Senses Fail
Let It Enfold You


4.0
excellent

Review

by Understanding In a Crash USER (60 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 345 replies | 26,683 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


3 of 6 thought this review was well written

Let It Enfold you

Artist: Senses Fail
Buddy Nielsen - Vocals
Dave Miller - Guitar
Garret Zablocki - Guitar
Mike Glita - Bassist
Dan Trapp - Drums

Vagrant/Drive-Thru Records
[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
Pros :wave: - The lyrics are so catchy even when they are simple. The songs will keep you hooked even if you dislike them.

Cons :upset: - 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.



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YDload
September 10th 2004



1207 Comments


How is this band "pop-punk?" They're really more of a hardcore/scremo type of band to me.

SuperGirl
September 10th 2004



1 Comments


Nice.

I get to see them on the 21st

Ive never seen them live, please tell me they sound just as godly.

Understanding In a Crash
September 10th 2004



426 Comments


[QUOTE=YDload]How is this band "pop-punk?" They're really more of a hardcore/scremo type of band to me.[/QUOTE]
Hardcore/screamo to me is along the lines of Circle Takes The Square, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Page 99, The Great redneck hope, etc.

Someone back me up here... :upset:

YDload
September 10th 2004



1207 Comments


I'm actually not familiar with the various genres and bands surrounding this, but I know this band is a bit too heavy and melancholy to be pop-punk like New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, and Blink 182 are. They're nu-metal at the worst, and alternative rock/metal at best.

By the way, that was a nice review.

PDWAB
September 10th 2004



16 Comments


Nu metal sounds just a little extreme.

Also I think a lot of pop-punk fans enjoy Senses Fail, whatever the genre, so I don't think it's such a bad thing to list them as pop-punk.

cbmartinez
September 10th 2004



2525 Comments


Pop-Punk/Emocore/Hard Rock. That sums it up. I might add metal in there somewhere, but that might be pushing it.

Good review. SF is so overrated though.

Understanding In a Crash
September 10th 2004



426 Comments


[QUOTE=cbmartinez24]Pop-Punk/Emocore/Hard Rock. That sums it up. I might add metal in there somewhere, but that might be pushing it.

Good review. SF is so overrated though.[/QUOTE]
I was going to add emo-core but I didn't need some fashioncore kid yelling at me :thumb:

SF is so god you mean :thumb:

BridgeToSolace
September 10th 2004



24 Comments


[QUOTE=YDload]I'm actually not familiar with the various genres and bands surrounding this, but I know this band is a bit too heavy and melancholy to be pop-punk like New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, and Blink 182 are. They're nu-metal at the worst, and alternative rock/metal at best.[/QUOTE]

Wow....just...no.

They are not pop-punk like New Found Glory, GC, or Blink, but that doesn't make them not pop-punk.

This is a decent album. There are better (Distance From Afar to name someone similar), not really the 4/5 you gave it. Average. Some stand-out tracks, some really meh tracks.

YDload
September 10th 2004



1207 Comments


Are they pop-punk like Coheed and Cambria then? Because I assumed the only thing that made that band pop-punk was the fact that they have a lot of poppier singles and interlude-type songs.

Understanding In a Crash
September 10th 2004



426 Comments


Senses Fail is practically what I'd like the band that I join to be like. They live act is great...

Wanker
September 11th 2004



139 Comments


[QUOTE=YDload]Are they pop-punk like Coheed and Cambria then? Because I assumed the only thing that made that band pop-punk was the fact that they have a lot of poppier singles and interlude-type songs.[/QUOTE]

I thought coheed was prog...

cbmartinez
September 11th 2004



2525 Comments


[QUOTE=YDload]Are they pop-punk like Coheed and Cambria then? Because I assumed the only thing that made that band pop-punk was the fact that they have a lot of poppier singles and interlude-type songs.[/QUOTE]

You assumed correctly. They have some punk influence thrown in some of their songs and a lot of the songs tend to be catchy/poppy. But to say they are pop-punk with the likes of Good Charlotte and Blink 182 is wrong. Because as I said in my previous post, there's more of a genre melt with Senses Fail.

Understanding In a Crash
September 11th 2004



426 Comments


[QUOTE=Kif]This is a weird album. I don't hate it, but I certainly don't like it. It's one of those albums that focus more on the music than the lyrics, which isn't really my style, BUT I can't stop listening to it.

The music is loud and fast, just the way I like it on albums like these, and Senses Fail have proved they can play.

Lyricwise, however, we see the real Buddy. He cannot write lyrics, no matter how hard he tries. However, some aren't half-bad, like Bite To Break Skin and Martini Kiss (My favourite song on the album)

I haven't seen the DVD, so I can't judge that, but this album was a huge stepdown from the EP, and it took freaking long enough to be released

Death to Drive-Thru

Anyway, overall I think this deserves a 2, maybe a 2.5. Then again, I think it has balls being released the same month, well a week before American Idiot[/QUOTE]
I think the opposite that the lyrics were UPGRADED alot. Just listen to the EP and then the CD. Its clear that Buddies singing has improved and the lyrics seem "better" or atleast to me. Lyrical wise though I put FalloutBoy and Senses Fail in the same catergory. Even when short and simple its extremely catchy.

And I bet American Idiot won't be half as good as anyone anticipates. :upset:

cbmartinez
September 11th 2004



2525 Comments


I really like "A Bloody Romance" but the lyrics are pretty damn lame.

X0senses_fail0X
September 13th 2004



2 Comments


This CD is soo good. I just got it.

nirvanaafi182
September 21st 2004



7 Comments


i havent bought A.I. yet, but i have it sdownloaded, its amazing.


and this cd kicks ***.

listerine ice cream
September 21st 2004



6 Comments


This cd is wonderful. I had the privelage of getting it off of soulseek about two weeks before it even came out. But i buy cds, so of course I bought this one, and am not let down.

bendurarmstolooklikewings
September 21st 2004



3 Comments


[QUOTE=YDload]Are they pop-punk like Coheed and Cambria then? Because I assumed the only thing that made that band pop-punk was the fact that they have a lot of poppier singles and interlude-type songs.[/QUOTE]
coheed and cambria aren't pop-punk?! If u heard any of there songs other than that single u would know that. they frickin rock!

YDload
September 21st 2004



1207 Comments


I have both Coheed and Cambria albums, but for simplicity's sake they're usually discussed in the pop-punk forum.

hybridofsound
September 22nd 2004



131 Comments


The EP is alot rawer and rougher sounding. I enjoy the lyrics of it. Not brilliant but straight forward and emotional. If you want a more sheeny type album i'd go with this (Though I haven't heard all of it yet). If you want a rougher album then the EP.



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