Dizmas' chaotic post-hardcore sound evolved in nearly every way on its second go-around, the sophomore effort Tension. Not only did Zach Zegan's vocals carry more weight, but the band's songwriting improved to showcase a mastery of subjects both light and heavy. The group stuck with a production mix that favored the guitar work of Jon T. Howard and Josh Zegan rather than the typical hardcore bass/drums emphasis. The result was a triumphantly intelligent hard rock record that wove together the emo-rock of Taking Back Sunday ...

Tension 2007, Credential Recordings

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