12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s obvious from the first few ferocious bars of opening song “Seven Hours” that No Rain, No Rainbow is straight-up metalcore. (Producer Cory Spotts has helped give the band’s fourth studio album its most feral sound to date). A high-end boutique microphone puts frontman Ryan Zimmerman’s wild temper-tantrum vocals under the studio magnifying glass to sound like a man possessed as he screeches, howls and wails like he is being transformed into the very demons that torture him. But sometimes it’s companions that inspire this kind of heavy catharsis, as evidenced by the brutal assault of “Friends Are Friends For Never” where the mechanical-sounding drums fire off like machine guns under blazing guitars, cannon-heavy bass blasts, and Zimmerman shrieking like a ravenous, raving harpy from hell. A fountain of explosive guitar leads erupts at the top of “Jealousy Breeds Killing Sprees” before Zimmerman’s tripled vocals (one deep, one high and one slowed down) sound so evil that they make the bedeviled voice of Linda Blair’s head-spinning character in The Exorcist sound like Karen Carpenter. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s obvious from the first few ferocious bars of opening song “Seven Hours” that No Rain, No Rainbow is straight-up metalcore. (Producer Cory Spotts has helped give the band’s fourth studio album its most feral sound to date). A high-end boutique microphone puts frontman Ryan Zimmerman’s wild temper-tantrum vocals under the studio magnifying glass to sound like a man possessed as he screeches, howls and wails like he is being transformed into the very demons that torture him. But sometimes it’s companions that inspire this kind of heavy catharsis, as evidenced by the brutal assault of “Friends Are Friends For Never” where the mechanical-sounding drums fire off like machine guns under blazing guitars, cannon-heavy bass blasts, and Zimmerman shrieking like a ravenous, raving harpy from hell. A fountain of explosive guitar leads erupts at the top of “Jealousy Breeds Killing Sprees” before Zimmerman’s tripled vocals (one deep, one high and one slowed down) sound so evil that they make the bedeviled voice of Linda Blair’s head-spinning character in The Exorcist sound like Karen Carpenter. 

TITLE TIME

About Greeley Estates

Phoenix screamo outfit Greeley Estates formed in late 2002. A year after starting, the quintet -- vocalist Ryan Zimmerman, guitarist Dallas Smith, guitarist Brandon Hackenson, drummer Brian Champ, and bassist Josh Applebach -- was already building a cultlike following in and around its hometown with a slickly produced and self-released full-length, Outside of This. The group spent the next few years touring nonstop around the country and eventually found itself playing South by Southwest in Austin; in mid-2005 they inked a deal with Record Collection. Greeley Estates then co-headlined MySpace's fall tour, and released their EP, Caveat Emptor, in November 2005. The album highlighted the band's use of catchy melodies and intense vocals, together with a hardcore edge and positive attitude. In January 2006, the band went into the studio to record its second full-length before joining the Taste of Chaos tour alongside heavy-hitters like the Deftones, Thrice, and Story of the Year. A spring nationwide headlining tour was completed before the resulting album, Far from the Lies, was issued in June. Summer was next spent on the road with Warped. Early in 2007, Applebach departed to return to school, and former Versus the Mirror bassist Brad Murray stepped in to permanently fill the void. ~ Corey Apar

ORIGIN
Phoenix, AZ
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
2002

Songs

Albums

Listeners Also Played