Static Dress - Rouge Carpet Disaster
May 17, 2022
95
Static Dress has been a band to have an special interest in these past few years. Release after release, the expectations for their debut album have been increasing considerably, and after 3 years of waiting it's finally here.

The main reason Static Dress got famous for is their sound, which is reminiscent of 2000's post-hardcore, specially of Underoath (they literally sound more like Underoath than Underoath themselves on their last album), but instead of taking the easy path, they decided to create their own "world" based around this sound, with a mysterious story tied to their music that was told through puzzles, enigmas and cryptic messages that could be found on music videos, websites and even on their live shows. All of these clues and mysteries made them stand out from the rest of modern hardcore bands, and put them on the map as one of the next big groups of the genre.

For the music itself, Rouge Carpet Disaster is the culmination of what they've been doing since day one. From start to finish, you'll find their already known formula of post-hardcore + metalcore + emo, glitchy production, with special attention to every small detail as always, but there's a lot more to digest than what it seems. While some of the most clear standout tracks from this album are also the less adventurous ones, they throw some surprises onto the tracklist to keep you on your feet, anxiously expecting their next move. It may sound derivative of and old era of music, however, it works on their favour. There hasn't been a lot of stuff that purposelly replicated this style of post-hardcore so greatly, and Static Dress not only has done that, but they've added their own touch, which is something that didn't seem necessary for them.

Anyway, I've been highly anticipating this project, and let me tell you, it lived all of the hype behind it, and with that, Static Dress has become one of the most essential acts from this new era of hardcore music.

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