While the trend of storytelling in hardcore music isn't all too uncommon, one group by the name of Defeater have seemingly taken over the market with their two critically renowned releases in the past three years. The writing on both record's is superb in its ability to tell a story in a concise and understandable fashion, but still giving the listener a reason to continue to listen with the addicting musicianship and intense vocals. They do a fantastic job of stirring up their audience with the insane amount of energy that they have and on their debut full-length Travels they start it with a roaring train of a track. "Blessed Burden" gives you no chance to ease into the group's sound. They shove it down your throat and expect you to keep up - and if you do you're in for quite a ride.