Top 10 Albums of 2011:
08. With Words – Cagebound
Hailing from Chicopee, Massachusetts, this five piece outfit has breathed life into the post-hardcore genre, and not by re-inventing it, but by sticking to the tried and true formula and releasing one of the most aggressive EPs of this year. Simply put, the entire demeanor of Cagebound is extremely angry and pissed off, and in its 21-minute runtime, it manages to display so much passion that you can’t help but listen to it and feel what this band must have felt when writing these songs. Each track just permeates with their blood and sweat, and while sharing similarities to that of a bands like Converge and The Chariot, this EP manages to achieve what a lot of other bands could only hope to do with a full-length. It’s a bittersweet affair though, as Cagebound is With Words final album, as their career came to an end on December 11, 2011. At least they went out on a high note.