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Melee, which re-directs here is a thrashcore band. At least two other artists are represented here.
One is Ben Hall, Hans Buetow and Nate Wooley.
Another is described below:

Influenced by the songwriting classicism of piano men Elton John, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and neo-soul star John Legend, Mêlée present their own style of carefully crafted melodic pop on Devils & Angels, the quartet’s debut album for Warner Bros. Records, released on April 3rd. The songs, which range from driving pop-rock anthems to uplifting power ballads, are characterized by solid hooks, lilting melodies, and frontman Chris Cron’s soaring vocals and expressive piano-playing.

On tracks like first single, “Built to Last,” Mêlée display a grown-up songcraft, one with an unabashed emotionalism uncommon in young bands these days. Upon first listen, Devils & Angels may sound like an album full of relationship songs, but dig deeper and you’ll find reflections on “getting in fights with friends, songs about friends coming home from college and not being able to get jobs,” says Cron. “The album is about being in your ’20s in modern America. It’s about our experiences right now - with life, love, friends - and asking questions about where we’re going and what’s going to happen. That’s the whole theme.”

Adds guitarist Ricky Sans: “There are obviously several really optimistic love songs, but others have to do with problems that our friends and loved ones were going through.


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    Built to Last!♥ [2]

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • heruchris

    most underrated band ever... [2]

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • hizkiaa_

    I haven't heard such music for a long time and they almost sound like Between the Trees <3

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • xblackdicex

    melee thrash attack! coming for you! run and fucking hide! (2)

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • shellaaprilia


    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Kathyjwt

    I want new music! They're definitely underrated!

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • musers01

    underrated band,, but build to last is good song <3

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • hantu_bungkus

    can't hold on <3

    16 Mar 2012 Reply
  • gekairatz

    Built to last is such a nice it <3

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • fnordexplorer

    melee thrash attack! coming for you! run and fucking hide!

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • xjoedieth

    used to be obsessed with them when i was younger haha

    17 Oct 2011 Reply
  • surmas

    These guys are almost as underrated as SR-71. And yes their music is a bit like a formula, but it's definitely easy to listen to and the lyrics are amazing. Can't Hold On is the one that got me into them. <3

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • MerseysideBlue

    Best Piano Rock Band Ever!!!

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • dc_franc

    most underrated band ever...

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • belinosukma

    my inspiration ..

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • celer2008

    This is what some would call "formula music": every note seems to be placed according to a rulebook on how to create pop rock music. It's not bad, in fact it's pretty darn pleasant, but the absence of idiosyncrasy makes it a worthless listening for me. I agree with Whiskey Blanket when they say that "truly rocking is giving people what they don't expect".

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Marnss

    I miss Mike. :3 But still, every song these guys have made, soooo good.

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • yuukiailove

    Merry Christmas Mêlée's fans ♥

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Rukuki_Ake

    every song in The Masquerade is amazing believe me

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • yuukiailove

    your song is so beautiful

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
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