All too often, we at the Noise come across up-and-coming acts and are left scratching our heads. Hearing and seeing the same copy-cat sound, video and look leaves us wondering where the next big band will come from. Well, in this case, it looks like it’s coming from Iselin, New Jersey in the name of Palisades.
Let us be the first to say we understand they are not the first electronic-infused, post-hardcore band. There are hundreds of those. But, something feels different with Palisades.
Their first full-length release, Outcasts,shares commonalities with the likes of Woe, is Me, Capture the Crown and I See Stars. The album hits your ears with a great deal of excitement and heavy breakdowns that you can’t help but nod your head to. However, is the album itself the standout factor for Palisades?
No. It’s their live show that does the trick.
If you haven’t seen them yet, let us tell you, it’s a treat. Meshing their original tracks with Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything” and Kanye West’s “New Slaves” like they were Jersey Shore club DJs is something to appreciate. Combine that aspect with their catchy hard-rockin Outcasts’ tunes and it’s definitely worth the price of admission.
Now, is this group of rambunctious youngsters ready for the spotlight of a headlining act? Not quite. But while they’re in the studio concocting their sophomore album, we can’t wait to see what they have to offer next.