Megosh - Apostasy (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 49:37 minutes | 636 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Timing is everything, so it’s a shame that Megosh’s sophomore record got the end of the year treatment, when no one is looking for new releases. It’s no major issue, as Apostasy has all the hallmarks of an album you discover long after it’s out. The Maryland band plays a style of progressive post-hardcore that’s seen a mild resurgence; it falls somewhere between Coheed and Cambria, Pierce The Veil, and I The Mighty (with some of Ice Nine Kill’s theatricality). It’s also 14 songs long, and it’s definitely an album album, one meant to be digested as a whole rather than in sections, making it not exactly easily approachable, at least on the surface. That’s all a shame, as Megosh’s pop sensibilities are readily apparent from the get-go, and despite establishing an impressive take on prog/post-hardcore, no two songs sound the same. This makes for a consistently entertaining listen that only gets better with repeat spins. Even the more “standard” post-hardcore tune “Waste of Me” showcases the melodic and technical flair that elevates these songs.