A Skylit Drive
Rise


2.0
poor

Review

by crashlander USER (1 Reviews)
September 25th, 2013 | 21 replies


Release Date: 09/24/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Rise falls short.

While they have never been one of the biggest bands on the scene, A Skylit Drive continues taking steps farther down from the pinnacle that was their 2008 release, 'Wires...and the Concept of Breathing.'

Overall, there is nothing absolutely terrible about this album. If anything, it is certainly an improvement from the last two atrocities that were Adelphia and Identity on Fire but there really wasn't much farther they could have fallen. Every song is bland, unoriginal, and seems to blend together. There isn't a single track that sticks out from the rest whether it is due to quality or just simple recognition.

The switch to Tragic Hero Records from Fearless Records certainly hasn't helped as you can randomly pick from countless other post-hardcore/metalcore bands and get something of, at the very least, similar quality. The main piece of the band that used to set them apart was the high pitched vocals of front man Michael 'Jag' Jagmin but those days are long gone. Ignoring the unfortunate growth in bands using lead singers that sound as though puberty is a far off distant dream, Jag's vocals have definitely declined over the years as they sound nothing but bland throughout this record. Drummer Cory La Quay and bassist Brian White still sound exactly the same on this album as they have on every other A Skylit Drive album leading up to this, but they were never anything special to begin with. The instrumentals still don't stand out but it seems the band has added quite a bit of electronic over production that just hurts 'Rise' even more.

This can't be made clear enough, this album is disgustingly typical. With the amount of quality albums that have been and will be released this year, don't bother wasting your time on this unless you truly can't find a reason to stay away.


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crashlander
September 24th 2013


2 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Giving this a shot after spending so much time on the site. Any advice is much appreciated.

Cormano
September 24th 2013


993 Comments


kill yourself

wacknizzle
September 24th 2013


13683 Comments


harsh bro

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2013


50958 Comments


you should take your paragraphs

and do this to them

It looks a lot better

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dookiedog543
September 24th 2013


12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Give it a shot, I only gave it a 4 due to me liking the band, but its more deservant of a 3 rating.

joshieboy12345
September 24th 2013


5371 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This sucks? What a surprise.

Foxhound
September 25th 2013


4570 Comments


break up dem paragraphzzz

joshieboy12345
September 25th 2013


5371 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

What da hell is this enter key.

Amebix
September 25th 2013


240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

really good cd again from those guys, the review i could not disagree with more.

EaglesBecomeVultures
September 25th 2013


5273 Comments


i'm making fart sounds with my mouth right now

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wowyouresohxc
September 25th 2013


94 Comments


I'm sure this album isn't good, but neither is this review.

kinghavana
September 26th 2013


5 Comments


it is not bad.But I think it should be more organic.Carry on..

ericu03
September 29th 2013


183 Comments


the production is quite muddy sounding on this one. crash down and rise are definitely the better tracks. might stick to identity on fire.

joshieboy12345
September 29th 2013


5371 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Stick to wires.

Kronzo
October 4th 2013


994 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this isn't THAT bad. incredibly boring and lifeless though

captahab
October 8th 2013


17 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

boring and vapid

KenboSlice
October 24th 2013


1078 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's good, but why doesn't Jag sing as high as he used to? I miss his high pitched voice.

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DreamAgain
November 22nd 2013


280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

2.0 is too low! This album was fantastic - their best.

MervTheInquisitor
November 22nd 2013


120 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

GAYEST BAND EVA

DropdeadWHA
November 22nd 2013


715 Comments


lol



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