My Ticket Home
The Opportunity To Be


3.0
good

Review

by lucasjcockcroft USER (6 Reviews)
July 22nd, 2011 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Attack Attack 2.0

Somewhere in his recording studio full of the simplest breakdowns ever written, Joey Sturgis weeps, thinking, if given the chance what he could do with the band My Ticket Home. Hopefully he never does, then this band will have a very bright future as one of the “not awful” bands to play Metalcore (or Hardcore, or Post-Hardcore, whatever it’s called).

My Ticket Home is a (now) four piece Metalcore outfit from Columbus, Ohio. Recorded The Opportunity To Be in 2010 with producer (and close friend) Caleb Shomo of Attack Attack! The first thing most people are going to notice with this EP is how similar it sounds to Attack Attack! Except everything’s a bit better. Lyrics have much more depth, the screamer who sounds almost identical live, as he does on the album is impressive, considering that most bands screamers half-ass and talk half the lyrics, and the (now former) singer can hit every note that was on the album. Choruses are also catchier. Even R&B song on the end of the album is also much better with the distorted piano fitting the mood perfectly.

With Caleb Shomo producing a lot of people are going to immediately toss these guys aside, but their better then the average Rise Metal-Core band. Yeah they still over use breakdowns, but there a bit more technical and dirty then most bands. The bass like all records now-a-days is barely audible.

The screamer Nick Giumenti is incredible. Having harsh roughness and brutal-ness he really shines through each and every song. He is also very good live, and not a product of the studio. Also the clean singer Sean Mackowski, whose voice sounds super layered and auto-tuned on the album, is surprisingly good live.

This album is to the point, they do not tweak their sound much, each song contains almost the same structure, but they never bore you, or suffer from did-i-just-hit-the-back-button syndrome.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
lucasjcockcroft
July 22nd 2011


3711 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i dont talk about the flaws enough

IAmKickass
July 22nd 2011


840 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Their Katy Perry cover was so much better than anything on this.

lucasjcockcroft
July 22nd 2011


3711 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah, i can agree with that

Dismantle
July 22nd 2011


398 Comments


stopped reading at summary

jk

Dismantle
July 22nd 2011


398 Comments


With Caleb Shomo producing a lot of people are going to immediately toss these guys aside

Why? He's a better producer than Sturgis, and the only talented part of attack attack

lucasjcockcroft
July 22nd 2011


3711 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

because alot of ppl dislike attack attack. so seeing his name will probably make them cautious

Dismantle
July 22nd 2011


398 Comments


i hate attack attack but i admit Shomo is pretty talented

lucasjcockcroft
July 22nd 2011


3711 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i do like shomo as a clean singer and keyboardist, hes a very average screamer though

lucasjcockcroft
July 23rd 2011


3711 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol

BJARAMILLO96
November 28th 2011


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this fag doesnt know shit



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