Label: Sumerian Records
Released: 14th October 2022
Sleeping With Sirens are a band synonymous with the 2010’s post-hardcore scene.
Bouncy with breakdowns aplenty, ’Complete Collapse’ cements their place in this decade too. Opening track ‘Tyrants’ contains an aggressive urgency, while ‘Let You Down’ with Charlotte Sands is exceptional. With a rougher sound and relentless beat, ‘Bloody Knuckles’ meanwhile offers up thrashy fun.
‘Complete Collapse’ balances its time between heavier and more pop-driven tracks, often marrying the two to give a perfect partnership of sugar sprinkled screamo. It’s a solid return. ■ Kelsey McClure