Hold on Pain Ends
The Color Morale use their fourth album to confront real-life issues from a Christian perspective while serving up aggressive post-hardcore sounds tempered by melodic pop influences. Tracks like “Prey for Me,” “Is Happiness a Mediocre Sin?,” and “Suicide; Stigma” (featuring We Came As Romans’ Dave Stephens) exemplify the album’s compassionate content. Frontman Garret Rapp switches between clean singing and harsh vocals, underscoring the apocalyptic tension in his band’s music to dramatic effect. The acoustic-centered title track ends the album on a note of redemption and gratitude.