Although professing a love for post-hardcore, Londoners *Sun Tzu *seem keen not to follow any particular hardcore blueprint for their sound, instead unfurling something that traverses somewhere between the brazened grooves of *Hundred Reasons *and the post-rock instrumentation of *Tool *– emphasis on the latter – while vocally they are, well, unorthodox shall we say.
While the vocalist’s reverb-enhanced Rossdale-esque vocals echo with no specific clear-cut melody per se, his delivery in second track _‘Falling Water’ _is admirable for avoiding the plagiarisation of any established styles. It does need a bit of work however and you sense he’s maybe compromising a good melody in favour of his guitar playing. But the music is intriguing so I’m gonna keep my eye on them.
5Mat Hocking's Score