Alexisonfire
Watch Out!


4.0
excellent

Review

by TheSunSleeps348 USER (8 Reviews)
December 6th, 2006 | 29 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Not a bad album overall, a few downsides, but by no means a bad album. Hope Alexisonfire pulls through with a great album next time.

Alexisonfire Crew
Vocals – George Pettit
Guitar/vocals – Wade MacNeil
Bass – Chris Steele
Guitar/vocals – Dallas Green
Drums – Jesse Ingelevics

NOTE: DISREGARD THIS REVIEW - DALLAS HAS AN AMAZING VOICE
ALEXISONFIRE IS NOT OVERRATED


This is quite an interesting band and album, as many may hate it, but lots will love it. For me, I was kind of in between. At first, I heard the single “No Transitory”. I loved the song, but after I heard some more of Alexisonfire, I started to dislike the band. I found Dallas’s voice was extremely annoying, and it also seems to bring down the album quite a bit, in songs like “Control”, where the guitars are some of the best, and catchiest on the album. Dallas isn’t horrible, but he just gets dragged on for too long, which makes you sick of him. “No Transitory” holds some of the best vocals that Dallas does on the album, they aren't not half as annoying, but they are also fun to listen to. Later in time, I listened to some of they’re other tracks off of this album, and found that Alexisonfire isn’t as terrible as I thought. Songs that brought me back to this band were some of their heavier ones, like “That Girl Possessed” (probably my favorite from this album).

As far as guitars go on this album, they are fine, nothing spectacular, but I didn’t expect much. Now I’m not saying that they are bad, becuase they are not at all. The guitars just don’t really stand out. If you want to hear tracks where the guitar stands out, then I recommend “Control”, and “Accidents”. I find that this album focuses more on vocals more, specifically Dallas, than it does guitars, which is quite a downside to the album.

For the drums, I must say that I am more impressed about them than I am with the guitars. The drums seem to hold their ground for every song, not really being any better or worse in any specific song. I admit that the drums are probably one of the better parts of Alexisonfire. No songs really stand out as far as drums go though. They are all quite good.

Vocal wise, this album is alright. George pulls off some great screams, but Dallas just seems to drag it down. Good thing that there are songs like “That Girl Possessed”. If it weren’t for songs like that, this album wouldn’t be half as good. Although, Dallas isn’t a bad vocalist, I just personally don’t like his vocal syle all the time. George is one of the best parts on the album, although at points his scream can seem kind of weird, and different. Not that that’s a bad thing whatsoever. Summed up, the vocals on this album are about a 5.5/10. (Sorry Alexisonfire fans, but blame Dallas)

Really, I find that Alexisonfire is a little overrated, especially on this album. But I guess my opinion comes in to play a little much here. But if you think about it, nothing about the band is spectacular, which is why this album isn’t as good as it’s put out to be. Alexisonfire, with out a doubt, has potential, they just haven’t hit it off with this album. I guess I've been a little hard on this album, but its becuase its easy to pick out the negatives on this album. Alexisonfire have shown what they can do (to an extent), which I give them credit for. For example, they can be soft, and heavy, sometimes in the same song, which I applaud them for. Well anyways, when it comes to Post-Hardcore I find that you’re better with bands like Underoath IMO. For those who like the softer side of Post-Hardcore, you will enjoy this album greatly. Looking forward to Crisis, as the vocals have dramatically improved (from what I've heard)

Pros
-George
-Wade
-Some Instrumental stuff

Cons
-Most of Dallas
-Some simplicity of songs


Recommended Tracks
-Accidents
-Control
-No Transitory*
-That Girl Possessed*


-The Sun Sleeps



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ironman4444
December 6th 2006


276 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Good reveiw

jimay333
December 6th 2006


433 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I completely disagree man. Dallas is a great singer and music isn't all about guitars. These guys blend everything together nicely. The drums are creative thats for sure but to say they are the best part of the act... Your review didn't really talk much about the whole of the album, just how good each band member is. I find that Alexisonfire is very creative and it shows a lot on this album.

TheSunSleeps348
December 6th 2006


156 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Meh, I guess we all have different opinions. I'm not saying hes a BAD vocalist, i just find he is annoying and takes away from the album quite a bit. Also, this is my first non TBT reveiw, so i'll try and talk more about the album next time. But i am kind of new at this.. thanx for feedback.

jimay333
December 6th 2006


433 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Its good that your looking for improvement. Keep up the positive!

Two-Headed Boy
December 7th 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Cons
-Most of Dallas

lol

wakeupdead
December 7th 2006


2208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Accidents is an awesome song

Overture2006
December 7th 2006


7 Comments


Alexisonfire is cool

Overture2006
December 7th 2006


7 Comments


and btw good review

Overture2006
December 7th 2006


7 Comments


i give it a 1/2


CushMG15
December 7th 2006


1802 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I thought Dallas was barely on this one? Maybe I have the clean singers mixed up. Regardless, I enjoy this album...they've improved with each one. Good Review.

Get Fighted is awesomeThis Message Edited On 12.07.06

godLike
December 8th 2006


126 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

In your opinion Underoath is harder than Alexis? Meh.

TheSunSleeps348
December 8th 2006


156 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Much harder. Atleast in 'Act of Depression','Changing of the Times' and 'Define the Great Line'.

godLike
December 9th 2006


126 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hm. When I hear the name Underoath i usually think at TOCS so... But this band is spectacular as hell.

TheSunSleeps348
December 9th 2006


156 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, but when you think of Underoath, go more for Define the Great Line, which is by far their best album, and most likely their heaviest. TOCS is the more post-hardcoreish and popy side of them. Alexisonfire is a great band, without a doubt. I wouldn't mind hearing some of 'Crises' or whatever it is. I think that the vocals (as in screaming) have dramatically improved on it from what I've heard. His scream sounds more raw and..just better.

TheSunSleeps348
January 7th 2008


156 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Omfg this was a terrible review. Next time I write a review, I think I should work on not being so deaf.

Waior
May 14th 2009


11451 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Maybe music isn't dead, maybe music isn't dead, maybe we just forgot what it f--king sounded like.

Maybe the best moment in music right there?

AtavanHalen
May 14th 2009


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

YEAHHHHHHHHHHH

Douglas
May 14th 2009


9104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

LET'S REDEFINE!!!!!!!!!!


Waior
May 14th 2009


11451 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

no it's more like

This s--t it not about pants
and this s--t is not about shirts
and this s--t is definitely not about hair
this s--t is about having a f--king time.

Finally, profanity I can condone in music. And even LOVE.

AtavanHalen
May 14th 2009


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

WE DON'T FEAR WE DON'T FEAR WE DON'T FEAR WE DON'T FEAR WE DON'T FEAR WE DON'T FEAR WE DON'T FEAR THESE MACHIIIIIIIINES



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