Within Reason's After The Crawl EP is a perfect display of true talent. ANyone who ays, "there's no good rock bands anymore" needs to hear Within Reason. Their minds will be changed.
This free, four song Ep is filled with deep lyrics, great heart rock beats, and incredible vocals. The whole EP stands out, but "We'll Have It All" stands out just a bit more. The singer, Chris Dow was writing it when his grandmother passed away. Knowing that fact makes this song all the more memorable. Along with the line, "We don't live forever, so enjoy your short life." More people should keep those words in mind while they live their daily lives.
All in all, this is an amazing EP. Get it off of their Facebook page before its too late! I give this EP five stars, it honestly deserves the best possible rating.
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Listening to this album, specifically the screams, you can't even tell that their frontman, Austin Carlile has had two open heart surgeries. If that wasn't impressive enough, look at the lyrics, and the music. They put a lot of work into The Flood, you can clearly tell. Its not easy to release a good album that screams through most of it. That takes true talent.
Its honestly difficult to choose a favorite song on the album. If pressed to choose though, I'd have to say either "Product Of A Murderer" or "Purified." Neither is for a real reason, but I do love the sound Austin makes at the beginning of "Product Of A Murderer" a lot. More screamers need to make that sound in songs, it adds something to the song that wouldn't be there without it.
Of Mice and Men released a great album if you haven't checked it out yet, go do it right now. I give this album five, well deserved stars.
It took me a very long time to check out the latest album from
The Maine. I had heard it was vastly different from the Black And White album, and that some fans were displeased with this fact. The album is greatly different from all the other albums The Maine has released but for the better. This one is slightly more on the rock side than on the pop side, and it works for them.
My favorite is the lead single, “My Heroine”. Everything about it is just very attention. Parts of the song have a classic rock feel to them, and the lyrics are just incredible and catchy to me. What I can’t exactly figure out is if he’s singing about a girl being bad for him, or if he’s personifying a drug. It’s definitely something to consider.
The entire album is wonderful; the Maine needs to keep this sound. This one works best for them. I give this album five stars, as this is hands down their best album yet.
Listening to the album puts you in a whole new world. Instead of sitting in your room, you feel as if you’re on a beach in Jamaica. That’s the feel this album provides.
It’s not the normal kind of album I review, but with that in mind, it isn’t bad. It’s very mellow and relaxed; you could easily find yourself swaying along to it.
I can’t quite pick a favorite, but the one that stood out the most to me was the title track, “Love and the Human Outreach.” That is because the introduction is in a foreign
language, until a small child says, “Greets from the human race.” Or something along those lines. It was unique, and I liked that.
To give this album a rating, I’d have to say four stars, because it’s the first reggae album to ever keep my attention for more than a minute.
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