The emo/grunge band Skylines from Chicago will be releasing their new EP What’s Left of Home on Friday December 15th. I was able to get early access to the album and give it a listen.
The album has a slow melodic sound that reminds me of some of the older emo bands from the glory days of Deep Elm records. Skylines has a mature sound that has evolved from their last release. It almost seems that they found their sound as a band and know where they want to go while recording What’s Left of Home.
What’s Left of Home opens with the upbeat Kaleidoscope then shifts gears to the slower Heavenly Embrace which sets the tone for the remainder of the album. They take some bold creative choices toward the end of the album by tapping into some metal/screamo influences. It is an ambitious choice that works shifting the album to an alternative emotional closing point.
My verdict is if you are looking for a slower more melodic band that is throwback to the older days of emo then Skylines-Whats Left of Home is your jam.
Here is a little more info on Skylines
Formed in the Spring of 2016 in Chicago’s suburbs, emo/grunge group Skylines will release their debut EP Whats Left of Home on December 15th via Wilhelm Records, with pre-orders available here. Sam Sanetra (vocals/guitar), Steve Skulski (bass) and Phil Minneci (drums) blend their broad musical influences from metal to pop-punk to forge an emo/grunge outfit with an unshakable sound. Recently performing single “Sunface” acoustic, the band shares the performance with a live video.
As of now Skylines does not have any tour dates posted outside of local shows. You can listen to the rest of their music on Spotify.
Here is the video of Sunface(Acoustic) by Skylines:
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