I Prevail is an ever growing metalcore band from Southfield, Michigan. They made their debut on December 17, 2014 with their Heart Vs. Mind EP. They really sparked attention with an incredible cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space."
Now if you've paid attention to Immortal Music, particularly on Facebook, you probably know that I've rocked out to that cover pretty hard for a while now. I found it pretty late, like probably six months ago or so, and its almost always stuck in my head. It was also my introduction to I Prevail and that cover did lead me to "Crossroads", "Heart Vs Mind", and "Love, Lust and Liars." Which are all on this EP, by the way.
The thing I like about I Prevail is how unique their particular sound is. Metalcore, post hardcore- whatever you want to call it, is a dime a dozen, but for some reason, they feel fairly unique to me. I like how they mix the screaming and the clean vocals and the meanings in their songs really show through.
Probably my absolute favorite track on this EP -aside from the "Blank Space" cover, of course, is "Crossroads." Its simply beautiful and offers strength to those in need. When everyone says you're not good enough, even your own thoughts, they're there to ring you of your worth. They promise that they've got your back and that it will all be alright. That is what music is, its there to counteract the inner demons, or to offer you some form of comfort. This song is fantastic, and I could not say enough good about it.
Definitely go listen to this EP, and use it to get excited because they have a brand new, full lenght album coming out soon!
Lifelines will be coming out on October 21, and they have already released a single for the album. "Scars" is the title, and it is most definitely a badass song and its already left many people excited to hear what else they still have coming out. Just before the release of the album, I Prevail will be embarking on tour with Pierce The Veil and Neck Deep! I am hoping to go to the Orlando, FL stop, so stay tuned to see if that happens. Meanwhile, head on over to I Prevail's official website to see all of the upcoming tour dates, and pre-order Lifelines!
Back in September 2012, Neck Deep made their debut to the world with their Rain in July EP. The EP was released through the US label, We Are Triumphant, and was said to be "six songs about girls and one song about posers."
That's more of your stereotypical punk rock sound, but they sound more pop punk. So they really introduced themselves well, by messing with the known stereotype, and this lent a big hand in where they are today.
They released the first song, "What Did You Expect?" and began recording more songs in Ben Barlow's basement. Then they finally released the EP on September 18, 2012!
One of my favorite songs on the track is "A Part Of Me", which he said was about a girl he was crazy about at sixteen. It sounds almost like a diary entry about one of a crush. She means the world to you and will always stick with you because of how she is. Its really sweet everything he has to say to her, and I can only hope that the girl is or was grateful for all of the things he said about her.
Another track I want to acknowledge is the last one on the EP and is the shortest song I've ever acknowledged in a review. "All Hype, No Heart" is the one song about posers and its literally just calling out powers. Its a little pointless, in a way, but I can't help but laugh at it. Especially how it so bluntly ends with, "So go fuck yourself." Its just amusing, and I must say well done to them.
This was a great way to introduce yourselves to the world, but Neck Deep has grown a lot since then. They've only gotten better, stronger and a hell of a lot busier. If you would like to see what they're up to, please head on over to their official website. They're not doing a ton until September of this year, but then they will be performing at several festivals. Those festivals include the High Elevation Rock Festival, Riot Fest and Texas Munity. For more information, please visit the respective festivals website.
On October 28th, 2005, Rammstein released their fifth studio album Rosenrot (English: Rosey Red or Red Rose). By all technicalities it is the sequel or part 2 to the previous album Reise, Reise, the original title of the album was Reise, Reise Volume Two. With mixed reviews it is one of their least successful albums, save for their very first album Herzeleid, it has the least amount of certifications and charted the lowest on most popular album charts. This is partially due to the fact the album was released within a year and a month of each other, which typically makes the albums not chart as well, however time has been kind to Rosenrot, making Benzin and Te Quiero Puta! huge fan favorites.
As with a lot of heavy metal acts, Rammstein has a huge following in Central and South Amerika, therefore Till decided to learn a little Spanish and the song Te Quiero Puta! (English: I want/love you Bitch/Whore) was the result. Being mostly a very filthy song, as is normal for Rammstein, to a Spanish speaking individual the song is hilarious. Even for those with minimal knowledge of the language will chuckle slightly at the breakdown where Carmen Zapata sings over mariachi trumpets “Mas mas mas per favor, mas mas mas si si senor” which doesn’t exactly take too much to figure out the meaning behind. All around Te Quiero Puta! Is a hidden gem on the album and is definitely worth a listen - and a good read on a translator app if you don’t speak the language.
Benzin (English: Gas/Petrol/fuel) is the first single off the album and is the most prominent track of the whole album. A mostly straight forward song, it reminds one of Motley Crue’s song “Kickstart My Heart” as the song primarily is about Till’s love for driving fast. The opening lines (in English) are: “I need time, no heroine, No alcohol, no nicotine. Need no help, no caffeine, but dynamite and turpentine. I need oil for gasoline.” While the rest of the song mostly repeats itself from there it’s worth mentioning the video. It follows five of the band members dressed as firemen in an over sized fire truck that they drive recklessly, hitting many cars and pedistrians alike, until the arrive at the scene of Flake acting as a man about to jump to his death. The firemen put out a life net for him of which he lands in - and rips right through it. All around the video is actually quite hilarious and pairs perfectly with the overall high energy of the song.
For the very first time, with the song Stirb Nict Von Mir/Don’t Die Before I Do, Rammstein slowed it down and delivered an honest love song - not without the typical Rammstein lyrical flair however. The song tells the tale of a couple who long for each other. One they can truly love but neither have met each other yet. In a duet style of singing, it goes between Till singing in German about the woman being lonely and longing for a one to truly love and Bobo singing in English of how she dreams every night of a man who comes to her in her dreams and makes her feel loved. But when she awakens she doesn’t know his name nor who he is. All she urges is that he doesn’t die before she does, so that she can have that one time of truly being with the one she loves, she sees other couples happiness and wonders when she’ll find her own.
Despite being their most unknown album of recent years, Rosenrot has a lot of draw to life long fans of the group, while not their strongest album, I highly suggest giving it a listen if you are a fan who never has or are someone just getting into them.
Rammstein currently is on tour but no stops in America have been disclosed. For more information if you live outside of the US visit their website by clicking here.
Written by Coby Andrews.
Real Friends is a pop punk band from Illinois, and on May 27 of this year, they released their second studio album, The Home Inside My Head. It appears to have only charted on one chart, which was the Billboard 200, but it reached number 53 so it did pretty well!
The only single to be released so far is actually the last track on the album, which is "Colder Quicker." This came out on April 1, and it was no joke, even though it was April Fool's Day. I feel like this song is about wanting to do more for someone, but not being able to and still feeling bad about it even though you did all you could. In other words, their weakness is that they care too much, and that is something I can relate to.
Now this was actually the first time I had ever listened to Real Friends, so obviously I have nothing to compare it to, but where have they been all my life? The entire album appeared to have a very personal mindset that set very well with me. A running thing with this album is caring too much, which is something, I, and surely hundreds of thousands of other people struggle with. Even when someone doesn't care at all, somehow you still care about them a lot. Anyone who deals with that needs to hear this album. I sort of felt like this album was directed at me because of what each song said. Add all of the meanings to the fact that it came out on my birthday, and we have a match.
The entire album is awesome, and the theme we just mentioned really does carry out through the entire album. Which is why it was a bit difficult to pick favorite tracks. That being said, I did manage to pick out a few. My favorites are, "Empty Picture Frames", "Scared To Be Alone", and "Well, I'm sorry."
"Empty Picture Frames" actually contains a reminder that I think more people need to hear. This does include myself as well, I might add. "I've learned that its okay to be selfish. It keeps me from falling apart at the seams. Stuck is where I feel in place, a feeling I'll embrace." Its okay to look out for yourself, and picture your own world, not do everything for everyone.
The album is actually full of reminders just like that, and its something I really appreciated a lot. I get the feeling that Real Friends are very compassionate souls, and speak to other compassionate souls and that's something I greatly appreciate.
So, to wrap things up, clearly I have been missing out on Real Friends. If you're like me and are new to them, I recommend you check them out. If you're not new to them, please let me know what your favorite songs from them are so I can look them up.
While you're at it, please head on over to the Real Friends official website! They are on Warped tour all summer long, and have some other tour dates already organized for later in the year. You can also get a copy of this album, and see some pictures while you're over there!
It came to my attention that somehow I never did a review of All Time Low's Don't Panic. The album came out on October 8, 2012, and then had a deluxe edition come out almost a full year later. I'm not sure how I over looked writing about this album, because I absolutely loved it when it came out, and can honestly say I listen to it a lot. Have since it was released. But, better late than never, right?
The album did extremely well on the charts, but especially in the US. It hit number one on the Top Internet Albums, as we well as the Billboard Independent charts. It also broke the top ten on the Billboard 200, Tastemaker Albums, Rock Albums, and in the UK. It also hit number 13 in Australia, 14 in Japan and 18 in Canada.
The first single came out on August 24, 2012 and was "For Baltimore." This song is the opposite of the typical pop punk stereo type. Instead of saying they hate their hometown, this is an ode to their Baltimore. Its fun, its catchy and encourages them to "Do it for me -do it for Baltimore." To this day, I don't know what we're supposed to be doing for Baltimore, but it sounds good, so I'm going to go with it.
Now remember how I said I was going to be talking about the deluxe edition? They called it Don't Panic! Its Longer Now, which is silly in its own right, but that's All Time Low for you.
The deluxe edition came with eight new songs, one of which features Pierce The Veil's Vic Fuentes, "A Love Like War." This song was a pretty badass one, because in a way it mixed All Time Low's classic, pop rock sound, with Pierce The Veil's almost post-hardcore sound. It meshed really well, and in a way, ended up carrying over a bit to the next album, Future Hearts. It took the internet by storm for quite a while when it came out. Everyone was so excited, and loving the new sound. They also were laughing a bit at the music video, and making memes about Alex choking on popcorn in the background of the video. It really helped make the excitment rise for the deluxe edition.
Which now brings me to my favorite tracks of the album. "A Love Like War" is one of them, and while I do love this entire album, I'm only going to pin point a couple of them. Those songs are, "Somewhere In Neverland", "The Irony Of Choking On A Lifesaver", and "Canals."
"Somewhere In Neverland" is whimsical in a way, and a lot of fun. It encourages someone to get out of their ordinary life and find an escape.
"The Irony of Choking On A Lifesaver", is kind of the opposite of that. Its quite negative, but done in such an upbeat way that you can't help but enjoy it. Its all about someone constantly bringing you down, and they get their point across with just the first line alone. "Stop fucking around with my emotions." Its just an awesome song, and may possibly be one of my absolute favorite All Time Low songs.
Now for "Canals", which is also quite possible one of my all time favorites from them. I really feel like we get into Alex Gaskarth's head a lot with this one and it really left the All Time Low fan base questioning a whole bunch of things. I won't go into too much details in that, but I will say this song is awesome. It also has more of the rock side of the pop punk, which is wonderful.
Well, this was a long review, clearly I had a lot to say about only a few songs. I hope you guys enjoyed it! Please let me know what your favorite songs off of the album are, and feel free to check out the review I already did of Future Hearts. Future Hearts came out in April 2015, and they're still supporting it today.
Speaking of All Time Low supporting things, head on over to their website to check out all of their tour dates, and to get information on their upcoming DVD. They're finally releasing Straight To DVD 2! Further information can be found on their official website.
Yet another iconic album that I have loved for quite some time, yet somehow didn't get a chance to review. My Chemical Romance's second album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge! This is quite possibly my favorite My Chem album, and it was released on June 8, 2004, so it just surpassed its twelfth anniversary.
Upon its release, it did fairly well among charts, as it broke the top 40 on charts in the US, UK, New Zealand, Ireland, and Australia. It also reached charts in several other countries like Austria, Japan, and Scottland, but the real success is expressed with the fans loyalty. The success for MCR really grew with this album, and has Platinum certifications in the US, UK, and Canada. It also has gone gold in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Ireland, Mexico, and New Zealand.
Its pretty obvious that this album is extremely loved, and its still being rocked out to all these years later. The lead single, "I'm Not Okay (I Promise", is one of those songs that everyone knows, even if they don't realize that they do. There's a slight insanity factor to it, while being extremely catchy, which I think is where a lot of the appeal comes from.
For me however, my favorites were not singles. Except for "Thank You For The Venom", which apparently was a single, but only in the UK. I've always loved the way this sounded and when I say always, I mean ALWAYS. This was actually one of the first non-pop songs I genuinely really liked many, many years ago. To me, the song is about the world trying to stop you, and you're telling them to fire at will, but they're never going to get you down. Instead, their negativity will only fuel you, and that's something I love.
I discovered this album a good probably three years after it was released, and I've had different favorites at different times. "Thank You For The Venom" has always been a favorite, like I just said, but I think at some point every song on this album has been a favorite. I can remember a time where "The Ghost Of You" was my absolute favorite song and I would play it almost constantly. I can also remember a time where it was "I Never Told You What I did For A Living", or just, "I"m Not Okay."
Remembering how my favorites from this album have changed quite a bit over the years made me wonder -what are my favorites now? So, I turned the album on for old times sake, and honestly, I think I would have to say there's three favorites. Those are, "Its Not A Fashion Statement, Its a Fucking Deathwish", "Cemetery Drive", and "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison."
I really can't tell you why that's the case, but I can say MCR has always been something special and I will always enjoy them. Especially this album. You can get it wherever music is sold, and please do me a favor and let me know what your favorite songs from this album are!
At this point, its more or less safe to assume that everyone has heard of Twenty One Pilots. I would be very surprised if someone hasn't at least heard the name, or unknowingly heard part of at least one song. I personally had that happen, completely unknowingly. I'll explain later on, as the first two songs I ever heard from TØP are on this album.
Anyways, the album that really seemed to draw full attention to Twenty One Pilots was actually their fourth studio album, Blurryface. It came out on May 17, 2015, and its insanely popular. In just one year, its already gone Gold in Canada, Denmark, and the UK, and Platinum in the US. It also hit number one on two different US charts, and broke the top ten in five other countries.
So clearly, Blurryface is a big fucking deal!
I think part of their appeal is the fact that they're extremely unique. There's not many people -if any, quite like this duet. Plus, they're very catchy. If I was to describe their sound, I would say alternative hip hop would be fitting, or hip hop pop -if that's a thing. They're definitely not my usual taste but I do see their appeal.
Prior to doing this album, I had only heard three songs, two of which were singles. "Fairly Local", "The Judge", and obviously, "Stressed Out." Now even TØP has acknowledged that "Stressed Out" is a bit overplayed, but its still a good song, nonetheless. I like the meaning behind it, because who doesn't want to go back to a simpler time some days? We all do it, and we all end up reminiscing about childhood memories. In those case, the memories include building a rocket ship and flying it far away. I'm honestly not surprised this song blew up, even if the style isn't for everyone, everyone can appreciate the lyrics on some level.
That's something I noticed through out the album, lyrics that everyone could possibly appreciate. Plus, some very good one liners in lyrics. I could probably pin point something in every song, but I won't go on for that long. As it is there was a lot to say about this album that very clearly blew up, so I will try to hurry it up so you're not reading forever. So, instead of talking about everything, I will just pick out a couple songs to talk about. Those songs are, "Ride", "Tear In My Heart", and last but certainly not least, "We Don't Believe What's On TV."
Actually, "We Don't Believe What's On TV" hands down is my favorite on this album. It was one of those songs that made me stop and go, "Holy shit, they feel the exact same way I do" to myself, while blinking at the lyrics on my computer screen. Its all about doubting your dreams, and just hoping people will still be around when you fail. Notice that -its when you fail, not if. There's this interesting thing when you are really dedicated to a goal, where sometimes you feel like you're on top of the world and everything's going to work out. Then there's the reverse side of that, where you feel like you're falling down a hill, and will definitely not be able to come back from that. You constantly go back and forth if you're doing the right thing or completely wasting your time.
I've never had a song express that so well, so this one really impressed me! This is something I struggle with a lot, so its always cool to realize that someone who has made it, feels the same way. It gives you some hope that maybe one day it'll be the same for you.
I rambled on a long time about just that song alone, so I'm going to be fairly brief about the other two songs. "Tear in My Heart" is easily the sweetest TOP song I've heard so far. Its about caring for someone so much, and he compares love to music. I'm a sucker for anything being compared to music really. "The songs on the radio are okay, but my taste in music is your face. And it takes a song to come around to show you how." He thinks back to a time when a girl fell asleep in his car and he avoided pot holes just so she could sleep, while cussing the government for not using our taxes to fill the holes with more cement. It feels quite genuine, and very really, and that's something I really thought was great.
Lastly, there's "Ride." It really paints a picture of feeling like you're struggling and falling, but yet you're still trying to get time on your side. It also talks about how its easy to say you've got someone's back,but we all know some don't. Its a very deep, interesting track and that's definitely something to appreciate. Not to mention, but completely mentioning it anyways, it would make a very awesome music video, if they stuck to the lyrics and used that fully as their inspiration.
So there you have it, Blurryface is an awesome album and that's really no news to anyone. On that note, please let me know what your favorite songs from this album are, and head on over to Twenty One Pilot's official website. Over there you can see a ton of stuff, like tour dates, merch, pictures, and more!
TOP is currently on tour around the US and almost every date is already sold out, but then in August they will be heading over to the UK for the Reading and Leeds Festivals, then going to Canada and all over Europe in the fall! Full tour dates can be found over on the site, as we already said, so please go check that out.
Rammstein, on October 16th of 2009, released their most recent album Liebe Ist Für Alle Da (English: Love is for everyone). Previous to the album dropping only one single was released, but still to much success, the single titled ‘Pussy’ became an instant fan favorite. In Finland the album went platinum on pre-orders alone. In Germany it went double platinum despite being censored (in Germany explicit music is treated like R+ rated films, M rated video games or alcohol and tobacco are handled - so no one under 18 could buy the album legally) by the German government for a time. Within weeks of release, it peaked at number one in 9 countries Album Charts, and was in the top 10 album charts of 22 other countries. Reaching number 13 on the US charts makes it the most successful Rammstein album to date in the United States.
Of all the songs off the album, Ich Tu Dir Weh (English: I Hurt You) maintains the claim of being the song to gain the album its explicit title and becoming banned by the German government. Without a full translation of the song, or full knowledge of the German language, it just sounds like a normal badass Rammstein song. Digging a little deeper finds that the song is about incredibly rough and downright disturbing sadomasochistic sex. With (translated) lines such as “Barbed wire in the urethral tract. Throw your flesh in salt and pus” and “Bites, kicks, hard blows. Needles, pliers, a blunt saw. What you wish, I don't say no.” It becomes rather clear why the German government chose to ban the song. Only to lift the ban several months later in May 2010. Even the chorus of: “I hurt you, I'm not sorry, It's good for you, Hear how it screams” is just downright wrong. Despite lyrically being an incredibly fucked song, it is actually a quite fantastic song, and is a huge fan favorite. During live performances band members Till and Flake have a staged fight on stage that ends with Till chasing Flake into a bathtub of which Till pours sparks into from a massive milk carton. After several explosions Flake emerges, unscathed, in a silver holographic suit.
For obvious reasons, the song Pussy immediately draws attention to the English speaking crowd, those who have seen the video can agree on how attention catching it is as well. Being the first single released from the album, it definitely set the pace that this was an album that would push the boundaries further than any other Rammstein album had before, and that is really saying something considering how they have sung songs about murder, cannibalism and *gasp* anal sex. Opening with the lines “Too big, too small, size does matter after all.” It doesn’t take a genius to realize Pussy is simply a song about fucking, it has no deeper meaning, and was written mostly as a joke by Till (lead vocals) who at the time was still learning to speak English more fluently. With the catchy chorus of “You got a pussy, I have a [sic] dicka. So what’s the problem? Lets do it quick.” It is hard to not love the song. The video, released two weeks before the single, was featured on a porn site due to how dirty it is. For those who don’t wish to get fired from their jobs out of curiosity, the video features the band playing the song wearing leather outfits, interspersed with 6 hardcore pornographic videos featuring each of the band members as a different stereotypical pornographic character: Till as the Playboy, Christoph as the CEO, Paul as the Cowboy, Oliver as Mr. Pain (a BDSM fetishist), Richard as the Partyboy, and Flake as a Shemale. However, body doubles were used for all of the band members.As is to be expected as the video progresses it follows the typical setup of a porno, beginning, middle and finishing if you will. To this day video services such as YouTube make it incredibly hard to find due to the pornographic nature of the video. During live performances Till will mount a massive cannon in the shape of a penis and spray the crowd with “foam” from it’s tip.
Perhaps Rammstein's most beautiful song, Roter Sand (English: Red Sand) begins with a stark whistle, and begins to tell the story of a man dying for a woman who he loved. In an unspecified way, the protagonist is on the losing end of a duel, (translated from German) he says “One love, two pistols. One is aiming at my face. He says, I had stolen you. That you love me, he doesn't know.” The implied story is that they were caught in the act by a jealous father, boyfriend or otherwise. It is also a possibility that the protagonist was having an affair with a woman and the husband found out and sought vengeance. The fact that the song never specifies further adds to the mystery of the song. Later on it’s said “One love, two pistols. One was able to draw faster. Well, it wasn't me. Now you belong to him.” Which further promotes the idea of a jealous husband but also invites the idea of the two were dueling to the death for the love of the woman in a very cowboy type duel. The final verses of the song are talking of how he is bleeding out and won’t be of use to anything anymore aside from food for the birds. Curiously enough on the deluxe edition of the album there is a track called Liese with the exact same music but with a much more exact and rather disturbing story. It tells the tale of a man named Jakob constantly trying to get a girl named Liese to have sex with him in a wheat field they both tend to. Eventually she gives in after so long and they rush off and spend the rest of the day hidden in the wheat. Given that they sound to be the same song it is possible that it is Jakob who is the protagonist who dies in Roter Sand but there is no concrete evidence to back up this claim. Also on the Deluxe version of the album there is a version done of Roter Sand with an orchestra that adds further to the dark beauty of the song.
In the last 7 years Rammstein has been on a hiatus from which they just returned from. On June 4th they played their first new song in over 7 years, the name of the song is Ramm 4. It has not been released yet on any conventional music shop websites but you can find the song easily on YouTube from their recent concerts. Rammstein currently is on a full world tour. Making one and only stop in the US at Chicago’s Open Air festival this Friday the 15th.
For further information, please head on over to Rammstein's official website, or the Chicago Open Air Festival.
Written by Coby Andrews
Revocation is a heavy metal band from Boston, MA and they formed in 2006. They've come a long way and will be releasing a brand new album on July 11 of this year. The album is called Great Is Our Sin, and have said that this is a defining record for them.
While listening to the album, I was very much so reminded of bands like Atreyu, Slipknot -somewhat, and a few others I couldn't quite place. Those who prefer a great deal of growling and whatnot, will definitely love Revocation.
I'm usually a big one on lyrics, but in this case, for some reason I was more drawn to the music. Its heavy, and very well done. I've found sometimes with the heavier styles, things can get drowned out some, but that's not the case with Revocation. They found the perfect blend, and for that, I applaud them.
If pressed to pick a favorite song off this album, I would have to say its probably, "Monolithic Ignorance." All the songs had different special charms to them, but for some reason, that one stood out the most to me.
"Monolithic Ignorance" not only has a cool name, but has a lot of great instrumentals to back up the heavy vocals. I also really enjoy the fact that in this song in particular, the front man, David Davidson, threw in some clean vocals. It really added something to the song, and I appreciated that.
I don't want to give too much away, but I will say its definitely worth checking out. You can get the album officially on July 11, so not that much longer of a wait is ahead. You can also check out more music from Revocation over on their Facebook and official website!
While you're there, be sure to take a look at their tour dates, because starting July 26 they will be doing a tour here in the US. That tour will go through August 21, and then in October they head over to Europe to perform in Germany, The Netherlands, the UK, and more through November 11!
Use this brand new release as way to get excited and then enjoy Revocation live and stay tuned for more content about them including a biography and an interview! Both are coming soon.
Extreme throwback for an album that should have been completed years ago, but somehow was over looked by mistake. Escape The Fate's second album, This War Is Ours came out on October 21, 2008, and was the first one to feature Craig Mabbitt as the singer.
It did fairly well on charts, as it sold 13,000 copies within its first week alone and debuted at number 35 on the Billboard 200. It also broke the top fifty on five other charts here in the US, and in Australia.
The first album came out on September 16, 2008 -which fun fact, is exactly three years before Immortal Music began- and was "The Flood."
I'm not gonna lie to you guys, I've listened to this album countless times over the years. I discovered Escape The Fate when this album came out, so I know every song on this album very well. I must say, my favorites on this album are the singles. Those songs are "The Flood", as I just mentioned, "Something", and "10 Miles Wide."
"Something" is just beautiful, and kind of bittersweet because its about wanting someone who once loved you but now wants someone else. "And now you wish that you meant something. And now you wish that you meant something to somebody else. And now you wish that you met someone. And now you wish that you meant something to somebody else."
"The Flood" has been one of those songs I've rocked out to for years, and if I'm perfectly honest, I'm not entirely sure why that is. I think its because its catchy, but at the same time the lyrics resonated very well with me. "I feel the pressure, its coming down on me. Its turning me black and blue. Oh whoa, you left me on the side of the road. And now I've got no place to go, you brought the flood."
Its sort of about feeling the weight on the world on your shoulders, and to add insult to injury, people are just abandoning you and making it worse. When this song came out, I felt a bit like that, so I think it just always stuck with me. Plus, the song is quite catchy in its tone.
Same thing actually goes for "10 Miles Wide" actually, which I heard was written by Max Green about Ronnie Radke actually. I'm not sure if that's true, but that's what I have always heard. Either way, that one is about someone leaving quite the mark on you as they walked out of your life, and its just done very well, and I've always enjoyed it. Plus, the music video for it is great....and there's an X-rated version of it that you can find online if you look hard enough.
Surely its not surprising what I'm about to say, but I love this album. Always have, probably always will. Since the release of this album, Escape The Fate have released three other fantastic albums, and you can find reviews of all of them coming soon. As it stands right now, somehow there's only one other review on the website, and that's their self titled album, which came out two years after this one. The two more recent ones will be coming soon, so stay tuned.
Also be sure to head on over to Escape The Fate's website to see what all they're up to. They don't have a ton coming up, just the Rock fest in Cadott, WI on July 15, and Heavy Montreal on August 6. But you can also look at their merch, listen to music, and just generally stay up to date with them over there.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.