Falling in Reverse
Fashionably Late


2.5
average

Review

by willchambers216 USER (6 Reviews)
July 3rd, 2013 | 22 replies | 1,566 views


Release Date: 06/18/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Originally unoriginal. Bearably unbearable.

1 of 7 thought this review was well written

Back for its sophomore effort, Falling in Reverse brings us the record that was described by vocalist Ronnie Radke as being "light years away" from the last one. His promise delivers, but with a thick side effect.

The use of keyboards and electronic effects have been increased, and they run rampant on nearly every track. Obviously, "Alone" is a prime example of how these effects can help to ruin a song, which brings us to another large part of the record: the rapping.

Radke isn't necessarily bad at rapping, but the addition of hip-hop into his band's music is still less than welcome. Tracks like "Rolling Stone" would be great if not for the unneeded rap verses and techno-breakdowns. The typical rap attitude is also very evident on "F*ck the Rest" and similar items, with no specific direction of the lyrics this time, unlike "The Drug In Me Is You."

The poppier side of Falling in Reverse manages to show in different degrees. While the title track is a do-no-evil pop punk jam, the electropop fiasco of "Game Over" matches that of "Alone"; the pop extremes are hard to warm up to, granted the band's previous sound.

The guitar work on the record is nothing to scoff at; Vincent's sweeping solos are at their best, and Derek Jones plays everything from power pop to metalcore. The bass and drums are nothing special, sounding very much like the band's debut. As previously mentioned, the electronics definitely overstay their welcome, and the lyrics seem like something that The Lonely Island would write, even if Radke wanted to channel Tupac.

Not much can be said about Radke's clean vocals. They've improved a bit from album 1, but they're squandered so often that it's hard to remember that Radke has some form of talent. The unclean vocals, however, have plummeted in quality, the growls becoming more of noises than anything, and the screams barely present.

"Fashionably Late" is a departure from "The Drug In Me Is You," to say the least. Radke and co. all have some form of talent, but it just seems hard for them to use their skills together without being either a joke or just another post-hardcore band. If considered a Blood on the Dance Floor album, it might have been welcome to more people.


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Scoot
July 3rd 2013



17709 Comments


yeah lets all give the shitty band more attention

sixdegrees
July 3rd 2013



16907 Comments


willchambers216 for contrib

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YakNips
July 3rd 2013



8911 Comments


Just stop

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mindleviticus
July 3rd 2013



8199 Comments


willchambers216 for STAFF goddamnit

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 3rd 2013



20749 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

worst summary

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sixdegrees
July 3rd 2013



16907 Comments


when you think about it its actually brilliant





Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 3rd 2013



20749 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

but when you think about it more its actually shite

cinaedus
July 3rd 2013



26447 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

fashionably gay

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sixdegrees
July 3rd 2013



16907 Comments


If considered a Blood on the Dance Floor album, it might have been welcome to more people.



you just aren't in a position to comprehend the level of wordcraft here

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 3rd 2013



20749 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lakes stop sharing your life story

cinaedus
July 3rd 2013



26447 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

lol

SlMBOLlC
July 3rd 2013



4914 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

using oxymorons does not make you intelligent neg

SlMBOLlC
July 3rd 2013



4914 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"The guitar work on the record is nothing to scoff at; Vincent's sweeping solos are at their best, and Derek Jones plays everything from power pop to metalcore."

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negman!!!!

ChopSuey
July 3rd 2013



2392 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

oxymorons r 4 morons

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
July 3rd 2013



28369 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

welcome to hell bitch you can't do nothin about it hahah

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willchambers216
July 3rd 2013



5 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I said the Botdf thing because their fans are used to shit, so this wouldn't be much of a stretch for their taste.

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July 3rd 2013



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

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MuhNamesTyler
July 3rd 2013



3776 Comments


lol so much hate

Conexus
July 3rd 2013



74 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is such a guilty pleasure of mine..

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 3rd 2013



21764 Comments


**I'm trying to make my reviews better. I know they're not very good, but I've just started. Constructive criticism would be great, besides "stop making them." Thanks.**

For a start, put this in the comments section rather than the review cos it makes it look unprofessional no matter how well written it is.



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