Societal climate often dictates visceral reactions. Recently, such a determination has dichotomized underground music. Independent music's reflection of global ills and imposed anguish has now become an apathetic, nostalgia-induced fashion show; utterly lacking are the once strong staples of humility and humanity. Remaining vulnerable, Blue Rose Liar translates this instability into an introspective, kinetic catharsis. Amalgamating their latent punk and hardcore roots, Blue Rose Liar augments this history with an intense paranoia. The lyrics are haunting poetry, a fractured internalization of universal distress emanating personal burden into collective accountability and hope. Blue Rose Liar musically reflects the sentiment of bittersweet agoraphobia and perhaps a dissociative mood, ranging from melancholy melodic to antagonistic rage. Collectively, Blue Rose Liar acts as an aural Rorschach test, evoking in it's listener an emotional mix from grief to compassion. Sycamore, the second recording effort from Blue Rose Liar, captures the bands electric presence, somber melancholy and unbridled rage within the nine tracks of it's haunting hardcore residue. The multi-layered guitars, the seismic rhythm of the bass and drums and the seething hissed and screamed vocals work in tandem to fuse elements of metal, hardcore and punk rock while birthing Blue Rose Liar's unique signature sound. Reviews: The volume is set to 10 as the heavy metal / hardcore comes bounding out your speakers. Very tough, yet with an intelligence to it that sets them apart. -AMP Magazine Sycamore fires no warning shots whatsoever; the first battery comes straight out the gate, full-bore and hell-bent. -Performermag.com The sonic guitars, the rough screaming vocals, and music that makes you want to move. Fans of Quicksand will really like this. Recommended. -Bullet Proof Pope Mobile.