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Artist: Senses Fail
Buddy Nielsen - Vocals
Dave Miller - Guitar
Garret Zablocki - Guitar
Mike Glita - Bassist
Dan Trapp - Drums
[url]http://www.sensesfail.com/site/[/url] If you want to know the bio/details about this band... I'm feeling lazy sorry.
"The Big Question"
- Did this album take too long to get out on shelves and did the label change corrupt a good young band?
Tie Her Down (3:08) - The album starts off with a song that seems pretty "ordinary" to there EP. The song has a nice breakdown during the last minute of it too. The lyrics seem pretty generic to me but I think from this song you could tell Buddy's singing has taken a step foward right away. 7/10
Lady in a Blue Dress (3:18) - Now this song I'd say is something different from what we've originally heard from From The Depths Of Dreams E.P. This is a very good song from the album and all around nice. When I first heard this song I thought he was singing about a prostitute but then I came to the conclusion that this song may be about a girl (an ex?) that he knew that tries very hard to be loved back and has problems with self respect. She also may run into the problems of being slutty and the usual drugs and stuff but all around the song is very good. 9/10
You're Cute When You Scream (3:25) - Well the song starts off with some nice alternating with screams and melodic vocals. I don't know I thought this song had some pretty "immature" lyrics compared to what they are capable of. The chorus is catchy though... but the verses seem like they were written while Buddy was on the can for 5 mins. 6/10
Buried A Lie(2:59) - This song is the single which I've seen the video on MTV and fuse. The accoustic intro starts the pace off slow but it slowly begins to build up going to electric. The lyrics in this song is AMAZING. It's all I can say the lyrics are so catchy yet so intricate, they just amaze me. The song gets stuck in your head whether you like them or not and if your going through heart break the song is GREAT at helping mends. I can tell this chorus will be one I'll be singing for awhile. "So lets play doctor, babe. Well operate today, incisions must be made. You could help solve this case for me..." 10/10
Bite to Break Skin (3:31) - The transition between this song and Buried A Lie are nice and smooth as if its the same song and no pause inbetween. I've heard this song for awhile and has kind of worn its effect off of me but its a good song and if I can remember, I believe it was the first song written for the album. The lead riff is nice and the lyrics are pretty good. 8/10
Rum is for Drinking, Not For Burning (2:43) - The song is pretty high paced and starts out with the lyric of "This Captain goes down with the ship". The song has great lyrics and will keep you hooked. The bass interlude is definitely something nice to have with the background screaming too. The ending of this song is VERY nice. 8/10
Slow Dance (3:06) - This song slows down the pace from what the last song built up. It'll take time to grow on you but if you give it the chance it has a catchy chorus. Another song for the emo kid to be satisfied by :thumb: 8/10
Choke On This (3:22) - Picking up pace again I don't know but I think this song could have something to do with "Lady in a Blue Dress" but maybe I'm just looking into too hard. The lyrics seem identical in some ways to Lady In a Blue Dress as if it was the "pre-song" for it. That only means the lyrics are just as great and probably better then it. The breakdown is AMAZING... 9.5/10
NJ Falls Into The Atlantic (3:48) - The song starts off with a palm muting intro which actually reminded me somewhat of "You're So Last Summer - TBS". I liked the intro verse in every way possible but the way the rest of the song is sung really rubs me off the wrong way. There are better songs.... 7/10
Let it Enfold You (5:03) - Like this one! This SONG reminds me of the style that From The Depths Of Dreams E.P had. This is another song that will get in your head if you hear it whether you like it or not. It's the best song on the album and one of the more longer ones. The lyrics are just great and I know there will be alot of people who could relate to them. The chorus is simply amazing with the scream of "Peace or Hapiness"... and then "So let it enfold you". This song is just one reason why you need this album... 10/10
Irony Of Dying On Your Birthday (2:59) - It's going to be hard to try and put up the same act that the previous song did. This song probably has the most screaming in it, and its pretty good. It's definitely a change but I think for the most part I like it. This would probably be a better song to hear live though... 8/10
Angela Baker And My Obsession With Fire (4:04) - The song starts off pretty different with drums instead of the usual guitar. The song seems like another heart break for a girl. People will definitely probably like this, but it really wasn't the song for me.. 7/10
Martini Kiss (3:51) - The lyrics in this song is once again amazingly catchy. I didn't really like the chorus but the way it was screamed/sung I liked. The whole line of "Burn out not fade away" seem so incredibly overused. The song was a good way to end an album but I was kind of looking for more... 8/10
Overall - :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb: 4/5
- The lyrics are so catchy even when they are simple. The songs will keep you hooked even if you dislike them.
- Some people WILL not like this album simply because they won't give in the chance. This album is in the same boat as when Taking Back Sunday released "Where you want to be".
UIAC Wrap Up...
This band obviously had big things for them when From The Depths Of Dreams E.P came out. For an E.P every song seemed to hold its own on the greatness scale. This album has probably been tarnished by piracy and the fact it took forever to come out. The album was recorded in April 2003 and its now September 2004. It's no surprise that they left Drive-Thru records. The whole taking a year to come out may have made things alittle less anticipated but the album overall was a good buy. For $8.99 I got a CD that actually had more then 10 songs and a DVD. Speaking of the DVD its a nice long one with tape from the road and live performances. The DVD had me laughing at points with the guys on the road "antics". If you liked Senses Failed from the EP give this CD a shot.