Falling Up
Crashings


4.0
excellent

Review

by Joe (Otisbum) USER (1 Reviews)
June 10th, 2006 | 18 replies | 12,003 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Falling Up is a somewhat new Christian rock group that gained their record label in 2003. Crashings is their debut album on BEC Recordings. Released in February of 2004, the group has sold nearly 100,000 copies of the album. This album features Benjamin J., Paul Wright, Jon Micah Sumrall from Kutless, and Ryan Clark from Demon Hunter.

Falling Up is:
-Jessy Ribordy- Vocals, Keyboards
-Tom Cox- Guitar, Background Vocals
-Jeremy Miller- Bass
-Adam Taylor- Keyboards, D.J.
-Joseph A. Kisselburgh- Guitar, Background Vocals
-Josh Shroy- Drums

Bittersweet- Falling Up's first song on the album, and a great intro, starts off slowly then gradually speeds up to the guitar. Very nice drum beats during the verses, showing off some of Josh?s talent. The song comes to a nice end with the chorus, and the guitars. 4.5 / 5

Symmetry- Next up is Symmetry, the lyrics are mainly about us doing what God wants for us. There's nothing too special in this song, except for the lyrics and the sound effects. 3.5 / 5

Broken Heart- The song starts off with a palm-muted guitar riff, and leads directly into Jessy's lyrics. This is another great song off the album. 4 / 5

Escalates- Immediately starts with the vocals, then going into a brief pause only including the singing and a bit of guitar during the end. There is some keyboarding toward the end, but not enough to be one of Adam's high points on the album. 3.5 / 5

New Hope Generation- In my opinion, one of their best songs on the album. Starting off with a guitar intro, it leads into chords, which are synchronized with the drums. The chorus lyrics are very nice:

"We're a new hope generation,
We can see the wasted lives in your faces,
But we can see Messiah rise in these places,
Until the tears are gone."

Towards the end of the song, you can hear Benjamin J. rapping, which is a nice touch to the song. 5 / 5

The Gathering- One of the slower songs of the album, it is nice all around. The only thing unique about this song is the whispering in the chorus. 3.5 / 5

Jacksonfive- Definitely my favorite on the album, Jacksonfive features Benjamin J. rapping in the beginning. It then goes back to Jessy's singing, and in the chorus Benjamin is back, with Paul Wright. Next are some good guitar in the verses, which backs up the singing nicely. Then, Jon and Ryan take over and make this song even better than it was before. 5 / 5

Divinity- It's hard to follow an act like Jacksonfive, which is why Divinity isn't one of the best tracks on the album. There are some nice guitar and drum beats in the song, but other than that, this isn't a unique song. It is a nice slow song to listen to occasionally. 3 / 5

Places- Now back to the better tracks. Places picks up the pace a bit with lyrics like "This is where my heart it longs to be, hurting you, needing you". Not much to look forward to in this track, though. 3 / 5

Falling In Love- Ah, now for the ballad, where Jessy shows off his songwriting skills. This is another good song to calmly listen to. Not much is shown off in this song other than the drums and the lyrics; it's mainly about the lyrics. A nice little keyboard part is in the ending. 4 / 5

Ambience- A nice intro, with palm-muting, drum beats, and some sound effects. The song gets faster when it hits the chorus, then slows back down for the second verse. In the middle of the song, the guitar rhythm gets even better, with some opera-like singing in the background. The song picks up in speed one last time and ends with the chorus. 4 / 5

Arafax Deep- The last song on the album, has a nice keyboard intro. It then leads into some soft singing by Jessy. The chorus is soft and slow, leading back into the verses. Arafax Deep ends with more keyboarding. 3.5 / 5

Pros:
-Great vocals
-Nice keyboarding
-Jacksonfive
-Jon and Ryan

Cons:
-Nothing done by the guitarist that can't be learned within 5 min.
-Repetitive tracks

Overall: 4 / 5

(This is my first album review, so constructive criticism is appreciated.)


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jimay333
June 11th 2006



433 Comments


mmmmm fresh meat. Not as easy as it looks to write a review is it?

Otisbum
June 11th 2006



1912 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Seriously, and it makes it even harder to write about a band I know close to nothing about.

Hunter555
July 4th 2006



424 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I usually don't care about singers, but this guy needs to stay away from Rock and Join Nsync or something. I think Ill re-record this without the vocals. Then I'll be able to stand it.

Otisbum
July 22nd 2006



1912 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, he does have a weird singing voice, and you're entitled to your own opinion.

raggedragamuffin
September 17th 2006



689 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

hey good review, i really like this band. but i think the newer cd is better

Otisbum
September 25th 2006



1912 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks.

I haven't really listened to the new album that much, I guess I should soon. I'll write a review for that when school starts to slow down.This Message Edited On 10.06.06

ninjuice
September 30th 2006



6761 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

you could have written some more about each song, or just done a general review. Not too much about the music. Alright review though.

Great album. Seen the band live about 4 times.This Message Edited On 09.23.07

Digging: Robin Skouteris - The King of ArtPOP

Otisbum
October 9th 2006



1912 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, I'll probably redo this review when I don't have to catch up on schoolwork.

Yeah, the new album just doesn't appeal to me. And how do they sound live?

Calypsan
November 19th 2006



14 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Awesome review, man. Falling Up is the dopest thing live. They do backflips while playing instruments and junk like that.This Message Edited On 11.19.06

NeverFading14
November 19th 2006



380 Comments


Ryan Clark from Demon hunter is in Jacksonfive also. during the breakdown at the end, when i first heard that song I started laughing because the song is all poppy/hip hop. then Ryan comes in and start growling all metal-coreish

Calypsan
November 19th 2006



14 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Metalcore is ill.

Otisbum
November 20th 2006



1912 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ryan Clark would have to be my favorite growler/screamer.

Slaytan
August 14th 2007



1186 Comments


Only one review? Wow, I've seen you around Sputnik quite alot, but never knew you only had one review, haha.

Otisbum
August 15th 2007



1912 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yep. I'm pathetic. ;)

But I'm working on that 'only one review' thing. I'll probably go and get this deleted so I can start fresh, looking back this was pretty crappy.

scarsremain
November 16th 2007



233 Comments


I agree with raggedragamuffin, the new CD is better. But Jacksonfive is a great song. Listening to it as I'm writing

Slaytan
December 14th 2007



1186 Comments


Yep. I'm pathetic.

Nah.

TheLuke
October 17th 2008



5 Comments


One thing, the guy who played keys and DJ on this record was named Andrew Wadlow, Taylor came on board later. Sorry I'm just kind of OC when it comes to that. Nice review by the way, I agree with you that the guitars could have been a lot more elaborate but other than that great album.This Message Edited On 10.17.08

JaySeanFenris
October 17th 2011



140 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Used to love this band years back, but none of the really speak to me, like at all. Enjoyable while
it lasted, not much else.



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