Placeholder is a group based out of Lancaster, PA and release this album “I Don’t Need Forgiveness” in 2013, although it is a throwback to early 2000’s punk rock movement. I’m not even sure how to describe or place into genre but think Planes Mistaken for Stars and there you go. I got the same feeling listening to this, roomy vocals, big and thick guitars with wonderful chords (okay, I don’t know the technical term) and driving riffs. This album is in no short supply of these, and compression, it’s got a little too much for me. Never-the-less this is a good disc. I can’t say I’m in love with every song but in particular the tracks “Don’t Look Back” and “Caught the Crown” stand out to me the most. I really do enjoy this disc and look forward to what they might release in the future. This type of music allows for a lot of play and experimentation so this should get fun.
You can find “I Don’t Need Forgiveness” by Placeholder on Bandcamp.
Sound Quality: (4 / 5) Composition: (3.5 / 5) Musicianship: (4 / 5) Artwork: (3.5 / 5) Lyrics: (4 / 5) Average: (3.8 / 5)