VersaEmerge

Fixed at Zero

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Versaemerge's 2010 debut album, Fixed at Zero, finds the Florida rock outfit delivering a collection of driving and passionate emo-pop/rock. Featuring the vocals of Sierra Kusterbeck, Versaemerge will certainly draw some quick comparisons to such female-fronted contemporaries as Paramore and Evanescence. In that sense, Kusterbeck does sound a lot like Paramore's Hayley Williams, and as a band, Versaemerge do hem a bit too closely at times to Evanescence's goth metal mold to really stand out here. That said, such songs as "Figure It Out," "Stranger," "Your Own Lov.e.," and "Mythology" do reveal the band's knack for yearning and powerful rock numbers. Similarly, the album's title track and "Fire (Aim Your Arrows High)," featuring added male vocals, are ear-grabbing numbers that should appeal to fans of anthemic modern rock.

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