Salt Lake City rockers The Departure have mastered the art of crafting excellent, radio-ready, hard rockin’ singles which results in their cohesive and memorable album Gateways.
This five piece packs the power of hard rock, the pop appeal of power punk, and the edge of metal into a barrage of frequencies guaranteed to leave your senses feeling assaulted.
If you’re imagining a mix of Sum 41, Green Day, Saosin, and possibly Sliverstein or Bayside, you’re right on track to having a grasp on what to expect when you click play and proceed to turn the volume up to a notch past 11.
When you reach track 5, The Sea Part II, prepare for an operatic experience. This song is E-P-I-C.
The following song, Lonely Eyes, shows off the groups more intimate, acoustic side.
Not only do they rock hard and write amazing songs, they are versatile!