Boise [ID]'s the Franklin Cover Up has hit upon something especially thrilling. If the transition between Ian Mackaye's metered, articulate sing/speak to the [hyperventilating] scream/rant/scream dynamics of post-hardcore [acts] is an attempt to add emotion to ideology (or perhaps substitute one for the other), The Franklin Cover Up has gone one further. They've taken a step towards metal's use of voice as a sonic texture, while eschewing the detachment sometimes caused by metal's precision and glossiness, creating effectively a texture meant to communicate raw emotion. It's kinda sweet. - LUKE BAUMGARTEN.