After finding the tracklist for this CD and hearing TFSOP, I decided to hunt this record down! I found it and was not disappointed. After their last ground-breaking album "The Fake Sound Of Progress", the Welsh lads are back with their second album "Start Something." I have to say from hearing this two months before it's release it is a lot more melodic but the rock metal sound is still there!
01. START SOMETHING
This song is a cool intro song for the album. It starts off like any normal intro but then goes into a cool song. With heavy riffs but a punkish sound, it really works. The verses have screaming in the background which adds to the LP effect.
02. WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY
The riff which made LP famous from "Fake Sound Of Progress" sounds like the intro to this song, nevertheless it's certainly one of the best on the album. It's verses are quite empty but build up. The chorus is quite slow but still has a heavy effect.
Another song with a punk feel, but still has the metal vibe. This is a very fast song and shouldn't be skipped. The verses are upbeat and the chorus has a cool screaming part where he just shouts "RIDE RIDE RIDE" and it suits the song so well.
04. LAST TRAIN
Definatly one of my favourites. After hearing the BBC Radio 1 version I had to get it and the studio version doesn't disappoint. The slow verses are quite touching and the chorus is as well. A soppy love song, in a metal kinda way...
05. MAKE A MOVE
The intro put me off. How wrong I was. When you get into this song you realise it's really cool and the piano adds to a chilling effect. This is one of the best songs on the album and has a simple "Wake up, wake up, wake up" chorus.
06. BURN BURN
The first single off this CD and a fine choice. This song is one of my favourites with it's superb riff and great lyrics. The chorus where the band shout "BURN BURN" is a great addition and make the chorus that little bit better.
07. I DON'T KNOW
Getting into the slower but still cool songs, this is a pretty song. You can tell he put a lot into the song. There isn't much metal hammering in the song, just the chorus. But still it's a song which shouldn't be missed.
I personally love the title of this song. It leads you into another slow but slightly heavier song. It does get heavy in the chorus but the lyrics are slow and meaningful. This is probably my second favourite song on the album.
Almost an emo song, something I'd expect from ATDI and SDRA. But neverthe less it's a nice song to listen to after all the heaviness and power in the album. This isn't my favourite song, but I wouldn't skip.
10. A MILLION MILES
I like this song a lot. In between the boundries of heavy full on metal and good old fashoined rock. The verses are pretty cool going from quiet to loud, quiet to loud. This song shows the power LP can bring out but is still quite melodic compared to the first few tracks.
11. LAST SUMMER
Going back to the emo now, this again sounds like At The Drive In or Sunny Day Real Estate, but still shows what LP can do. Once again a song where the band put their whole heart into it, yet one showing their musical abilities.
12. WE ARE GODZILLA, YOU ARE JAPAN
I love this song. Really, I do. I love the riff, definatly the best guitar on the album in my opinion, maybe even the best song. This song is full on heavy metal with no strings attached. The verses are so catchy and so is the chorus with the intro riff. Like I said, I love the song and it should be heard by every LP fan.
13. LUCKY YOU
Can't complain about this song. It's in between emo and metal, an odd duo which you wouldn't see together normally. With that being said, I think this is one of those songs you could hold your lighters too and sway side to side.
Hummm. I can see a pattern now. Heavy songs at start leading to the light songs at the end. But LP have done it well. They've managed to write a nice ballad song at the end for being such a heavy band.
This starts out so slow and relaxed. But this is LP. It has to lead into something heavy!?! Not for about 2 minutes of this 5:46 song. Quite disappointing this instrumental. I was expecting more, but you can't have everything.
There are some flaws to this album. The endings of most songs lead into the others, but take about a minute. The album is very long (1 hour 5!?!) which puts me off it a lot, but I guess that's OK because the best songs on it last about 40 minutes. Well done Lostprophets, you've managed to make another great CD!
I give it 4 smiley faces (4/5) :D :D :D :D :(