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LemonZeppelin
June 1st 2009


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album is great. True, the initial shine wears off after a while, but it's still an awesome album - even if the singer does remind me a bit of that guy from The Mars Volta.

iamSeraph
June 1st 2009


917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i am quite sad about the album.

technically, there are no open questions. but that is sure. they are unbelievably skilled musicians, especially the guitar work is from outer space on some parts.

but that isn't the point. i for myself hyped "the penance & the patience". i loved this EP. really. i loved the perfect bridge between the land of catchiness and the land of technical finesse. this band was my biggest hope for '09, along with "we are the ocean". in my opinion they both play quite comparable things. they both could be the next alexisonfire, at least mess with names like saosin or conditions, if they change their style a bit. there is and was SO much potential, that i could cry my eyes of for the way, they took.

"first temple" has become the convulsive try to mess with TMV and FOT. but why? because to show HOW FAR they can go with their skills? surely not. because of the producer/label? maybe. the guys own decision? possible, but if true - very sad.

i cannot explain to myself, why a band, that could be the next alexisonfire(reduce the technique a bit, give some more catch/heart), or at least the next saosin, chooses the way to be the next the mars volta. i'm very heartstricken about the fact that these crazy talented guys only want to show the biggest technical balls and to show TMV their tongues.

listen to "penance & the patience" twice. then tell me how many refrains you are able to sing. i bet more than two. then listen to "first temple" twice and tell me the same fact. i swear: not even two.



all in all a good album. technically godlike, but missing the old charm and choruses of "the penance & the patience".

conclusion: goodbye catchiness, hello technical orgasm.



my only hope is, that "we are the ocean" will decide better, release a straighter album, and finally become the next alexisonfire.

regards

Waior
June 1st 2009


11629 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nevermind, this rules.

TheGreatGomi
June 2nd 2009


56 Comments


finally got this, really digging it

KritikalMotion
June 2nd 2009


2278 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

quite glad they didnt become the "next alexisonfire" rofl







album is catchy as

xNintendoCorex
June 2nd 2009


1269 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

is iamSeraph a recognised troll?

cos that was the biggest load of turd ive read all day.

i want a refund for the minute i wasted reading that stupid pointless rant.

Aaron
June 10th 2009


666 Comments


"Strong songs devoid of bullshit." I love me some strong songs devoid of bullshit, and as a roo rooting Australian I will support this band.

Cubik125
June 19th 2009


14 Comments


I've heard the first 3 songs, and it's really really good! Sounds A LOT like TMV. Good review.

atrink
June 24th 2009


2852 Comments


pretty good band. but i don't think they sound like tmv that much

ziroth
June 24th 2009


1260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sounds like a less prog/chaotic and more poppy version of TMV.

atrink
June 24th 2009


2852 Comments


yeah i guess so

ebay
July 23rd 2009


501 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's like a version of mars volta that i actually like!

fireaboveicebelow
July 23rd 2009


6832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it doesn't sound like the mars volta

Yazz_Flute
August 4th 2009


18939 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Vanguard is like holy shit good.

atrink
August 4th 2009


2852 Comments


the intro for vanguard is like holy shit good

Lions
August 4th 2009


1015 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The entire album is fantastic. And the TMV resemblence wore off after getting more familiar with the album



Yazz_Flute
August 4th 2009


18939 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The singer sounds exactly like Cedric, and the instrumentation is like a hybrid of TMV and The Fall of Troy. But yeah that doesn't bother me at all.

PirateSquid
August 4th 2009


1881 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I am madly in love with band. Great review

AtavanHalen
August 8th 2009


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Jesus Christ. Kissing Cousins...that chorus...it does things to my vagina. Pleasurable things.

Douglas
August 23rd 2009


9291 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

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