Letlive. stream new album
2013-06-17 by KenboSlice | 97 Comments

Post-hardcore band Letlive. are streaming their highly anticipated sophomore LP, entitled The Blackest Beautiful, due out July 9th.

You can view the stream here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wnxFJUZtp4&list=PLcZMZxR9uxC83bTbuzl_rIFG zhgfdGo_P

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Cormano
June 17th 2013

951 Comments


sweet

titlefightmeirl
June 17th 2013

659 Comments


quality sucked, still excited

FearThyEvil
June 17th 2013

12497 Comments


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.

TomAkaVeto
June 17th 2013

1624 Comments


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.

ILJ
June 17th 2013

6666 Comments


this is not their sophomore LP.

Balerion
June 17th 2013

528 Comments


I thought this was not going to be good, and I was wrong.

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Dimitri1033
June 17th 2013

33 Comments


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.

FourthReich
June 17th 2013

17482 Comments


banshee is such a fucking jam though

ILJ
June 17th 2013

6666 Comments


i would listen but my shitty internet and youtube really just do not get along.

MMX
June 17th 2013

4798 Comments


I dig it, but boy does it sound like shit on youtube

moshpotatoes
June 17th 2013

542 Comments


^ youtube has been acting up.

moshpotatoes
June 17th 2013

542 Comments


I'll listen to this later, I'm in the middle of La Dispute time.

YouthCat
June 17th 2013

261 Comments


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.

TooManyFriends
June 17th 2013

620 Comments


White America + Dreamer's Disease is just hnnng

MMX
June 17th 2013

4798 Comments


Well hopefully the vinyl quality is better and if it is, i'll just rip that to my computer

Genesis1992
June 17th 2013

31 Comments


I thought this was great...oh well Sputnik

joshieboy12345
June 17th 2013

5370 Comments


The vocalist is fucking crazy good.

moshpotatoes
June 17th 2013

542 Comments


i dont see how this can suck. They spend like 5 years between each of their albums to create another one.

Dimitri1033
June 17th 2013

33 Comments


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

Hep Kat
June 17th 2013

15352 Comments


lol even worse than their last LP

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elephantREVOLUTION
June 17th 2013

2741 Comments


yeah quality is poo. i'm not even gonna bother til a better version is available

SCREAMorphine
June 17th 2013

1752 Comments


Nothing new, but not bad.

ConcubinaryCode
June 17th 2013

2066 Comments


If banshee is one of the better tracks I'm going to be disappointed.

GreyShadow
June 17th 2013

451 Comments


i was really skeptical after seeing these comments but I really loved this. that quality, on the other hand, is just poo.

silentstar
June 17th 2013

2246 Comments


out of the five-six tracks I've heard, Banshee is the weakest so far

Inferis
June 18th 2013

414 Comments


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.

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botb
June 18th 2013

9654 Comments


lol people judging an album on a youtube rip

TooLateToGoBack
June 18th 2013

1762 Comments


sweet, super excited to hear this.

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Epicenter
June 18th 2013

173 Comments


I dig this shit.

Inferis
June 18th 2013

414 Comments


He is REALLY channeling Daryl Palumbo on The Priest and Used Cars. Holy shit.

FourthReich
June 18th 2013

17482 Comments


i know it does actually sound a lot like him

Scoot
June 18th 2013

17733 Comments


fake history is one of my favorite albums from the past few years so i doubt this will be as good

jamming now

TenSecondsToThink
June 18th 2013

1221 Comments


Wat
The link is Banshee for me.

TenSecondsToThink
June 18th 2013

1221 Comments


Ooooooooooh. My bad.

henryChinaski
June 18th 2013

2733 Comments


Cool!

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Scoot
June 18th 2013

17733 Comments


this has some bangers for sure but i don't think it's as good as fake history overall

Mabbitt
June 18th 2013

1354 Comments


Isn't this like their 4th album? Definitely not their second.

Will listen tomorrow

Scoot
June 18th 2013

17733 Comments


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

Captain North
June 18th 2013

6784 Comments


Ugh, YouTube and crappy Internet do not go well together. Anything and crappy Internet don't tbh

SabertoothMonocle
June 18th 2013

493 Comments


Banshee gets the Pump

Butkuiss
June 18th 2013

4159 Comments


Yeah, no, the stream is shit quality anyway. It sounded worse at 420 compared to 360p if that's even possible.

DanielNightLewis
June 18th 2013

551 Comments


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.

OverSlyZed
June 18th 2013

125 Comments


letlive. letdown.

BenJamino
June 18th 2013

53 Comments


that fear fever is funky as

DanielNightLewis
June 18th 2013

551 Comments


letlol.

DanielNightLewis
June 18th 2013

551 Comments


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.

Spec
June 18th 2013

27153 Comments


Dipshit.

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truekebabpower
June 18th 2013

639 Comments


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

EaglesBecomeVultures
June 18th 2013

5224 Comments


~~the blackest beautiful~~

MyMentality
June 18th 2013

70 Comments


Dope Beat is Dope, probably my favourite off this album.

StrizzMatik
June 18th 2013

3186 Comments


Solidly good. Bad production but it's just as good as Fake History musically

NothingForSomething
June 18th 2013

186 Comments


"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.


wachooo
June 18th 2013

121 Comments


I think the album is awesome and more iconic than the last.

Azn.
June 18th 2013

5604 Comments


(should've approved my article)

Azn.
June 18th 2013

5604 Comments


also this is pretty solid so far, and it hasn't even grown on me yet

StrizzMatik
June 18th 2013

3186 Comments


"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

NothingForSomething
June 18th 2013

186 Comments


"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.

EaglesBecomeVultures
June 18th 2013

5224 Comments


album sucks dude get over it

NothingForSomething
June 18th 2013

186 Comments


You're a real smart dude

EaglesBecomeVultures
June 18th 2013

5224 Comments


yeah keep jammin' thrice bro

NothingForSomething
June 18th 2013

186 Comments


You're proving my point

EaglesBecomeVultures
June 18th 2013

5224 Comments


i just want the best for you bb

NothingForSomething
June 18th 2013

186 Comments


I'd just like for you to be smart enough to have a mildly respectful discussion in this thread you chose to comment on

DanielNightLewis
June 18th 2013

551 Comments


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.



Azn.
June 18th 2013

5604 Comments


it is still a vacant body of work THAT KICKS ASS



NothingForSomething
June 18th 2013

186 Comments


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.

Azn.
June 18th 2013

5604 Comments


or we could stop bitchin and TAKE IT AS IT IS
namely, PRETTY SOLID

EaglesBecomeVultures
June 18th 2013

5224 Comments


#takebacksputnik2013

DanielNightLewis
June 18th 2013

551 Comments


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.



Dimitri1033
June 18th 2013

33 Comments


^obviously haven't listened to falling in reverse's new album

I wouldn't call it rap, in my personal opinion.

Scoot
June 18th 2013

17733 Comments


4/5 not as good as fh but a solid follow up

Azn.
June 18th 2013

5604 Comments


yeah calm the fuck down about the so-called "rap"

silentstar
June 18th 2013

2246 Comments


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

Hep Kat
June 18th 2013

15352 Comments


this is one of those bands that really brings the pussy out of people.

knuckle up and listen to the new boysetsfire instead

Tonger
June 18th 2013

50 Comments


Really enjoyed this. It's no Fake History but it is still very solid.

Butkuiss
June 18th 2013

4159 Comments


Man the antihype is strong. Everyone is so negative these days.

StrizzMatik
June 18th 2013

3186 Comments


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.

Macros
June 18th 2013

152 Comments


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.

Spec
June 18th 2013

27153 Comments


Sounding better and better.

FourthReich
June 18th 2013

17482 Comments


lol i know

Scoot
June 18th 2013

17733 Comments


liking it a lot more now but i really need a better copy

NothingForSomething
June 19th 2013

186 Comments


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
old.

StrizzMatik
June 19th 2013

3186 Comments


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
dudee

NothingForSomething
June 19th 2013

186 Comments


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.

NothingForSomething
June 19th 2013

186 Comments


And then again - the Glassjaw comparisons will always be unwarranted and mostly false

StrizzMatik
June 19th 2013

3186 Comments


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

EaglesBecomeVultures
June 19th 2013

5224 Comments


lmao this guy

N0S3BLEED
June 19th 2013

10 Comments


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

Digging: Code Orange - I Am King

immortalizepain
June 19th 2013

378 Comments


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.

NothingForSomething
June 19th 2013

186 Comments


Strizz you cannot be more wrong. You have a very 'at a glance' take of both vocalists. And Eagles still lacks intelligence.

StrizzMatik
June 19th 2013

3186 Comments


Nah dude he consciously apes Palumbo's style it's quite obvious. With a little Claudio and a dash of Chino.

DanielNightLewis
June 20th 2013

551 Comments


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?

swordsforhands
June 20th 2013

401 Comments


Banshee, That Fear Fever, Virgin Dirt and Pheromone Cvlt are really good songs, nothing beats Fake History, though.

EaglesBecomeVultures
June 20th 2013

5224 Comments


all i'm saying

is

you're really spending a lot of time defending this shitty band

all i'm sayin'

Azn.
June 21st 2013

5604 Comments


standalone, this is pretty good

N0S3BLEED
June 22nd 2013

10 Comments


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

NothingForSomething
June 22nd 2013

186 Comments


@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.



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