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The Word Alive Dark Matter
The Word Alive squander a potential revival of their devoted fanbase with "Dark Matter". In the end, the group
is a crowd-pleaser; writing songs that will keep a crowd moving (it's where the money's at) with singles such as
"Trapped" and "Sellout". In a surprising twist - these said 'crowd pleasers' are actually a solid step in the right
direction from the band. Other songs such as "Suffocating", "Piece of Me", "Face to Face", and "Grunge" are all
standout tracks from "Dark Matter" - giving the band a new dimension amongst all of the 'genre-esque'
presentations surfacing nowadays. We, as fans, will neve
Famous Last Words Two-Faced Charade
The downside to "Two Faced Charade" is that its quite hard to take the lyrics seriously, when they come off as utterly strange. To add to it, the music is very wishywashy in the sense that when certain tracks are good, they're REALLY good. "Welcome to the Show", "Victim of the Virtuoso", "Voices", and "The Show Must Go On" are the only consistently good songs throughout the album, while the other tracks sort-of meld together and don't really do much (ESPECIALLY "In Perfect Hindsight", which is a kick+clap filler track). I can't say that THIS is the definitive album to get a listener hooked on Famous Last Words (I believe that their following
Coldrain Vena
"Vena" is yet another style change from coldrain, and while overall not perfect; is still a decent change. The track opener "Vena" is very misleading for the rest of the album, as this is more of an alternative-rock album versus a post-hardcore album. The best description for the album I can give is: picture the We Came as Romans self-titled album, with better song composition, and choruses that are about as catchy as Hoobastank's. There's "Vena" in a nutshell. Also, the two best songs from the album are "Wrong", and "Gone".
Escape the Fate Hate Me
Escape the Fate were contractually obligated to produce a new album.

...it shows.
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
A Day to Remember have produced their best album since "For Those Who Have Heart". With the occasional tracks featuring studio chatter, it gives off the vibe that the band was completely in control of how/what the album should sound like. While each song in the album is listenable in their own respect, the only unfortunate thing is the album loses steam around after the 7th track ("Violence"). Again, a minor complaint when the second half of the album is still good; it doesn't live up to the first half at all. Granted, the first half also contains songs like "Right Back at It Again", "Sometimes You're the Hammer...", and "I'm Already Gone" -
We Came As Romans We Came as Romans
It's strange how the guitar parts sound like they're written by amateur players; yet no lineup changes have happened, and there's clear evidence in previous albums that both guitar players are more than decent at their instruments. The self-titled effort from We Came as Romans sounds very uninspired all-around, with a few catchy songs here and there to save it from being a total disgrace...but still leaving the listener with a lot more to be desired. I mean, it's a 30 minute album with about 8 minutes of it being nice. Great to hear how Dave (the screamer) is now ping-ponging clean [really good, actually] vocals with Kyle (the original clean
Conquer Divide Conquer Divide
One time I was offered a 'new' type of beer from a friend. The beer at first glance seemed to be different due to it being made of something different that you don't normally see in beer. Curious, I tried the drink - and quite enjoyed it a lot. Sure, it tasted like every other beer that I've had relating to the style...but I guess I just appreciated it because of what went into it, and how good it still was. Perhaps a year or so down the road, when given the option to pick between this new beer I tried and another beer that practically tastes the same by a well-known/original brand, I might go for the latter...but that's not to say I wouldn't

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    May 18 11:20 PM

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