Powerless

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The Rose Hill

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Sure, the shock is worn off when you hear a small little female belting out blood-curdling screaming. I mean, little Dacey of Still Breathing and Lacey of Flyleaf were doing this many, many years ago … and don’t forget that tough gal named Ally French from Bloodlined Calligraphy orchestrating the circle pits close to the stage. Enter Bethany Durbin from The Rose Hill to this conversation, who holds her own in this scrappy metal onslaught that pays homage to some classic metal and the speedy bits of metalcore/deathcore. The drumming swells of tunes like “His Choice” reinforce the harcore origins of the “core” suffix to the genre they fall into. Authentic? I think so. Innovative? Maybe not, but who cares? It’s heavy and it kicks … and that’s enough for some of us.

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