quality sucked, still excited
Unfortunately, it was really boring and bad. I'll give it another chance sometime with better quality too but I doubt much will change. This seems like such a forced album to me with such experimental restraint.
Yeah, I felt pretty let down. Banshee and 27 Club are the best songs. Nothing else really jumped out. Most of the songs just went on without anything interesting going on. Jason's singing didn't seem as good either.
this is not their sophomore LP.
I thought this was not going to be good, and I was wrong.
Digging: Lord Mantis - Death Mask
enjoyed it, but the poor youtube quality kills a lot of it. going to wait till I have it on CD format before I really judge it.
banshee is such a fucking jam though
i would listen but my shitty internet and youtube really just do not get along.
I dig it, but boy does it sound like shit on youtube
^ youtube has been acting up.
I'll listen to this later, I'm in the middle of La Dispute time.
Apparently, the CD quality isn't much better. This is coming from a reviewer who has a prerelease. Kinda brings the album down, if you ask me.
White America + Dreamer's Disease is just hnnng
Well hopefully the vinyl quality is better and if it is, i'll just rip that to my computer
I thought this was great...oh well Sputnik
The vocalist is fucking crazy good.
Digging: For The Fallen Dreams - Heavy Hearts
i dont see how this can suck. They spend like 5 years between each of their albums to create another one.
really hoping the review isn't spot on. if what's on youtube reflects what's on the cd, then all the blame goes on whoever produced it. the talent and music is great, the overall finishing not so much
lol even worse than their last LP
Digging: Casanovas In Heat - Belvidere b/w Destiny St.
yeah quality is poo. i'm not even gonna bother til a better version is available
Digging: IDYLLS - Prayer For Terrene
Nothing new, but not bad.
If banshee is one of the better tracks I'm going to be disappointed.
i was really skeptical after seeing these comments but I really loved this. that quality, on the other hand, is just poo.
Digging: Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants
out of the five-six tracks I've heard, Banshee is the weakest so far
some idiot uploaded a 128kbps version of the album on to youtube. the quality will more than likely be better on CD. These songs fucking rule.
lol people judging an album on a youtube rip
Digging: Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here
sweet, super excited to hear this.
I dig this shit.
He is REALLY channeling Daryl Palumbo on The Priest and Used Cars. Holy shit.
i know it does actually sound a lot like him
fake history is one of my favorite albums from the past few years so i doubt this will be as good
Digging: Acme - To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist
The link is Banshee for me.
Ooooooooooh. My bad.
Digging: The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
this has some bangers for sure but i don't think it's as good as fake history overall
Isn't this like their 4th album? Definitely not their second.
Will listen tomorrow
it's their second real album as a group, butler is the only one still around from the earlier releases and pretty much admitted they were crap
Ugh, YouTube and crappy Internet do not go well together. Anything and crappy Internet don't tbh
Banshee gets the Pump
Yeah, no, the stream is shit quality anyway. It sounded worse at 420 compared to 360p if that's even possible.
Digging: The National - High Violet
This is pretty horrendous, an over produced rehash of Fake History with added rap metal vocals.
Fake History was a fluke, a mildly enjoyable fluke.
that fear fever is funky as
Also, the strings at the end of Virgin Dirt are so forced that when they came in I couldn't help but laugh at them, it was a reflex reaction to it.
Despite my extremely negative gut reaction to this album, I can see it being absolutely huge, if the Disney Channel were a post hardcore album it would be this one.
as much as I secretly wished they had more subdued and melodic moments, this can get pretty gay at times
still a good album though
~~the blackest beautiful~~
Digging: Future - Honest
Dope Beat is Dope, probably my favourite off this album.
Solidly good. Bad production but it's just as good as Fake History musically
"if the Disney Channel were a post hardcore album it would be this one."
Trying to understand what you mean by this, but I'm pretty sure it can't mean anything of value or even make the slightest bit of sense.
I think the album is awesome and more iconic than the last.
(should've approved my article)
Digging: Saintseneca - Dark Arc
also this is pretty solid so far, and it hasn't even grown on me yet
"Trying to understand what you mean by this, but I'm pretty sure it can't mean anything of value or even make the slightest bit of sense."
He's insinuating that it's a cookie-cutter/safe/sterilized example of the genre, which isn't too far off. They're probably one of the least original bands ever, they blatantly steal from so many influences but they do it pretty good so
"He's insinuating that it's a cookie-cutter/safe/sterilized example of the genre, which isn't too far off."
Alright. I guess I read into that wrong but structurally it would have been clearer if it were the "Disney Channel of post hardcore albums"
"They're probably one of the least original bands ever, they blatantly steal from so many influences but they do it pretty good so"
A non-derivative band or album does not exist, and being perceived as derivative does not make something any less enjoyable or worthy of praise. Your opinion on this band makes me wonder what your thoughts are on the endless sea of drivel in the punk/hardcore scene today.
You're entitled to yours but in my opinion I see letlive as a saving grace, or a breath of fresh air at the least, amongst a lot of bands that populate post-hardcore/whatever you want to call it.
album sucks dude get over it
You're a real smart dude
yeah keep jammin' thrice bro
You're proving my point
i just want the best for you bb
I'd just like for you to be smart enough to have a mildly respectful discussion in this thread you chose to comment on
It's well executed but it is musically vapid. How they stand against similarly vapid but less sleek products is almost redundant when people talk about them in the same breaths as genre standard bearers and ground breakers.
It feels plastic and calculated at every point: The "ad-libbed" bits left in the final mix, the excessive post production on the vocals and the instrumentals that fall short of any true climax or commitment to anything more than being competent yet throw-away. It's a post hardcore happy meal. It'll be huge no doubt, but it is still a vacant body of work in my opinion.
it is still a vacant body of work THAT KICKS ASS
Interesting view you have - what constitutes creating a void in the album for you are things I either wouldn't judge the album by or just feel differently about. I guess a lot of people on here wanted something different out of the album.
or we could stop bitchin and TAKE IT AS IT IS
namely, PRETTY SOLID
NFS: For me it is a case of hearing all the components but being left completely cold, it is not just that it has been done to death but also what is presented just feels a bit cartoonish and insincere no matter how loud the screaming or however many layers of auto tuned harmonies persist.
Also the rapped vocals must be one of the most poorly thought out musical decisions in years, they sound corny at best.
^obviously haven't listened to falling in reverse's new album
I wouldn't call it rap, in my personal opinion.
4/5 not as good as fh but a solid follow up
yeah calm the fuck down about the so-called "rap"
I can see how this album feels less insincere and less passionate than Fake History but they have definitely found solid ground. this album is riddled with their best melodies and their music has become more interesting and structured.
it is also important to consider the circumstances prior to both albums. Fake History was a more personal and blatant look at Jason's life and this is their album after having experienced great success, which would certainly alter his mindset during the writing, leading to a less "honest" sound albeit better
this is one of those bands that really brings the pussy out of people.
knuckle up and listen to the new boysetsfire instead
Really enjoyed this. It's no Fake History but it is still very solid.
Man the antihype is strong. Everyone is so negative these days.
There's a new boysetsfire?! Tha fuck
I have to agree with what some of the people are saying... letlive is a good band, nothing more, that does a really good imitation of amazing post-hardcore, but they will never be at the level of their influences. I understand that literally every band copies their influences to an extent, but letlive is far into the Obvious end of that spectrum. Both this and Fake History are really solid to great albums but they will never put out a classic.
Excellent band makes excellent album. When i see people criticize the 'rapped vocals' in this it makes me wonder if they actually listened to the album. There is no rapping in this at all.
Sounding better and better.
lol i know
liking it a lot more now but i really need a better copy
I understand a lot of the criticisms to an extent....but it makes me wonder if those people have heard some of the rhythms
and melodies on this album. There's SOME unparalleled stuff going on here. The Latin rhythms and influence are
something I don't ever remember being a focal point, or even notable for that matter, in the post-hardcore 'classics' of
Ever listen to Fugazi? Refused? Glassjaw? At The Drive-In? Virtually every band of not in the genre? They've all used
jazz/Latin rhythms in lots of their songs. Letlive executes it at a fantastic technical level but the idea is not new at all
Those were band I was referring to however I admit to having overlooked ATDI when I made that comment. Only band in that list that utilizes that stuff in a noteworthy way. While Glassjaw has those roots though I wouldn't say it's core to their sound in their full lengths. The latest EP yeah, but their old stuff had a sprinkle of that stuff and no more.
And then again - the Glassjaw comparisons will always be unwarranted and mostly false
Musically there's a lot of difference between the two bands. Vocally, you'd have to have no ears or eyes to not hear/see how much Butler copies Daryl's vocal and physical style, to the point where he should ask for royalties lol
lmao this guy
I'm really disappointed. It all sounds so uninspired and unrelevant. And what the hell were they thinking with that autotune? So yeah, Banshee is obviously the best of the bunch, the rest is quite forgetable
Is this clipping I'm hearing? I DLed an obvious webrip. Hoping the release date comes so I can analyze this sh*t down to pieces.
Strizz you cannot be more wrong. You have a very 'at a glance' take of both vocalists. And Eagles still lacks intelligence.
Nah dude he consciously apes Palumbo's style it's quite obvious. With a little Claudio and a dash of Chino.
NFS, I don't mean to be rude but there seems to be some serious denial (is a river in Egypt) going on here, is it so bad that something you adore can be so derivative?
Banshee, That Fear Fever, Virgin Dirt and Pheromone Cvlt are really good songs, nothing beats Fake History, though.
all i'm saying
you're really spending a lot of time defending this shitty band
all i'm sayin'
standalone, this is pretty good
It's grown on me a lot. While I'm not entirely convinced of their approach towards an even more pop-influenced style, I just can't resist those catchy hooks and beats. The Dope Beat, Banshee and White America's Beautiful Black Market are the best for me
@DanielNightLewis sweet Glassjaw reference. But no, I'm not in denial of the band's very derivative nature; in fact I'm
pretty sure I called them just that in an above comment. I'm just arguing that the aforementioned shouldn't be looked
upon as negatively as most people on here see it. Every band is derivative, but it seems to hold much more weight on an
album that people have been waiting to pick apart and find flaws in to justify what has been coined as antihype.
Enjoyed 3 songs of this, but I'm clearly not 'getting' this band like I should be