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The first wave of emo, namely the more accessible and melodic one coming at the glossier tail-end of post-hardcore, was where clean and distort were joined in a holy matrimony that was, presumably, not something the hardcore progenitors had envisaged.

Blame Yourself describe themselves as Midwest emo from the North East which apparently means easily digested and, paradoxically for the genre, pretty good fun. Rest follows the well tested path of quiet/loud ruminations on life, death and everything else therein. A plethora of crunching riffs, melodic soloing and agreeable lyrical discourse will be just enough for the purists, while a false ending leaves enough time for a final emotionally crushing wig-out and enough crossover potential for indie and rock nights both.

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