Knocked Loose: Laugh Tracks

On Knocked Loose’s debut full-length, two things stand out about the hardcore band: 1) They worked to expand their range musically — the choppy, sludgy doom guitars are still there, but there’s a revolving door of ideas that run the metal/punk side of the rock spectrum, 2) singer Bryan Garris’ voice sounds stronger. Both went a long way with Laugh Tracks, which holds onto the straightforward, visceral aggression of their previous material, while establishing the sort of growth that simultaneously breaks new ground and creates a longer, yet equally cohesive record.