UK metalcore band High Hopes deliver a high octane, high energy album with 'Sights & Sounds'. Combining 90's era punk, metalcore styled breakdowns, interesting melodies and solid vocals, this album puts a fresh spin and sound on the genre while still retaining some of its core elements. The vocals are solid throughout, oozing brutality and angst while still working in tandem with the music which really grabbed my attention for its departure from the norm. Sure, there are still the heavy breakdowns and chuggy riffs at times but the majority of the tracks have this very different, almost old-school rock feel to them that just captivated and amazed me. To hear these types of melodies and riffs paired with the growling vocals is something unique and very well done. I was thoroughly impressed with this it from start to finish with "The Callout", "Manipulator" and "Sights & Sounds" being my favorite track. If you are looking for something to freshen up the metalcore staleness that has been around lately then this is the album for you.