Hearing an album that feels so familiar, yet so new at the same time is a great thing. Coming from a band like Our Last Night makes things even better, and if this doesn't boost the confidence in this young post-hardcore group than I have no idea what would. These boys have matured and created an album worth listening to over and over again, something that is rare in music these days.
Huge regression for the band, while increasing in studio quality and screamed vocals, they lose all of the originality and slight progression they gave to the scenecore genre with their debut.
Now they attempt to sound like a new popular band in the scene with every other song, be it from The Devil Wears Prada to Bring Me The Horizon to Hawethorne Heights with hooks we've all heard before and dissonant riffs with no originality, then some droning breakdowns.
Though they do stay a bit ahead of the game in terms of catchiness and progression just enough to be better than average and slightly better then their totally generic peers in the scene.
wow, this is a refreshing sound. this a step in the right direction for a band of this genre. where saosin and senses fail fell short recently of providing a piece of work worth noting, this really shines through.