On album number two, Syracuse’s Honor Bright at least deliver on the first part of the album title. There’s plenty of action to be found on “Action! Drama! Suspense!” as they’re off to a rocking start with “How To Break A Heart”. As you can tell from that song title, it’s a boy-meets-girl kinda song. Kinda cliché… then again, pop-punk isn’t exactly a genre known for its originality.
They keep on banging out rocking songs from there that sometimes reminded me of Taking Back Sunday and of New Found Glory at other moments. That’s the thing with this modern kind of pop-punk… it all sounds a lot like other bands out there. Granted, these guys have an ear for catchy melodies and play their material with a lot of enthusiasm. Yet I’m afraid that - despite delivering a pretty good album – it won’t be enough to set them apart from the rest of the oversaturated scene.