From First to Last is a band that has gone through a lot of changes recently, and have completely changed they're style over the years, so lets start from the beginning. Aesthetic was FFTL's first EP and consisted of some members that are no longer in the band and features a very different sound from the two following albums.
Lineup for this EP:
# Phillip Reardon - vocals (no longer in band)
# Matt Good - guitar, vocals
# Travis Richter - guitar, screams
# Joey Antillion - bass(no longer in band)
# Derek Bloom - drums
First off this album is not for people who are fans of the emo/screamo genre and if you're not a fan you won't find anything in this. The only major difference between this band and any other emo/screamo teen band is the great quality of drumming and the amazing back and forth vocal work.
We start off with Such A Tragedy which is my favorite track off the album and I give it a 5/5 it features alot of great vocal work and backing vocal work along with excellent instrument work, this is a very fast paced track with a lot of energy . One of the biggest stand outs for this band is Derek on drums who seems to always do a fantastic job at making really interesting rhythms.
Up next we have ... a short interlude which sets up for For The Taking (2.5/5) which I personally think is the weakest track on the album due to the vocal work, even though the vocal work is bad it still has great vocals and a strange synth tune with the verse.
Next up is Regrets and Romance (3/5) which starts off with some soft guitar work that leads into the whole band coming in then back to the soft guitar and full on screaming. This track is very interesting because of the back and forth screaming to vocal harmonizing. Nothing spectacular but a good track nonetheless.
Then we have When Flying Feels Like Falling (3.5/5) which starts off really fast paced and doesn't really letdown at all, has by far the best drum work on the album with a complex rhythm. Also features some great throat working and dual vocal parts. Only drawback on this song is the very repetitive guitar riff.
Ultimatums For Egos (4/5) is next on the list a really interesting track. Its about never forgetting how you've been wronged it features some good lyrics and great music. Again with the great drumming.
And we close with My Heart, Your Hands (5/5) which is another great track and the only single to come off this e.p. This track ends the E.P. extremely well having the hardest approach musically and by far the best vocal work.
Pros: Amazing drumming, and alot of great lyrics
Cons: Some songs can seem very whinney and repetitive.
If you didn't really like Sonny from Dear Diary, My Teenage Angst Has a Body Count. Check out this E.P. same great music just with a different vocalist.
My Heart, Your Hands
Such A Tragedy