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Senses Fail

...Not many musicians influenced by punk, hardcore and metal are also well versed in poetry,literatureandcomparativereligion.Then again, notmanymusicians are in Senses Fail.

While dozens of their peers continue to create soul-rendering music about the girls who shattered theirheartsandruinedtheirlives, the BergenCounty,New Jersey five piece takes a more intellectual approach to sonic catharsis.EventhenameSensesFail comes from frontman Buddy Nilelsen'sinterest inspirituality.

The band's full-length debut, Let It Enfold You, is a melodic and an emotionally reveal ...read more

...Not many musicians influenced by punk, hardcore and metal are also well versed in poetry,literatureandcomparativereligion.Then again, notmanymusicians are in Senses Fail.

While dozens of their peers continue to create soul-rendering music about the girls who shattered theirheartsandruinedtheirlives, the BergenCounty,New Jersey five piece takes a more intellectual approach to sonic catharsis.EventhenameSensesFail comes from frontman Buddy Nilelsen'sinterest inspirituality.

The band's full-length debut, Let It Enfold You, is a melodic and an emotionally revealing slugfest thatdivesintounusualandrefreshing subjectmatter.The title track is named after a poem by nihilistic author and poetCharlesBukowski,"The IronyofDying on Your Birthday" draws from the workofmythologist Joseph Campbell and the lyrics of"SlowDance" arecomprisedoflines from Dao De Jing.

Fourtunately, Senses Fail's brains are matched by their brawn. Let It Enfold You is a powerful,invitingandtriumphantmanifestoof youthfulenergy andturmoil. From the tumbling rhythms and piercing guitar fill of thestorming "TieHerDown" tothe tunefulvocal harmonies and blood-chillingscreams of"You're Cute When You Scream" to thesurging, stop-startrhythmsand pointedvocals of "Bite To Break Skin" the band delivers with theconsistency andpower ofveterans, not anoutfitthat hasonly beenaround since 2002.

Then Senses Fail entered the studio in 2002 with producer John Naclerio, recording two three. songdemos.Thematerialturnedinto an EP called,FromThe Depths of Dreams. The response to the disc was so strong that just acoupleweeksafter itsrelease,the band was being courted by largerlabels. Thecollection sold well, and the band supported itwithnumerouswell-recievedtours, including Finch, Millencolin, and The Starting Line. From TheDepths ofDreams would later bere-issuedwithtwo bonustracks.

After they finished touring, Senses Fail returned to the studio with Saves The Day producer Steve Evetts torecordLetItEnfoldYou, their mostchallenging and rewarding experience to date. "We killed ourselves over and over tryingtosaywhatwewanted, and make the record the best itcould be,"Nielsen says. "I just feel like we got lucky to be where wearenow,andnowwe have to prove ourselves and really earn it..

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Renacer
03/26/2013

3.8
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The Fire
2010

3.6
406 Votes
Life Is Not A Waiting Room
2008

3.2
546 Votes
Still Searching
2006

3.8
819 Votes
Let It Enfold You
2004

3.7
760 Votes
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Family Tradition
2008

3.7
5 Votes
From The Depths Of Dreams
2003

3.4
363 Votes
Live Albums
The Fire (DVD)
2010

3.6
14 Votes
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Follow Your Bliss: The Best Of Senses Fail
06/16/2012

4.1
88 Votes
Still Searching (Re-issue)
2007

4.2
106 Votes
Let it Enfold You-Special Edition
2005

3.9
182 Votes

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