Orange county’s seminal post-hardcore/rock champions Project 86, has released their 10th album, Sheep Among Wolves, in celebration of their 20th year as a band. The Pledgemusic funded project highlights a lengthy career with an impressive, genre-defying milestone of ten songs.
This is a lean, mean release that is all about memorable songwriting and contemplative lyricism. Whether you are a die-hard fan of Project 86, are casually acquainted, or are oblivious to one of the best-kept secrets in heavy music, Sheep Among Wolves is a record that will keep you listening, and most importantly, re-listening. Every song-and specifically, every chorus-is urgent, connective, and reactive. Is Project 86 post-hardcore? Metal? Rock? It doesn’t matter. Because the band knows that at the end of the day it is only the songs that matter. And these songs really do matter.