Seasons After: Calamity Scars and Memoirs review

It’s been a hell of a journey for Seasons After. With their original singer abruptly leaving the band with hardly even a reason or heads up, the band rebounded and was then on the end of a bad record deal that derailed them for years. Finally on the other end now, they’ve been able to release their sophomore record, Calamity Scars and Memoirs, a title that’s symbolic of what they’ve been through, where they are now and what you’re about to experience with them. Three years not being able to release any music gave the band a lot of time to reflect, think and write some of the most emotional music of their career and that’s exactly what you get with this record- pure, raw emotion. Today’s music industry is all about momentum and keeping it going so to be on the shelf for any period of time can be a considerable risk for a band. To have that happen involuntarily can cause a lot of anger to come to the surface when the songwriting process starts back up and that’s evident on this record, making for an even better listening experience. It’s almost impossible to tell Seasons After took as long off as they did. They’re firing on all cylinders and are more of a cohesive unit than ever before. If anything the break has made them sound even more polished than before and that rock attitude is evident. Calamity Scars and Memoirs is a testament to everything the band has been through, fought through and is a victory anthem if there ever was one. Rating: 8.5/10 -Reggie Edwards