Interesting what bands catch on this forum and the ones that don't. To me, this is a pretty good band and I'm a bit surprised, on a forum where bands like Shiraz Lane and Bad City are appreciated, there seems to be no interest in these guys. Good band that does, for whatever reason, remind me of the likes of the aforementioned Bad City.
There's a bit of hit and miss about the debut and it's far from perfect, but a pretty cool band worthy of mention and interest on a forum such as this.
Anyway, this was one of my favourites of the album-
For die-hards, I stumbled across this non-album track.
Very nice piece of modern rock on offer here. Lot to like on this one.
Fame on Fire - Welcome to the Chaos
1 . Intro
2 . Welcome to the Chaos (feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills)
3 . Ketamine
4 . Cut Throat
5 . Emo Shit (feat. Kody Lavigne)
6 . Lost In Doubt
7 . Robbery
8 . Signs
9 . Plastic Heart
10 . Rotting Away
11 . Back Then
12 . Jaded
13 . Dead or Alive
Welcome, album of the year? Love this project with vigour. I snuck 'Saturday' on the playlist I put on with the kids in the car, lol. Can't wait to hear any of the songs I haven't already heard and showered in love from this.
Did anyone notice these guys released another new album?
As expected, it's pretty weak and more proof of their solid decline.
There is actually a good song on it. It's only one, but I kind of clapped and cheered when I heard this. I used to love these guys so much, and still love the albums I always loved from these guys but it's been some barren years.
It was good to hear them do what they used to do with great ease.
Not every song is a hit, but another pretty decent one mini-album. I like some of the gear on this one.
Villain of the Story - Divided
1 . Never Again
2 . Jester
3 . Karma
4 . Under My Skin
5 . Losing Control
6 . Wrong
7 . Don't Go
8 . Divided
Not sure if folk know, but they got back together and released an EP this year.
Anberlin - Silverline
1 . Two Graves
2 . Nothing Lost
3 . Body Language
4 . Asking
5 . Circles
It's not amazing, but I do really like this song from it-
Not an amazing album, but pretty solid with a couple of very nice tunes-
They have a very comprehensive youtube channel for anyone unsure and wanting to give everything a listen-
Credit must be given where it's due, and I do like the effort put into this one. To be frank, I thought the first 5 songs were pretty shit. All the while I was listening, wondering what became of these guys. The most frustrating song of those first few is 'Eternal.' I wrote in my little ratings thing that it almost sounds to me like these guys are trying to sound bad because, otherwise, this is a pretty good song. But it's just done poorly.
Anyway, I want to be fair to these guys and I have to say, that from song 6 the mood in the room seems to lift and they start to give it a fair crack. They drop the mopey post-grunge blandom and have a crack at some decent melodic type of rock. Spoiler alert - I don't actually think there's a keeper track on the album, but holy shit they get close.
'Temples,' 'Alive,' 'Heaven Knows' and 'Someone's watching over me' are all, four in a row, good, strong songs. And then 'Love Is The Only Place' hits and I was taken aback. Unfortunately, they're not the band they used to be and I am 100% convinced they couldn't hit the heights of the debut even if they did everything possible to try... but goodness do they get close with this track. A bit of polish and finesse and this one wouldn't be a bad stab at what they did so well on their debut.
Sadly, the album's worst song follows in 'The Undertaker' - what a piece of shit, lol. Really grates me because this is the discussion point I've had with christians that aggravates me the most, and it's in a song, so naturally I hate it. And then 'Afterlife' isn't amazing, but pretty decent. Before the album finishes on a high, with one of the best songs on the album with a nice hook - 'Strange New World.'
So overall, like I say, credit where it's due. After the first few songs I was close to closing up shop and calling this a pass, but thankfully, they took me on a ride and it was pretty cool. They're a dim shadow of the band they used to be, to be totally fair, but I like that they showed a bit of fight with this album.
Better than expected.