Birds In Row are a melodic and abrasive band from Laval, France. Blurring the lines between hardcore, punk, and related sub-genres, Birds In Row offer something of substantial weight to their listeners. Collectively carrying somber hearts and poignant souls, they navigate through melancholic seas to shape beautifully hook-laden songs unlike anything else out there today. “Personal War” is a seven track outpouring from Birds In Row. First proper song “Torches” breaks into a sprint from the get go. Drenched in expressive guitar work, it tells the tale of life’s light overcoming death’s darkness. The race continues with “O-Dear” and “Weary”. Two musically infectious songs that are lyrically entangled in the complexity of love. “Worried” then wanders into view as a beautifully melodic piece, slowing to an introspective shuffle before the chaotic “Snakes” picks up the pace again. All of this leads to emotional closer “Marathon”. A song that serves as Birds In Row’s declaration of war on the world of ethical and emotional compromise.