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Ecnalzen
September 6th 2013


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Well, whoever wrote the review doesn't have their username attached to it anymore, so that might be why the frog stomp thing shows up after the first page.

I do really like this, but I wish they would have went a little heavier than they did. This always felt pretty light on the post hardcore and was more of an alt rock style to me. Like the "fingers like spiders" part on Broadcast Quality? I would have loved some more shit like that on here.

TREO5
September 6th 2013


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Casey screams it in the rival cycle at around 3:47.

Ecnalzen
September 6th 2013


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There are a few spots here and there with the harsh vox and some heavier spots, but they are pretty few and far between. I do love the triple vocal attack though.

TREO5
September 6th 2013


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This album is perfect.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 6th 2013


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Ah right TREO5 I got you haha. I reckon they balance the heavy/soft thing perfectly without just resorting to breakdowns all the time. And yeah with the triple vocals that's the main thing I missed on Mi Fa Mi that puts it below this record, it wasn't the same without Casey's vox.

Digging: The Used - The Canyon

Ecnalzen
September 6th 2013


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It's possible to be heavy without resorting to breakdowns and when they did get heavy, they didn't really do anything like that. Have you heard the bonus track they did when they re-released this, Rowan? It's called Weightless Underwater.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 6th 2013


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Yeah I know what you mean and I have heard that track, it's incredible. All I'm saying is I'm glad they only went heavy as little as they did because a) it makes for a brilliant balance and b) otherwise they might have become reliant on it and that's when you start resorting to breakdowns.

Ecnalzen
September 6th 2013


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I looove the ending of that song, but agreed, the whole thing is great.

You heard their EP before this? It's only two songs, but they are both pretty good:

The Race
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq6QcZRDS08
Bell, Book, and Candle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_0rYrzEs_w

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 6th 2013


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Yeah I've heard that too haha, pretty sure I've heard most TREOS songs. Ever heard of their Sounds of Sleep project?

Ecnalzen
September 7th 2013


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Doesn't sound familiar. Link me?

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 7th 2013


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Basically it was a project they started with (I think it was) 5 songs that all represented different stages of sleep. And they were gonna put like subtle beats and sounds throughout the songs and stuff that represented the different stages of sleep, it sounded so cool. But they never actually finished the project and idk how far they got into it, but they released one song from it at some point, I'll try find it.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 7th 2013


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http://thereceivingendofsirens.tumblr.com/day/2010/09/27 There you go, the first post. The band explain it way better than I did haha

Ecnalzen
September 7th 2013


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Thanks a bunch.

That's a pretty cool idea. Too bad it didn't get fully realized.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 7th 2013


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Yeah I agree. I really wish they would come back with Casey (preferably with Casey splitting his time between the two bands) and finish that off and then keep making an albums. A more BTHATS-like album, following on from Weightless Underwater would be incredible. But y'know, not likely.

Have you heard their self-titled EP, the one that has The Art of Subversion, demos of War of All Against All and Dead Men Tell No Tales and the two interludes?

Ecnalzen
September 7th 2013


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I didn't know that existed. I thought the only thing before this was the demo tracks that I linked. I am basing that off
what I found off of Amazon though since that is where I bought everything I have by them.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 7th 2013


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Ah well it does exist, I can give you a link if you want hahah. I never thought I'd say this about any album but the interludes are the best part; the demos of War and Dead Man are decent but not close to the versions on this album, the Art of Subversion is kinda shit by TREOS standards, but damn the interludes are beautiful.

Ecnalzen
September 7th 2013


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Sure! I love me a good interlude.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 7th 2013


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That seems to be happening to everyone even though the review is still up

wacknizzle
September 7th 2013


14516 Comments


the receiving end of silverchair

Digging: Tetragrammacide - Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix

TREO5
September 12th 2013


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The Art of Subversion is so good. I have their old demo e/p on an old ipod that only works while it is being charged so hopefully she hangs on for awhile. Also, shirtsleeves is super slick as well.



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