Up for review today is Minneapolis based rockers, The Push with their album Oh, Victory. A concoction of heavy and alternative rock with a melodic vibe, Oh, Victory is a fun, edgy and dark. It is full of catchy hooks and head-bobbing beats, but rich with deep, tense undertones. Each track is smooth, yet heavily driven. They individually pack a punch in their own way, whether through dominating guitar riffs or powerful vocals.
Lyrically, death seems to be a common topic and expressed in multiple ways, from a metaphorical death of ones self to the resurrection of the mind. This being a relatable theme to many across a wide range of backgrounds and age groups, it offers something for everyone. As to if this was intentional or just a writing style is unknown to me, but it does well for the album by creating real substance for listeners to grab hold of and connect with. It is well put together and expressive enough to give a solid idea of the direction of the band’s sound and what to possibly expect from future work.
I highly encourage you to let your ears and mind experience Oh, Victory and allow yourself to get acquainted with The Push. I have been told that they have big things coming next year that you may not want to miss!
The Push have a local show coming up! If you want to check them out for yourself, you can catch their set at 7th Street Entry on December 19th. Tickets Here!
Check out their The Push 'Controller' below!