Review Summary: F*ck it.
Music holds an emotional trigger that, for better or worse, cannot be escaped once it drags you to its level. And it can work on any level. Music can grant the feeling of happiness, sadness, anger, nostalgia, motivation, inspiration, empathy, sympathy, shock, horror- anything. And we cannot stop it, not once it has gotten a hold of you. There’s a constant desire of some (or at least myself), to know I’m not the only one who’s going through a similar struggle. It doesn’t make us feel any better, why would it? But why do we do this to ourselves? Emotional pain is all self-inflicted, so why do people put themselves through that? I don’t want to be happy, I want to wallow in my own self-pity, and I want to lie on the floor for hours thinking of ways to end it all. What It Takes To Move Forward
caught me at the perfect time in my life to make me feel like the biggest pile of shi
t there ever was. And I can’t stop listening to it, how could I?
From the second the album starts, I have been cast into perpetual sorrow. I cannot fathom how a single note can evoke such emotions to make such a dramatic stir within myself. My stomach churns, my body shivers, my head aches and I lose track of the world around me. This album makes the life I live
seem even more hopeless than it seemed beforehand, the beauty and the magic of it is that I cannot find the desire to stop it. Keith Latinen’s singing is like an ephemeral, dying breath just barely escaping from between his lips. It sounds tiring, makes life a heavier burden to bear.
Maybe, in time, this album will help teach me what it takes to move forward, but right now it’s doing nothing but gluing my eyes to a former high I wish to achieve again; I cannot yet accept that I never will. This album causes me to think; “I guess if I’m going to put myself through this, I had better do it right.”
“I have not forgiven you,
I don’t think that I will.
Will you ever know how hard it was to say,
“You are a lost cause, and I can’t save you now”?
I have not come to set things right,
I have come to say goodbye.”