Review Summary: Good album if you enjoy pop-punk with a heavier twist.1 of 2 thought this review was well written
In this album you can tell Ronnie had more creative control in making this, the sound has an obvious difference from Escape The Fate. The music has more of a pop-edge to it, a less heavy sound and a more upbeat mood to it. Catchy melodies and clever lyrics are two things that really stood out in the whole album. Ronnie's singing is better than ever, with a more developed scream. Unlike a lot of albums I've listened to, there was a clear distinction between songs. Every track had a signature sound, it didn't drag on either. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it, with very few songs I didn't like.
The album starts with Raised by Wolves. This first track starts with Ronnie singing quietly, after his short verse, the music chimes in, and before you know it Ronnie is alternating between singing and screaming. This track stands out, with clever use of the keyboard.
The next track is Tragic Magic, it starts with Ronnie saying "I'm baaack." and laughing manically. There isn't much other than that to point out about this track, other than its clever chorus. Despite it slightly sounding generic, this is one of the songs on the album I couldn't get enough of.
The third track, The Drug In Me Is You, starts off with some laughter and his first verse. Its an overall catchy song, he's more rapping than singing in this song, excluding the chorus.
The fourth song on the album is I'm Not A Vampire, I really enjoyed this song. The lyrics were clever and well-delivered, the music was perfectly suited to it too. My only complaint is it gets old pretty fast.
Next is Good Girls, Bad Guys probably one of my favorite tracks on here. The lyrics take a twist on the old 'girls like bad boys' theme and its enjoyable to listen to.
The next song is Pick Up The Phone, opening with an automated voice response and an exasperated scream from Ronnie, the automated response finishes and Ronnie starts singing. The opening to this song sets it up perfectly. I love the song, but I dislike his rap in it, I feel its a bit out of place in this song.
Don't Mess with Ouija Boards is the seventh song and my probably least favorite. One of the darker songs on the album, I think the lyrics and the alternation between singing and screaming are off putting. The only parts of this song I like are the parts he's sung, and not all of them.
The eighth track starts with a clever verse, and then you hear Ronnie saying "Brace for impact!" and the song takes a darker turn. He goes into a well delivered screaming verse. I like really the chorus in this song. It was a well put together song, I dislike how it switches from an angry to motivational mood and back. One of the better tracks on the album.
Caught Like A Fly, my favorite song from the album, is the ninth track. It starts with Ronnie making an announcement, then goes straight to melodic singing. This song has kind of a carnival feel to it from the start, whether it be how he delivers the lyrics or the beat. The lyrics are catchy, and stand out from the typical song about the backstabbing friend.
The tenth track, Goodbye Graceful is probably the heaviest song on the album. I didn't spend much time listening to it, just because when I listen to Falling In Reverse I'm usually looking for a pop-punk song, despite that this song is pretty good. As always, his verses are delivered nicely and I also enjoyed the lyrics of the song.
The final track is The Westerner, its pretty much a complaint about his life. Don't let that turn you off to this song, its still a good song. I didn't really like his delivery here as much as some other songs, but I did like the lyrics to it quite a bit. Overall, its a song about getting over your problems, and I like it.