These reworked tracks show a different side to the metalcore champs.
For this accompaniment to the deluxe edition of their self-titled debut, Issues have reworked some of their prime cuts. A lounge version of ‘Hooligans’ is an elegant if unremarkable twist on the original, while their alternative take on ‘The Worst Of Them’ shows off Tyler Carter’s vocal range nicely. Elsewhere, Neck Deep man Ben Barlow bursts in to yelp along to ‘Never Lose Your Flames’ and though their relentlessly creative outlook is encouraging, the notable absence of co-frontman Michael Bohn and their usual mind-bending electronica means ‘Diamond Dreams’ isn’t quite a smash.
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