Birthday Boy’s “Fool’s Paradise” is the Catharsis of an Imploded and Dysfunctional Relationship

Birthday Boy, photo courtesy the artists

The descending bass line that drives Birthday Boy’s “Fool’s Paradise” is what pushes it out of post-hardcore into something more introspective and ultimately more expressive. The effervescent and melodic guitar riffs flow forth not with force so much as an impressionistic fountain of sparks with the guitars playing off each other in complimentary rhythms. The way the vocals emote place it well within the realm of post-hardcore except that the more impassioned parts are coherent and evoke the desperation and pain of feeling powerless in the face of an imploded, dysfunctional relationship. Watch the video below and follow the Philadelphia-based band at the links provided.

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