record. Is there such a thing as post-emo? Because Brutus is nailing it. There’s haunting reverb on the guitars, as they play bleak melodies. The dynamics in the songwriting peak and dip, even veering into speed metal territory. Vocalist and drummer Stefanie wails impressively while crushing it on those beats. The lyrics are simple, and malleable for anyone who needs them to fit their own dark mood. Don’t worry though, Brutus can lighten things up, too. The way only flames of rage can.

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