For All Those Sleeping
Outspoken


3.0
good

Review

by TylerOnFire USER (3 Reviews)
June 20th, 2012 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: No sophmore slump here. For All Those Sleeping rival A Day To Remember as the cheesiest, yet catchy pop-punk/metacore bands around.

For All Those Sleeping are a pop-punk/metalcore band from St. Cloud Minnesota. They released their debut album Cross Your Fingers back in 2010, and while that album brought nothing new to the table, it was still a very catchy and fun release.

The band described their new album Outspoken as a heavier album, which has not gone well for bands in the past. What we get is indeed a heavier album, both lyrically and musically. This band has a whole lot of passion, and it shows, especially in the lyrics. Gone are the cheesy lines about zombies or Freddy Krueger. Those lyrics are replaced by more thought out and passionate lyrics. Guitarist David Volgman-Stevens writes all of the lyrics and you can tell that he is pissed off about something. The lyrics talk are about a variety of subjects, including backstabbing, liars, bullies, abusive step fathers, and other varying subjects.

The album sounds just like Cross Your Fingers, just with more screaming and breakdowns. The band uses three vocalists,fry screamer and occasional clean vocalist Mike Champa, guitarist/screamer Jared Pierskalla and bassist London Snetsinger, who handles most of the clean vocal duties. Champa is a very above average screamer and does fry screams very well. His occasional growls are good as well. He has improved a lot since the last album, and has decided to not do a lot of cleans this time around which adds to the heaviness. Here is where the vocals get to be generic. Snetsinger is a very boring clean vocalist. While catchy at times, his voice is very whinny for the most part and never changes his tone. He stays at a higher pitch for most of the album and it really starts to get old.

Musically, this album sounds pretty much the same as Cross Your Fingers, just with a lot more breakdowns. The breakdowns are catchy at times, but like the clean vocals, get old very quickly. They have also added some dubstep to the album, which looks good on paper, but in reality it just does not sound good. Other samples are used here and there and do not add anything to the overall sound of the record.

Some songs that stand out are Follow My Voice, Turn Of The Century, Life On Fire, Shaken Not Stirred, Never Trust A Dead Man, and Backstabber.

There is no sophmore slump found here. For All Those Sleeping rival A Day To Remember as the cheesiet, yet catchy pop-punk/metalcore bands out there.
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Generic is the perfect word for this album....


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FrankRedHot
June 20th 2012


6448 Comments


"No sophmore slump here. However, it could have been a little bit better."


Really dumb summary.

Spec
June 20th 2012


35531 Comments


No sophomore slump.

3

hm?

SmokingTheClouds
June 20th 2012


639 Comments


Eh. Generic as can be, though there has definitely been strides of improvement. Still a giant heap of
copy & paste "scenecore", but for what they are, they do it alright. Plethora of better acts,
exponential amount that are worse.

At least that fucking terrible logo got changed.

KSK1
June 20th 2012


4108 Comments


I'm pretty sure this is probably awful.

DarthHideous1
June 21st 2012


212 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This is sooo bad...when will this genre die out :/

FlyntFlossy
June 21st 2012


86 Comments


STEP UP OR SHUT THE FUCK UP!!

junjunjun junjunjunjun junjunjun

FlyntFlossy
June 21st 2012


86 Comments


And if anyone wants a good laugh, here's a video of For All Those Sleeping putting on the worst and most laughably bad live show in the history of music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2y8h5Rczfw

KSK1
June 21st 2012


4108 Comments


Lol, the moments of feedback in the speakers makes it so much more haggard than it already was.

ConcubinaryCode
June 21st 2012


4386 Comments


That summary is stupid.

IleftyspankedU
June 26th 2012


759 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"And if anyone wants a good laugh, here's a video of For All Those Sleeping putting on the worst and most laughably bad live show in the history of music."



should've warned me it was gonna be THAT laughably bad. orange soda burns when it comes out your nose





woeisbeppe
June 27th 2012


19 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Anyway, at moment the singer do only the unclean vocals and bassist do the cleans...their live shows now are simply great.One of the best album I've ever heard, every chorus in there is catchy as hell! Is the evolution of A Day To Remember's formula, and they make it better: better breakdowns, better vocals...5/5 for me.

TylerOnFire
June 28th 2012


318 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I made some changes to the review, hopefully it is better than the original post.

Poedelie
July 3rd 2012


32 Comments


Typo in summary: "metacore"

KILL
July 3rd 2012


81231 Comments


sux

simonpettersen
July 5th 2012


273 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nothing out of the ordinary, but solid never the less, really enjoying "Follow My Voice".

simonpettersen
July 30th 2012


273 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Wouldn't say they rival ADtR tho, their debut maybe.. this is much heavier than ADtR. Wouldn't place them in the pop punk-scene at all anymore.

betray
April 24th 2014


9379 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is so fucking good.

TheGreatQ
April 24th 2014


2738 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

oh my god that live video



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