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20-03-2012 03:38 PM #1
My Music Reviews..
Falling In Reverse
The Drug In Me Is You
Falling In Reverse has set alight the post-hardcore scene with infectious songs, and original lyrics. Ronnie Radke has a mind that has been pulled apart and then stitched back together. Well he has been in jail that is enough to cut up a manís cognition. His lyrics have venom; they would poison you if you consumed them. The Drug In Me Is You, is an album that is half brilliant, then the other half is can be a little off like a piece of meat left for days unrefrigerated. You can pick your songs, and then you can leave the rest.
When I said that Radke has a broken mind, you can hear this on self-titled song The Drug In Me Is You, a song that reflects the mood that the lead singer is in. A mood dark and encrusted in dry, black paint, the song is great to listen to, but the storyline cuts into the veins of pessimism. You are left dwindling on if you want to listen to it or not, but if you do, you will be pushed directly into a whirlpool of negativity.
Iím Not A Vampire, is a song that is uninspiring, manufactured, and in decline. We have heard this all before, lyrics like this have become like geriatrics failing to respond to the drugs that help them stay alive. Itís such a shame, because the guitar work is impeccable, and wonderfully composed. Some of the guitar work is up their wit bands such as Avenged Sevenfold. But itís the content that swings you to the exit door, you just want out, away from the sound of the record.
Songs like Raised By Wolves and Pick Up The Phone, donít give Falling In Reverse any justice, they seem unfinished, broken, like a chandelier falling to the ground. Piecing it back together will cut your hands. Songs like Sink Or Swim and Caught Like A Fly are Okay, but there are not inspiring, nothing to talk about.
Falling In Reverse havenít put their all into this record, the heart has gone bad and the soul has met a morbid end. If you like post-hardcore bands with profound talent and originality, then look elsewhere. Because Falling In Reverse havenít made the album of their lives, they have simply failed in their attempts, which is a shame, because they have amazing guitarists, which have placed together some awesome riffs. Maybe we will see some diversity and emotion in their next album, fingers crossed.
20-03-2012 03:40 PM #2
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Set Your Goals
Burning At Both Ends
Set Your Goals have been around since 2004, producing songs with honesty and clear intent, they are a band on the up. Their sound mashes up pop punk and melodic hardcore, it’s a sound that is compelling. Touring endlessly has featured in the diets of the band, they would tour until their hearts stop. That’s the work ethic a lot bands aspire to, then some bands tour every five years, given their fans mere snippets.
Bringing forth album number three, Burning At Both Ends, their sound has been shaped accordingly, brought out of the doldrums and into the light, I am not saying that prior contributions were bad, I am just stating that its good to hear something fresh and new. Yes the band released This Will Be The Death Of Us in 2009, which tapped the bones and shook the blood with its harsh sound. Been harsh is good in the rock world.
Cure For Apathy starts the album, a full-blown hardcore barrage, perfect for a rock show, the chorus is catchy, the hook catches the mouth, and you are pulled through a coliseum of amplified rock. The start is compelling and fuelled with vocals that are never strained; the riffs prod the inner cores of the ears, a feeling that lingers. The album is cohesive; it has a sound that is never broken.
Start The Reactor proves that the album has secondary fire, the bullets pound the wall of anarchy, and there is a little snippet of punk placed in the gut of the song. You head will maneuver itself up and down; you will become a fully-fledged head banger. Certain is a song about fighting, gaining bruises like tattoos. London Heathrow burns the tongue, leaving you gasping for a drink from the fountain, its not a song that draws you in, it’s a song that leaves your blood cold.
Exit Summer brings the album back up from the trenches, war has died, and rock is in too cover the party with sweat and indestructible pleasure. Illuminated Youth is a natural rock song, without any artificial flavorings, it even has a touch of screamo. Not As Bad starts off with an in swinging attack of vocals; you mind is shocked into submission, but the song is great and is one of best on the record, so please cut open the bubble and make a nest.
Ok then, well Set Your Goals are a band on the rise, a band that has clear intelligence and drive, Burning At Both Ends is an album that puts them on the pedestal. It might not be the mainstream pedestal, it might not make them world-beaters, but if you’re looking for honesty and a damn good record, then it’s for you.
20-03-2012 03:41 PM #3
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Good For Me
Pop punk is a bloated genre, its really has gained too much weight over the years. Being fat and unoriginal, being unserious and undesirable. But there are bands that have helped to rid the spots that are darted across the ugly face of pop punk. There is a band that hail from Michigan, that band are The Swellers, a four piece that have real ambitions and flair. They don’t feed off the disgusting udders of mediocre pop punk bands; they are their own working machine.
The Swellers bring together their second album, Good For Me, which is a blast of a record. Its fun, its serious, its infectious, its brilliant. Put yourself into the lap of the record and bounce up and down like a kid on a can of fizz. The record is emotional too; it’s a rollercoaster ride of unkempt sentiment. If you could catch the droplets of sweat that comes from Nick Denier’s pores when he screams and sings, you would be floating in a river.
The albums starting point, comes from The Best I Ever Had, which has a great, swirling chorus, that stretches Deniers voice strings to the limit, he sings about an angry and young summer, he wants to go back and he wants rework everything, his life and his time.
The Damage is another rock triumph, pushing the boundaries of voice and guitar, Inside My Head sounds like war cry, a cry for some sort of intervention of sorts, he wants to stop bellowing, but he cant, he wants her to see inside his broken, demon imploding head. The song is layered in relevance; the lyrics have their own storyline.
Admirable riffs are contained in songs such Nothing More To Me and Parkview, they are impeccable and catchy; they flourish and grow on the tongue of interest. You can pick and choose; you will find a glint of emotion in every track. The Swellers are growing up aided by the talent that they possess, a talent so real and glistening. Pull back a chair, and plug in your earphones, you will feel apart of a rush, like your riding upon a horse at full pelt. Hail The Swellers.
20-03-2012 03:59 PM #4
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InMe function like a well oiled machine once again with new album The Pride. The band that hails from Essex, have strung together something that takes them away from the shackles of last album Herald Moth, which was slaughtered by the music media. Although it was put below the pecking order, it was an album with clear ambition. If you peel back that album, you will find an under skin that is raw and bloody.
The pride is an album that has put InMe back into the field of dreams, an album that is addictive and pleasant. You can pick your song, you can shuffle through the content, and you can be blown away by the quality that is present. Dave McPherson hits the right notes with his eloquent, sometimes battered voice, his lyrics are fiery and completely unique, everything he writes has a fable stuck there like a piece of blue tack.
Commencing song Reverie Shores, is a beautiful opening feature, McPherson puts his voice into action, like a superhero pursuing criminals. It’s a serious song, lyrically sound and sweetly portrayed. Moonlit Seabed comes next, which is a guitar driven song that is released with ambition. McPherson bellows and sings for order.
Pantheon is an original beast with sharp claws, cutting deeply into the arm of elegance. It doesn’t have any fluttering eyes, it is a brutal song, but one with a contagious, catchy as hell chorus. The song blooms like a flower in a field of weeds, it puts colour on grey skin. The guitar play from Marlow and McPherson merges perfectly, some people would kill to play guitar like that. Talent has always been apparent in InMe, even with the line up changes, McPherson is the leader of five comrades that have talent oozing from their pores.
Guardian starts off slowly, then McPherson places his voice inside the womb of the song, a new song his born. McPherson won’t betray his muse, the track has profound emotion, and the lyrics are matted in originality.
Halcyon Genesis strikes like a thunderbolt, when the chorus hits, the ears are thrown into a pot of emotion and driven rage. McPherson sings about having his best days in front of him. The concept is there, the storyline sparks like an electric shock hitting the veins. After being hit, you are put into a whirlpool of indestructible pleasure, the song is that good.
InMe have put out the record of their lives, they have hit the bulls eye on the dartboard of convincement. They have lit the flame and have let the mediocrity burn, really, InMe have never really brushed with mediocrity, and maybe they learned their lessons. The Pride is simply brilliant, enough said.
24-06-2012 12:59 AM #5
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Re: My Music Reviews..
Great reviews. Do you write for a website?
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