The Morning Of
The World As We Know It


3.5
great

Review

by Alexander USER (9 Reviews)
February 10th, 2008 | 16 replies | 60,697 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Even if you Hated High School Musical, you probably still can enjoy this album....a lot.

I remember watching High School Musical a few years ago. Seeing/observing it as like the "hottest" thing for kids all ages alike. Some idiot in my high school brought it for our chorus class to watch. Never have I wanted to kill myself more when watching that....crap. Maybe I should back myself better for it but for the record-it sucked and I hated it.

When listening to The Morning Of "The World As We Know It". You'll notice how bizzarly similar the vocalists (Jessica Leplon, Justin Wiley) sound to the High School Musical leads (Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens). I recall bumping into their myspace and listening to the song "Let You Spirit Soar". I was literally laughing because no matter how much they sounded alike: the song was really catchy, the band was solid, and those harmonies were..... just awesome.

So to bluntly put: The Morning of is nothing more than taking the vocalists of High School Musical and backing it (ironically) with a piano-rock-progressive band. And, the results make it quite an enjoyable album.

The album opens with an intro (Goodbye Gravity, Welcome Change). It's starts with a nice piano opening, but then.....a poem comes in. Your either gonna hate it or love it. Overall though the intro remains solid with the piano giving the atmosphere for the rest of the album.

The fun begins however right at the next song "Let Your Spirit Soar." The listener gets wacked with a dense deep and surprisingly heavy riff, they do tickle your ears with the rhythm because honestly when you first listen to it....you don't see it coming. Then we get to the first line "3 AM a boy sits outside his house lonely with his guitar."

From there on in your going to either (again) hate or love the lyrics for the rest of the trip. There are points that the lyrics are absolutely cheesy, but you can't deny how fun they can be. The chorus for "Let You Spirit Soar" will suck you in with those harmonies. For the most part: most of the songs have cheesy verses, but they build up to intense, super melodic, catchy choruses.

The music is absolutely superb with giving a catchy sound. A lot of the songs do have a similar sound with that piano-progressive-rock sound. However, the best songs are easily the ones where they branch out the most. "Smooth Sailing" goes into an R&Bish feel, with a "scat" bridge, it's easily one of the most fun moments in the album. "Shine" slows things down with a solo piano and Leplon/Wiley take charge to making the song quite mushy....but enjoyable. The biggest surprise comes with the following track "There's a Bully in the Park." The band boosts in an absurd hardcore sound, with heavy guitars and Jimmi Kane (drummer) throwing in some double bass.

It's no surprise but yea due to such "High School Musical" vocals.....the band's popularity is growing immensely (i.e Myspace friends.) Quite frankly, don't be surprised if you see them on the radio, or MTV or any of that major corporation media sometime in the upcoming months/years. It'll be interesting to see what the band does with their sound, since potentially the band does touch on some originality with at times two completely distinct styles and bringing them together. The Morning Of have a bright future ahead of them considering that they are all kids (ages 18-20). Hopefully, the band will branch out farther with their sound, because the band "truly shines" when they do.

Rating-3.5/5 Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/themorningofrock



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AlexTM510
February 10th 2008



1396 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'll edit this review soon, comments/tips for improving are appreciated =).

Digging: Daniel Blomquist - measureless oceans of space

AlexTM510
February 10th 2008



1396 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

my bad posted an extraThis Message Edited On 02.10.08

TheLibertyScene
February 13th 2008



46 Comments


great review man, i find The Morning Of to be one of my favourite bands. When i was reading the high school musical part, i was like oh shit it does sound exactly like it. So whenever i listen to them, i keep seeing them now haha.

They even look like them aswell. haha

Truteno
February 15th 2008



10 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

amazing album and i'v met and talked to them multiple times and their the nicest people in the world. THE MORNING OF ROCK!

BallsToTheWall
May 18th 2008



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is pretty solid.

encmetalhead
May 18th 2008



744 Comments


yeah i was going to review this then i just forgot about it...lol

barbarian
June 26th 2008



341 Comments


in a way this is sort of good but i pretty much can't stand it

Spamwise
July 27th 2008



87 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I saw this group last night at a local teen venue..It was an alright show. I don't know if it's just that the venue sucked, or if it was them, but it didn't sound too good. They had a great presence though and interacted with the audience a lot. I got their CD and a t-shirt, and I must say the CD is a lot better. I just wish the guy sang more like a guy and less as much like a girl. It's hard for me to tell the vocalists apart in some songs.

I agree with the review.

BallsToTheWall
November 6th 2008



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is terrible but I like it so much, well I like Let Your Spirit Soar so much.

AlexTM510
November 8th 2008



1396 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yea man this is one of those "guilty pleasures" for me. I know how you feel lol

AlexTM510
November 8th 2008



1396 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

and a serious lol to "what members liked"

BallsToTheWall
November 8th 2008



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Who? Me?

AlexTM510
November 8th 2008



1396 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ya. The music is absolute cheese to me honestly, but idk its really really catchy and i still love the harmonies.


Just the list of what members liked....has like absolutely nothing similiar. It's like alt. metal haha

barbarian
March 5th 2009



341 Comments


i kinda like this album but please dont tell anybody

AmericnZero02
June 18th 2009



3305 Comments


Currently checking these guys on myspace, really good catchy stuff. The female vocals are stellar.

toyour
October 18th 2009



95 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Meh, they may sound like zac efron and vanessa hudgens but it's a good album and I enjoy it a lot, especially The New Is In.



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