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Escape the Fate I Am Human
This is better than their previous effort. But...I'll rehash what I wrote for "Hate Me": "Escape the Fate were contractually-obligated to produce a new album. It shows."
Thirty Seconds To Mars America
I might be the only one in...AMERICA (wink wink?)...that doesn't hate this. On the contrary, it's pretty great. Listening to how Thirty Seconds to Mars progresses album to album, "America" feels like a fitting follow-up to "Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams". While to this day "A Beautiful Lie" is their best album, the 'band' refuses to shift back to that style, and have instead progressively begun to use synth/crowd-inspired sounds to create songs that ultimately aim to be crowd-pleasers. "America" succeeds by dropping any sense of distortion found in 'A Beautiful Lie', and instead going with what worked in "This is War" - perhaps with a somewha
Hellions Opera Oblivia
Where "Opera Oblivia" succeeds is the versatility Hellions provides with such different, unique sounding songs that oddly feel they all do belong on the same record. Perhaps where this record slows down a bit is the song "Nuestra Culpa" (and the pointless track "He Without Sin - Heels of the Hands"[it should've just been tagged to the previous track]), but it's only for a brief moment. Opera Oblivia just oozes this unique, cool sound that will sound like probably 5-10 different bands you know already...but not EXACTLY like them. Highlights include "Thresher", "Quality of Life", "Lotus Eater", and "25".
Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria
I have NO idea what happened during the mixing and mastering of this record, but it sounds HORRENDOUS. I've purchased the physical CD (it was $2, well worth it), and listened to various streams online - so...it's not 'just my copy'. That's more of a personal note - as for the album itself, Asking Alexandria have certainly taken a giant shift since back in 2009 with "Stand Up and Scream". Gone is the 'predictable metalcore' style; now we have...a predictable alternative style? It's not necessarily a bad thing, as nearly every song on this record is catchy and completely memorable. Right away it opens with "Alone in a Room", showcasing the evol
Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods
It's no 20/20 Experience...not even close. Justin Timberlake's latest effort "Man of the Woods" is at best, 'really good', and at worst, 'really boring'. Nothing on this has the highs that 20/20 Experience had...which is such a shame because there's still a lot to like here. "Midnight Summer Jam" is funky (and also contains a brilliant callback to 20/20 Experience's "Don't Hold the Wall"), "Sauce" has a great hook, "Higher Higher" is very catchy, "Say Something" is a perfect sing-along song, "Montana" is groovy, and "Breeze off the Pond" isn't too bad either. There's not much else here though. A valiant effort from Timberlake and Pharell Will
We Came As Romans Cold Like War
This is, no question, We Came As Romans' best record; every song is fully-realized. Sometimes though, bands like using records to try new ideas...leaving the end product reeking of experimentation in a bad way. "Cold Like War" smells of experimentation in a GOOD way, as the opener "Vultures With Crooked Wings" and "Encoder" certainly do that...but they're both great. The record's best song is "Two Hands" - a fast-paced driving song with lyrics that would belong on a ballad. Perhaps the only song holding this one from honestly being up for debate for 'great metalcore records' is the song "If There's Nothing To See". It's the worst song on "Col
Of Mice and Men Defy
This is a step-up from "Restoring Force", and CERTAINLY from "Cold World". What's odd about this one though is that when the band tries to go 'heavy'...it actually doesn't really work out in their favor. Though, songs like "Forever YDG'n" and "Warzone" are really great - that's about it for the 'heavier' songs. When they decide to go the alt-rock route with "Vertigo", "Back to Me", "Sunflower", and "If We Were Ghosts"...it actually is some of their best sounding stuff - given current conditions (I still prefer the lineup/sound/writing style of The Flood over any of this). If you liked Jamie's Elsewhere mixed with the songwriting style of Of M

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  • Spec 30% metalcore damn homie
    May 18 11:20 PM

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