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The Getaway Plan - The Reckoning (2011 Single)

The Getaway Plan

After breaking up in 2009, a series of countdowns on The Getaway Plan's website eventually announced their return. Since then it's been clear that absence really does make the heart grow fonder, because the reaction from fans has been enormous. Luckily, "The Reckoning" completely justifies that reaction.

A brooding introduction, complete with piano tinkling and a pounding beat, leads us right into the enormous, squealing chorus. When it comes to epic, dramatic rock, The Getaway Plan are certainly at the front of the pack. It might not be genre-breaking, or reinventing the wheel, but the reality is this is a band that know what they're doing. "The Reckoning" has a heart, and it kicks and screams along into this mesh of atmospheric, well-crafted rock.

Fortunately for us, The Getaway Plan's sophomore album, Requiem, comes out on November the 4th, so we won't have to wait much longer to hear what is shaping up to potentially be one of the strongest albums of the year.

Review Score: 8/10

Photo by Kane Hibberd.