One of my favourite album’s right now is Apocalypse In Increments by Ryan’s Hope.
If you haven’t heard of them, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. These guys, old hands of the Chicago scene, were once signed to Punk News Records (the short lived record label by the veteran website) through which they released Apocalypse.
That was back in 2006. Since then they broke up, formed The Reganomics (boo!), and, more recently, got Ryan’s Hope back together (yay!).
They have a few other albums, but given that they aren’t well known outside of the Joliet/Chicago area, these can be a little tricky to get hold of.
This is a great shame, they deserve to be a full-time touring band, up there with Billy Talent, Cancer Bats, or other bands that blur the line between Metal, and Pop-Punk.
Let’s hope that now they are playing as Ryan’s Hope once again they will achieve the success they deserve.