Run For Cover (2010)
I will say this, Hostage Calm‘s self-titled full-length is strikingly honest and ambitious.
And whereas a lot of “ambitious” records from bands can be really hit or miss, this is right there, reaching out and grasping at my arm, almost catching it. It’s a little uneven to be honest, jumping from pop-punk to melodic post-hardcore to almost radio-ready rock, but that works to it’s experimental advantage at times. At it’s peak, this album reminds me of a more melodic Bear Vs. Shark, who totally blew brains like a gun in my opinion.
There’s a lot of potential in Hostage Calm that I would definitely love to hear grow, I could definitely see them getting comfortable in their own unique sound and style and not jump around so much. Overall I could see this record growing on me with repeat listenings and tacos.