One Word Album Review: Hands Like Houses ‘-Anon’


Aw yes, the album review: A 300-500 word write-up explaining all the eccentricities pretentious wordsmiths love and hate about a band’s new album. While most reviews tend to hover the line between a positive and negative analysis, we’ve found that some seem to deviate from the pack choosing to spend their time putting an artist down for months of hard work.

We, on the other hand, would rather give the power back to the artist by letting them take a stab at reviewing (or simply explaining) their new music. And in order to make that process as easy (and fun) as possible, we’ve decided to give the artists one word and one word only to describe each song off their new release – thus creating the One Word Album Review.

Featured on today’s OWAR is Hands Like Houses’ innovative and refreshing LP -Anon. Stepping outside of their comfort zone as well as the limitations of the sometimes generic “post-hardcore” scene, the Australian act has truly put together a record built for fans of all genres. Whether you’re an angsty Warped-goer or a WWE-supporting Octane listener, there is without a doubt something on this record for everybody to jam along to.    

Now before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to vocalist Trenton Woodley as he carefully chose ten words to describe each of his band’s new tracks. To check out what the soft-spoken frontman had to say, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to not only pre-order a copy of -Anon before it hits stores Friday but also make sure to grab tickets to see them out on tour with Emarosa, Devour The Day and Arlington here.

01) Kingdom Come

One Word Song Description: Grim

02) Monster

One Word Song Description: Attitude

03) Sick

One Word Song Description: Cheeky 

04) Overthinking

One Word Song Description: Groove

05) Through Glass

One Word Song Description: Mom (this is the song all our moms and girlfriends love)

06) Half-Hearted

One Word Song Description: Honesty

07) No Man’s Land

One Word Song Description: Toxicity 

08) Black

One Word Song Description:  Facepalm

09) Tilt

One Word Song Description: Soft

10) Bad Dream 

One Word Song Description: Dusty