From Autumn To Ashes
The Fiction We Live


4.0
excellent

Review

by USER (6 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 64 replies | 13,829 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


1 of 2 thought this review was well written

Artist : From Autumn to Ashes

Title : The Fiction We Live

Key Tracks:
The After Dinner Payback
Licllacs & Lolita
Milligram Smile
Alive Out Of Habit

The After Dinner Payback - A great intro to the band, showing how they can be "heavy", while pulling of TBS esque melodic parts. Very good, intense and a great opener.

Lilacs & Lolita - Starts with a cool guitar intro, then the rumbling double bass comes in, and the singer starts shouting. Then they break into another melodic part, with beautiful singing. The verses are quite heavy, but provide a good contrast for the chorus.

No Trivia - Starts with a delicate guitar part, with the bass guitar underneath, and the singer as well. Then breaks down into another melodic part. One of the less heavy songs on the album, it has no screaming, but it's still good. Seems longer than it actually is, though.

Milligram Smile - Here the album goes back to the screaming/shouting parts, and the singer is once again put into the background, apart from at some parts which sounds like TBS. Good guitar work in the chorus, mind. Has a beautiful part with an acoustic guitar towards the end, very good :)

The Second Wrong Makes You Feel Right - Starts of with the singer again, then goes into a pulsing part, with a fitting bass line and some weird guitar effects (for a bit). The main problem I have with this song is the fact that it drags on a bit. The parts with the screaming are better, though.

Every Reason To - Ah, this is what I like, a faster song. Cool, "Alexisonfire" style screaming in the background, with standard singing in the foreground.
Good, "emotional" guitar parts as well.

Autumns Monologue - Weird song. Has a female singer, sounds like one of those singer/songwriter type people. Mind you, it's an OK song, it just doesn't really fit the album that well. This is the kind of song Avril wishes she could make :)

Alive Out Of Habit - Back to normal :p Another OK song, kind of drags on again, but it's actually good, with classic "emo" guitar riffs, and great interaction between the two vocalists.

All I Taste Today Is What's Her Name - Starts intensely, with double bass, screaming and weird "metal" guitar sounds. Then breaks down into a rumbling bass part. Afterwards, and uplifting guitar part comes, with acoustic in the background. This song is pretty similar to the others, though.

The Fiction We Live - The shortest song on the album. It's more or less Autumns Monologue with a male singer. It's an Ok song, but Autumns Monologue is better.

I'm the Best At Ruining My Life - Starts with an intense part, then breaks in with a bit of distorted vocals. Kind of escapes from the main formula on the album, the singing isn't as melodic. The chorus is quite catchy, without going into disposable pop song territory. A good way to end the album :)

Overall, I think this is a good album. It has the classic elements that Emocore should hae in it. However, if you don't like this genre, this CD certainly won't change your' mind as it dosen't add anything terribly new to the fold. So, a good album, but not for everyone......

4/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
cbmartinez
June 2nd 2004



2525 Comments


I heard this wasnt that great. Did you like it more than TBYB?

BuddyBigsby
June 3rd 2004



531 Comments


It all comes down to taste. TFWL is way more catchy, poppy, and accessible. I feel it is an overall better album and I personally prefer it to TBYB. However, most people favor TBYB by far. They're very different albums.

BuddyBigsby
June 3rd 2004



531 Comments


Yes. But the singing is absolutely horrible, on both ends.

Tangy zizzle
June 3rd 2004



253 Comments


I prefer Too Bad You're beautiful, although Fiction has some strong points ( the softer songs really catch me out!).

BuddyBigsby
June 3rd 2004



531 Comments


Hahaha, yeah, you did man.

Cambodia
June 3rd 2004



28 Comments


I just got Too Bad Your Beautiful and The Fiction We Live. Havent really had much of a chance to listen to either.

Cambodia
June 4th 2004



28 Comments


I would have to say 'The Second Wrong Makes You Feel Right' is defanitley my favorite song on this CD.

Sep
June 7th 2004



297 Comments


I've heard The After Dinner Payback and quite like it.

Cambodia
June 7th 2004



28 Comments


[QUOTE=Sep]I've heard The After Dinner Payback and quite like it.[/QUOTE]

Yea..me too. I thought it was a nice way to start off the album. It has a very catchy chorus.

screamo_rocks_101
June 17th 2004



88 Comments


good review, except that when you did autumns monologue, you said it wasnt that great. I thought personally this was a wonderful song, cause it shows again how creative FATA can get with their music. Also the fiction we live is not the same song, its actually part 2 of a 2 part song, started by autumns monologue. And autumn is actually a fictional character in a book that the band is writing.

screamo_rocks_101
June 17th 2004



88 Comments


you know, not meaning anything by this, but some people consider FATA to be hardcore as well as emocore. Personally i see nothing wrong with this, what do u think?

BuddyBigsby
June 17th 2004



531 Comments


As a secondary genre, I would go with metalcore for FATA. Definitely not hardcore (in the straight-up sense of the genre).

screamo_rocks_101
June 21st 2004



88 Comments


yeah i undrstand what u mean buddybigsby

TheLocker86
June 21st 2004



2 Comments


i prefered TBYB...i dunno why...it just clicked better for me

stinger
June 21st 2004



5 Comments


i like this album, its definatly grown on me, i was really thrown out when i first heard it, just because of how different it was, and i kinda feel sorry for the main lead singer dude on this album, he really doesnt have alot to do :P, but apart from that i feel alot of the songs on this album are very strong, especially the title track, although the version maria willis sings on does my head in because of the cymbol track that comes into it on about 27 seconds, its the only thing i hear when i listen to that song, and i really goes straight through me, good review by the way

BuddyBigsby
June 22nd 2004



531 Comments


*Melanie Willis

PAID2makeGIRLSpanic
July 3rd 2004



19 Comments


I heard they're writing a book. It's based off the song "autumn's dialogue". anyone happen to know anything about that?

safetyinnumbers
July 25th 2004



10 Comments


i definetly preferred TBYB. To me the songs seemed more varied. I've had TFWL for about half a year and i havent listened to it many times... that could be why i dont like it much but i don't know! All the songs seemed to merge together on this song. I also preferred the screaming vocals on TBYB.. i dont know whats happened but the vocals seem more ... growly on the new one. i cant describe it but i would definetly recommend TBYB over TFWL

cbmartinez
July 25th 2004



2525 Comments


His scream is overproduced and modified. I can like hear a computer in his voice.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
September 3rd 2004



4925 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I have to reply to this even though it's a month old, this CD was shi t compared to TBYB. I mean there were some good songs, but that B!TCH A$S DRUMMER needs to shut the f uck up. Seriously brought the whole album down. He whines like he's being attacked by a 5 year old girl. The lyrics are just pitiful. The lead singers scream got better though. 2/5

TBYB 4/5



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