My Ticket Home
(Spinefarm Records)

It’s been some four years since My Ticket Home released their sophomore LP, but that time was put to good use. Now with a new label and evolved sound (think of a mixture of Korn, Mudvayne, Seether, and Avenged Sevenfold, and you may get an inkling of the metal and progressive influences to be found here), the band has something of a bold statement to make. unReal is certainly a step away from the music fans have consumed since the band’s public introduction with Rise Records back in 2010 (The Opportunity To Be EP).

Now built on clean (but harsh) vocals over the frantic, furious screams of the past, as well as more atmospheric and progressive instrumentals (rooted in metal, but taken to new levels in a variety of ways), unReal sounds unlike anything the band has done before. Tracks like “Flypaper”, “Thursh”, and “Gasoline Kiss” speak the heaviest in the band’s new hard-hitting repertoire; while “Time Kills Everything”, “Hyperreal”, and “We All Use” help show the band’s transformation into what they are now dubbing “puke rock”. unReal, at the very least, is a great example of music evolution. My Ticket Home may not be the same band, but in this case, that is far from being a bad thing. Just think of this is the next naturally progressive step for My Ticket Home. A MTH 2.0, if you will.

Purchase the album here.


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