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| ||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
| ||Daft Punk Human After All|
I mean...it's not unbearable, but for Daft Punk; it's heavily disappointing. There are songs that'll make you feel right at home with the band with "Human After All", "Robot Rock", and "The Brainwasher". There's songs such as "Make Love" that feel experimental, and songs like "Technologic" which feel like they were made to be singles. Unfortunately, there's songs like "Steam Machine" and "Emotion" which become flat out aggravating after a while due to their unrelenting repetitiveness. Not a keeper like "Discovery", but an interesting listen - especially when taking into note that this album took only 6 weeks to fully complete. I also don't un
| ||Famous Last Words Council Of The Dead|
This is a band who know exactly who they are, and are writing material to please a certain type of listener -
and sure enough, I'm in that selection. "Council of the Dead" only suffers from the cliched pointless intro track
"Letter to the Council" and the midway instrumental "Entity". They're simply there to be there; nothing more.
The rest of the album sends the ears into bliss with great songs such as the title track, "Fading Memories",
and "One in the Chamber". Every track's chorus will stay in your head post-listen, and the hard-hitting
breakdowns will keep you coming back for more.
| ||Abandon All Ships Malocchio|
Kudos to the band realizing what they were doing in "Infamous" wasn't really working, and therefore returning to their roots of catchy, synth-driven 'metalcore'. This is a very brief album that luckily doesn't overstay its welcome. "Reefer Madness" might be cringing on the ears thanks to dissonance chords, and "Alive" might be a shallow attempt at trying to mix things up; but there's plenty to love here such as "Trapped", "Miracle", "Paradise", "Bloor Street West", and "Cowboys". In fact, "Cowboys" might actually stand as the best song the band has written to date - with a positive message, and a somber outro.
| ||It Lives, It Breathes We Come In Numbers|
There's bound to be a hate-train towards this band/their style, and count me out of it. "We Come In Numbers" is a strong EP from It Lives, It Breathes - full of catchy songs melded with interesting instrumentation. Chord progressions in songs such as "With Or Without Wings, I Could Make Your Marty McFly" and "Live and Let Go" have been tried and true, yet they work well with this group thanks to the contrasting and strong dual-vocal performances. To me - if a song is sticking in your head after a first listen, that means it had to have some impact on you to listen again. That's what this EP did, and it did it well.
| ||Storm The Sky Permanence|
The band knows when to utilize breakdowns and when to utilize their talented singer. It has enough of a hook to draw audiences in, and enough of a heavy-feel to secure fans of the genre. Nothing's revolutionary however; lead lines are almost non-existent save for a few tracks such as "Oh Sister" and "Dead Giveaway". The lyrics almost are at the point of annoying though, but it's saved with solid vocal deliveries melded with precise instrumentation. "Same Graves" is so infectious that it's still not leaving my head.