Review Summary: The Sound Of Teenage Emotion
Mozart Season is a Post-hardcore band that formed in 2005, Fresh out of high school they released "Is Heaven Everything You Thought It Would Be"", even with the lack of experience of being a band this EP is in the ball park with Saosin's "Translating The Name" Mozart season beautiful displays the emotions and thoughts they are trying to express throughout their album
Lets start with "Cellar Doors, Donnie" The intro greets us with a audio clip from the movie "Donnie Darko" which starts the album with a chilly note. The cleans sound excellent and the screams sound very chaotic at moments, they pull off the duo vocals quiet well. The fierceness and the emotional vocals overlap each other in a beauty and the beast manner, fits the song quiet well. This track does not disappoint. Song Rating 4.3
In the following track "God Of War" Its starts of slowly with a beautiful melody then gradually flows into a faster beat. This is the first track that features the synthesizer, which flows with the song well, doesn't obnoxiously poke its head into unnecessary areas. In the beginning half of the song the piano playing matches the beat of the drums in which makes a beautiful melody behind the angelic singing and the ferocious screaming. The chorus of the song screams about the frustrations of life.
Song Rating 4.2
The next track "Midnight Train To Bellevue" fails to shine with the rest of the songs, but doesn't devalue the album at all, its still a wonderful track to bob your head to, Its also the heaviest song in the album as well. Its starts off with the sound of a train passing by and the listener is met with great guitar lead and then greeted by the duo singing then faces with a relenting breakdown. Not the best song here but still great to listen to.
Song Rating 3.5
In the next to last song "Pianos/Prophecies In Kodak" is the gem of the album, it is one of the best songs in Post-Hardcore ever conjured up. it starts off with a beautiful piano intro, which the screamer soon joins to battle with the beautiful sounding instrument. Also a little later the clean sings in a duo motion like in the earlier songs stated above and counter balances the screamer. In some moments this song they sing one part faster than the next part, they sort of cut it off with one longer note, it is excuted well and brings up variety in the song structure. In the latter side of the song, the instrumentation slows down a bit and the cleans overlap each other in a tasteful fashion, soon it cuts of into a crazy ending which the screamer takes control of the song and drives it into the ground, Masterpeice,
Song Rating 5
The aftermath, in the final song "Groupie (Without The Secks)" It is the only acoustic song in the EP. The intro greets us with a beautiful medley with the keyboard complimenting the sound of the guitar in the background. The soft vocals really drive the song emotionally, it is full of feelings that even the untrained ear can notice. The piano really compliments the guitar and the voice of the singer in helps shape the song to beautiful heights. This song is a really great song to end the EP With. Song Rating 5
Pros: Every instrument is used tastefully in it edifies the vocalists.
The duo vocals really help shine the songs emotion and brings variety to the table
Cons: Some songs aren't in level with each other, like some songs are better than others.
Recommended tracks: "Pianos/Prophecies In Kodak, Groupie (Without The Secks), Cellar Doors, Donnie",