D.R.U.G.S, the debut album from Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows has to
be one of my favorite albums ever. I cannot give it enough praise, they did a
wonderful job on every track.
The first track, "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is" is all about when someone tries to hurt you, and beat you down, and you start questioning everything they've done.
It makes me wonder if someone severely hurt the frontman, Craig Owens, as the first and second tracks talk about a girl in an accusatory fashion. "The Only Thing You Talk About", originally done by Chiodos, Owen's previous band, under the name "Thermacare", is about a stuck up girl who only thinks about herself.
While I do love the entire album to pieces, my favorite tracks would have to be, "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is" and "I'm Here To Take The Sky".
"I'm Here To Take The Sky" is about going for your dreams, and not setting yourself short. They say the sky is the limit, well D.R.U.G.S says, "If the sky is the limit, I'll build a bridge up to it." That line, and the entire song is highly inspirational to anyone with a dream or a goal they wish to reach.
There's only one thing I dislike about this album, and that would be that it is too short! Every song has a very infectious beat, and soul deep lyrics that will speak to you. Or at least, I think so, they spoke to me.
People will be hearing about D.R.U.G.S a lot more in the future, and I personally, tell everyone to check out this album. It is one of the best albums I've ever heard, and that isn't just bull. Its the truth.
Fever, Bullet For My Valentine's third studio album was released in
2010, and is quite impressive. Its my personal favorite from this Welsh band,
but I wouldn't nessicarily call it their best album. Every song on the album
sounds like it has true passion and a story behind it. Most of Bullet's songs
are not inspired by actual events, they're just stories in song form.
The first track and single off the album, "Your Betrayal", is pretty self-explainatory. Its about someone betraying you, and how you want them to pay
for the pain they've caused you. We've all felt that way at least once in our lives.
I don't know what songs of their actually are based on true events, but there are some that appear to. You can hear the emotion in Matt Tuck's voice as he sings the bittersweet lyrics to the eighth track on the album, "Bittersweet Memories". That song speaks volumes to me, and really touches my heart. Its about an ex that is no good for you, but you still love them. Knowing that though, you let them go. This song says that so beautifully, especailly in my favorite part: "I wanna run and escape from your prison, but when I leave I feel something is missing. I'm not afraid, that's easy to tell. This can't be heaven, feels like I'm in hell. You're like the drug that I can't stop taking, I want more and I can't stop craving. I still want you, its easy to see, but guess what honey, you're not that good for me."
Fever covers so many topics; betrayal, love, hate, independence, friendship, and sex. Actually, the "sex" song, is the title track, and its actually about a stripper.
I do like the entire album, but my favorite track would have to be "Bittersweet Memories" or "Pleasure And Pain".
I highly recommend Fever or Bullet's other
two albums. They're an incredible band with great music and lyrics.
Personally, I found Cage The Elephant's sophmore album, Thank You, Happy
Birthday to be quite a let down. The only song of the album that really
stood out to me a good ammount was the lead single, "Shake Me
There's nothing wrong with it, persay, with the album, but its nothing spectacular either. The music is alright, it still has that garage rock, early 90's feel to it, but you can't do anything to it. You can't headbang to it, nor can you dance to it. You can't even bob your head to it really. To me, that's kind of boring. Some people may like it, may even call it "easy listening:, but I call it boring.
Also, the lyrics don't sound all that great to me. Its like they didn't really have any inspiration when they started writing. I get that not every song can be a perfect ten, but an entire album of songs like that? That's dissapointing!
All of this being said, two tracks on the album were a bit better than the rest. There's "Shake Me Down", of course, and "Indy Kidz." I hadn't noticed, "Indy Kidz" until I started really paying attention to each track. It reminded me of a My Chemical Romance sound, from their Black Parade era. Perhaps that's just me, but I think it was because of the yelling and style of the song. It sounded like something Gerard Way would do.
Over all, I do not
reccommend this album. If you wish to give Cage The Elephant a proper
assessnent, check out their self-titled, debut album. Its much better. Perhaps
their next album will be better?
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