You, Me and Everything In Between (Greyscale)
You needn’t look far past song titles such as Egophobia and HighfLIAR to know what Belle Haven was going for on LP2—the Melbourne screamo troupe pull no punches on You, Me And Everything In Between, dragging listeners deep into their rabbit hole with a dangerously tasty onslaught of Soundwave-era shred. Borne of a year plagued with death, depression and a shitstorm or two behind the scenes, the record is instantly angrier than anything Belle Haven have dropped in the past: thick and gristly bends build the alluringly messy Hollywood, for example, and Me is effortlessly harrowing with its dark twang and polarising yells. But amidst all the sonic gore, Everything’s first half shines with dynamic choruses and giant chant-along cues, frontman David De La Hoz marrying melody with melodrama to a soundtrack of bitter chugs and glassy keys. M.D.