When it comes to post hardcore music, there seems to be only two opinions, it’s either loved or hated. There isn’t often a middle ground. I am usually in the “hate it” category as it’s a bit too intense for my liking. However, occasionally a band of this genre will surface that makes me rethink my opinion. Such is the case with The Breakpoint Method. Before relocating to Colorado, this four piece band originated in small town Kansas to no real music scene. Shortly after forming in 2008, member Barrett Jones, Jimmy Lands, Eric Reid, and Mike Mast changed that with the release of a demo that earned them a spot on the Van’s Warped Tour. Now, with the release of their sophomore album ‘Thanks for Nothing’ and lead single “Can We Stop”, The Breaking Point is shedding new light on the Kansas music scene.
First single “Can We Stop” is well-written, well-produced, and well-performed, a triple threat. I connected with this melodic rock and metal blend and I attribute that to its meaningful lyrics and fun, catchy melody. “Can We Stop” is still heavy at its core with powerful riffs and serious breakdowns. It has just the right mix of beautifully sung vocals and harsh, screaming words, making the song both pleasant and surprising to listen to. The single is full of bouncing energy and it is clear that each member of The Breaking Point poured every ounce of passion they had into this song. “Can We Stop” show maturity and growth, both lyrically and sonically. It is the ideal lead single to premiere from the band’s sophomore album.
“Can We Stop” is fun and moving to listen to anywhere. It will make for a fantastic live experience from the band. “Can We Stop” demonstrates the wide range of talent and substance The Breaking Point possess. This, combined with the hard work and success already achieved by the band will put them on top in no time. It won’t be long before we are hearing and seeing The Breaking Point everywhere, a recognition that will be most deserved.