Sleeping With Sirens
Feel


1.5
very poor

Review

by brandontaylor USER (14 Reviews)
July 11th, 2013 | 15 replies | 1,747 views


Release Date: 06/04/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Let's cheers to deleting this off my iTunes after writing this review.

6 of 6 thought this review was well written

Sleeping With Sirens’ status as ‘scene-kings’ and legions of teenage girls worshipping frontman Kellin Quinn make it understandably easy to not bother with their music. I, however, greatly enjoyed 2011’s Let’s Cheers To This, which was a catchy, accessible and cohesive record from top to bottom. The band’s profile has grown even larger since then and obviously they’re worried about this a lot more than their music, because Feel is a regression in their sound and is my first great disappointment of 2013.

First of all, I’ll address what is likely the only positive of the album. Kellin Quinn’s tenor leggiero voice soars to new heights and sounds great doing so. It is Kellin’s voice that defines Sleeping With Sirens, and without it, this band would be getting next to no attention, and for good reason. The musicianship throughout is generic, repetitive and overall uninspired – nothing you couldn’t find in any post-hardcore or heavier pop-punk band out there.

One thing Let’s Cheers To This didn’t lack was hooks, and you’d think there’d be at least some catchy songs on Feel. Well… when first single “Low” was released, I was content but underwhelmed, it didn’t really pack a punch in its chorus or otherwise. Turns out it’s the strongest song on the entire record. Opening number “Feel”, has a stratospheric chorus but a weird arena-pop vibe dampens what could have been a strong track. It only gets worse. Every song begins to sound the same, blending together into a 44-minute slug of pedestrian post-hardcore. It makes for a near unbearable listening experience – I found my legs shaking in time, but probably because I was so anxious for the current song to finally finish.

SWS bring four guests onto Feel, but the only noticeable one is Machine Gun Kelly on “Alone”. Oh boy. I derided the album’s monotony but maybe it’s better than trying innovation; MGK’s guest verse is out of place and lyrically creepy. In fact, the less said about the lyrics on Feel, the better. It’s a combination of obnoxious bragging and Kellin whining about his life. I felt second-hand awkwardness listening to the staged phonecall at the start of “Congratulations”. It’s hard to take the song, or any of Feel, seriously. Sleeping With Sirens are sure to increase their teenage girl following in droves, but any fans of quality music should steer clear of this unfortunate release.



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merpmerp
July 11th 2013



789 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

not bad at all for a first review. agreed with almost everything you said. a closing paragraph would be nice though.

brandontaylor
July 11th 2013



76 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

thanks! reason for having no closing paragraph is that i keep all my reviews under 400 words, which is a gimmick of the blog where i post my stuff originally. but yeah, album is horrible.

merpmerp
July 11th 2013



789 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

"The band’s profile has grown even larger since then and obviously they’re a worried about this a lot more than their music"

unnecessary a

"One thing 'Let’s Cheers To This' didn’t lack is hooks, and you’d there’s at least some catchy songs on Feel."

clean this up a bit. not trying to be a douche just trying to help haha

and yeah agreed. especially after Let's Cheers To This which I thoroughly enjoyed.. this was a huge disappointment.


TooManyFriends
July 11th 2013



390 Comments


Band said they wrote this album in like 10 days and it shows

IbenizGEO1
July 11th 2013



2258 Comments


Take notes everyone. Saying,"We wrote this in 10 days" is a bad way to market your album

DegausserGuernica24
July 11th 2013



1134 Comments


Holy fuck, I never realized that Kellin Quinn sucked ass at grammar until I read the summary.

IbenizGEO1
July 11th 2013



2258 Comments


Great sound off btw degauss

ChopSuey
July 11th 2013



2383 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

is their other LP's worth a listen?

elbaliem
July 11th 2013



676 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

yes,try let's cheers to this.it's their best lp

Green Baron
July 11th 2013



11055 Comments


mgk and kellin quinn do worse on their cover of swing life away. oh god they took a bad song and made it about hundred times worse dear lord make it stop

Digging: Chevelle - La Gargola

Green Baron
July 11th 2013



11055 Comments


i know it wasn't on the album, but still it's a rightful piece of shit.

Tikicobra
July 11th 2013



569 Comments


HEY YO DUDE IT'S KELLIN

LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD ALRIGHT PEACE

Spec
July 11th 2013



26834 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This is so bad.

DegausserGuernica24
July 12th 2013



1134 Comments


'oh god they took a bad song and made it about hundred times worse dear lord make it stop'

WTF are you talking about? Swing Life Away is awesome.

LoganP
July 16th 2013



85 Comments


I still can't believe people are surprised that this is complete shit.



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