Get Scared is a band from Utah. They formed in 2008 and have released several EPs and an album. Their most recent EP Built For Blame, Laced With Shame was released at the end of August and it is a really great listen.
Being one of those kids back in high-school where the screaming bands were the good bands, I liked Get Scared a lot. They have heavy riffs and fast paced songs that are also very catchy. Their sound reminds me of Chiodos or Saosin with their screechy singing, occasional screams, and poppy choruses.
The first song, “Built For Blame” starts off with a heavy riff and fast beat but the chorus is catchy. This song has a breakdown comparable to those of Chiodos’ Craig Owens era. Brutal and loud.
“Problematic” starts off with a metal riff, then goes off sounding like Saosin with just the simple drum beat playing over the vocals. Nonetheless, this song is brutal and energetic. The build ups this song has really builds adrenaline and makes you wanna hop in the nearest pit.
“Cynical Skin” is a fast song that really doesn’t slow down. Even when it does slow down a little for the verses, the riffs are still heavy as hell allowing for ultimate jamming. “Keep Myself Alive” is a quieter, slower song. That, by no means, means that the song is quiet or slow. With a quiet intro and verse, the song has a chorus where the singer is belting out those high notes bringing me back to the days of listening to Chiodos. The best part of this song are the gang-vocals near the end. This song reminds me a lot of Chiodos with the guitars and especially the voice.
“Start To Fall” has one of those creepy beginnings. Its quiet and half-whispered. Then the chorus kicks in, and its quite poppy. Simple drums mixed with the creepy-ish vocals make the song great, and the chorus just allows everyone to sing along. The last song, “Don’t You Dare Forget The Sun” is a compilation of all the sounds on the album. It starts off heavy, goes into a quiet, kind of creepy verse, then right into a great chorus. Its a great way to end the EP because it culminates everything we listen to on the album into one song.
Get Scared has a sound that I have been looking for for a long time. Being a huge fan of Chiodos and Saosin, this band is like the two bands creating a super group. If you are a fan of either band or bands that sound similar, you should definitely check these guys out. They rock and they roll.