Saturday Saints

Rhyme & Reason Records, 2022

REVIEW BY: Tom Haugen


This is the debut album from Yonkers, New York residents Saturday Saints, though they’ve been around since the mid ’90s; their recorded output to date has been focused on soundtracks and compilation releases. These 10 tracks, however, provide a much wider platform for their alt-rock meets stadium ready anthems that are never short on memorable riffs, hooks and grooves. my_heart_sings_the_harmony_web_ad_alt_250


The album makes an immediate impression with the driving guitars and crisp drumming of the soaring rocker “Inside Out,” where warm vocals and some grit are appreciated. “Crash” then continues the energetic spirit with dense riffs and a dynamic rhythm section that borders on arena rock.

Approaching the middle, the melodic yet hard hitting “Coffin” touches on punk rock influences, while “Tell Myself” embraces plenty of pop moments that help guide a modern rocker that could easily land on the FM dial.

On the back half of the listen, the more cautious “You” is even a bit soulful and could soundtrack an evening at the club, and the album’s best, the title track, flows with an infectious demeanor that might have you digging out your Brand New and Taking Back Sunday records.

Close to the end, the gentle acoustic strumming of “Into The Fire” displays another avenue the band shine, and “The Quiet Ones” finishes pretty loud, anthemic and with swirling guitars—a hallmark of the entire listen that’s quite noteworthy and appreciated.

Rating: B+

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