Unwritten Law
Here's to the Mourning


4.0
excellent

Review

by michael1145 USER (5 Reviews)
June 18th, 2005 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


This album is the follow up to Unwritten Law's live acoustic album, From Music In High Places. There were many problems going through this album, such as bass player Pat Kim's father was in bad health. But they still put together an amazing album.

Unwritten Law:
Scott Russo - Vocals
Steve Morris - Guitar
Rob Brewer - Guitar (Was removed from the band in April 2005)
Pat Kim (PK) - Bass
Tony Palermo - Drums

Intro:
Has an electronic type of feel to it. No lyrics but is very cool and flows seamlessly into the next song. 7.5/10

Get Up:
One of the best songs on the album. It has a great guitar riff and good lyrics, "Come entertain us/So stupid it's contageous." Great for one of the opening tracks. 10/10

Celebration Song:
Sounds very similar to "Get Up", but it's just as good. The song's theme is to celebrate life as opposed to stopping it. Another highlite on the album. 10/10

Because of You:
This is my least favorite song on the album. It is very poppy and unlike most Unwritten Law songs. It's still an okay track though. 6.5/10

Lost Control:
After having a poppy song they go into a song that sounds like the Unwritten Law everyone is used to hearing. The chorus is very simple, "Woah oh oh," but sounds great. This is my favorite song on the album. 10/10

Save Me:
The 1st single off of the album. Kind of slows down the pace from Lost Control. Scott had help writing the song from Linda Perry. It's not my favorite song but it's still pretty catchy. 7.5/10

I Like the Way:
It has a strange beginning, but leads into an amazing verse and chorus. Very catchy lyrics like, "I got a cyclone woman and she's cookin' up a pound of pills." Another highlite on the album. 10/10

Slow Dance (Hide Away):
This is one of the songs that is not really serious like the others on the album. With lyrics like, "Slow dance, make a chance with me, take off your pants with me." A pretty good song. 8.5/10

She Says:
This is the 2nd single. Starts off with acoustic in the verses and then in the chorus the electric guitars come in and it sounds amazing. Probably the best song lyrically also, "Flip through the script and tell me what it says, skip through the story tell me how it ends." My second favorite on the album. 10/10

Rejection's Cold:
This song will get a little old after a while. It's good the first few times you listen to it but the rest of the album is much better. 7/10

F.I.G.H.T.:
Another one of the best songs on the album. The backing vocals really help this song, "I heard you were concerned with my life, I heard you had a lot to say, Motherf**king, thanks for nothing." Another highlite on the album. I was at the show when the played this song live for the first time. 10/10

Walrus:
This is a pretty cool song. It's sort of a blues song with an Unwritten Law touch to it. The lyrics seem like Scott is talking about a lot of problems or something. "Everything is gay, everyone is fake." or "Si-si-si-sitting back with that look on your face, like I'm a piece of crap and you're a f**king ace." But just as you think the song is over, there is about 4 minutes of silence and then it goes into the hidden track, "Machine" This is probably Unwritten Law's fastest and most hardcore song. It is a great addition to the album. A great closing song. 10/10


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Comments:Add a Comment 
michael1145
June 18th 2005


16 Comments


Is anyone gonna post on this?

masada
June 18th 2005


2733 Comments


It doesn't seem like it would be that good, after reading your review. Especially the lyrics, the ones you showed are atrocious.

michael1145
June 18th 2005


16 Comments


You need to listen to the album before you say anything bad about it.

masada
June 18th 2005


2733 Comments


I don't need to listen to the album to say that the lyrics are horrible.

My_pants_are_off_right_now
September 8th 2005


26 Comments


This album is very good musicly.
its the only U L thing ive gotten into cuase its the only thing i heard..i wanta pick up elva soon.

its annoys me though that theres not really any meaningful songs like any social commentary like in the true punk spirit.

But i shall still listen to it cause it is a Very cool Album...The intro track really adds class i think.

FauxApathy
October 29th 2005


98 Comments


I heard the Celebration Song and I wanted to buy this album,but this review looks very fanboyish and I'm unsure weather or not I can trust it.

Can anyone tell me if I should buy it If I really like the Celebration Song? Do all the other songs sound somewhat like that?

ocelot-05
October 29th 2005


807 Comments


Just go buy a Russell Crowe album.


You mean 60 Odd Foot Of Grunts (totally unrelated; sue me).


few_dollars_more
October 29th 2005


12 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album is pretty good. I think you rated "Save Me' way too low, I thought that was one of the highlights of the album, very nice slow song. Nice review and a nice album.

uge
April 3rd 2006


22 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"here's to the mourning" is definetly NOT their best. i've been listening to UL since the "blue room" album and id have to say that this one is one of their weakest thus far.

The Sludge
May 22nd 2006


2169 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This was a pretty weak review. Their self titled just slightly edged Elva, but this album has some ways behind Elva. Not a bad effort, but it didnt have the variety the past albums had.
BTW, Rejections Cold imo is the best track on here.

Bron-Yr-Aur
May 22nd 2006


4405 Comments


This was a poor review.

[quote=Michael1145]Come on entertain us, so stupid it's contagious[/quote]

Hmm...Sounds familiar...This Message Edited On 05.22.06

The Sludge
May 22nd 2006


2169 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Wow, I never noticed that.

Bron-Yr-Aur
May 22nd 2006


4405 Comments


Word.This Message Edited On 05.22.06

RandyfromPennywise
July 13th 2006


752 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hey, your review really doesn't talk about the album in general at all. Fair enough if you want to talk about it track-by-track but you really need at the very least a proper conclusion, summarising the overall feel of the album, what it basically sounds like and some discussion on where it sits within the Unwritten Law catalogue would also be very good. If you want to you can edit your review and add in some more details. I'm sure you'll get more positive feedback and votes if you put a bit more effort in to this one. Anyway, keep truckin'.



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