Avenged Sevenfold is one of those bands that everyone seems to know of, and this album, in my eyes, is what got them truly known. This album features several hit tracks, such as "Almost Easy", "Afterlife", "Critical Acclaim", "Scream", and "A Little Piece Of Heaven."
Nothing bad can be said about this album, its incredible. My personal favorite on the album is "Scream", though I've never really been quite sure if its a dirty song, or a creepy song about a rapist or something.
This album deserves nothing less than five stars.
All Time Low's new album, Don't Panic may not be their best album of all time, but they certainly worked hard on it. That's very obvious.
The whole album is upbeat and fun, but my favorites are, "If These Sheets Were The States", "Backseat Serenade", "The Irony Of Choking On A Lifesaver", and "Somewhere In Neverland." This album is full of different things such as wanting to live your life, love, hate, missing someone, and wanting to get away from reality. Its all very real, and has been put together expertly. This is one of the best albums of 2012.
This is a five star album.
This album isn't nearly as incredible as their newest album, Challenger, but its pretty good still. Matty Mullins' voice has changed a lot since this album, and for the better.
My personal favorite track on the album is "Ghost In The Mirror" but for no particular reason.
This was over all a decent album, though they definitely had room to grow as a band still. I give this album four stars, because it was good, but not great.
The introduction to the album, "Pyscho" is nothing short of amazing. That's Outrageous! resemnbles Asking Alexandria and Escape The Fate. They're heavier rock, with great vocals and great instrumentals, and they all flow together perfectly. This makes a very simple, yet good, album.
I don't actually have a favorite, I just know I really like this album and recommend it a lot to any fans of Escape The Fate or Asking Alexandria.
In case it wasn't a given, this album has recieved five stars from me.
Just when you think Sleeping With Sirens can not get anymore perfect, they go and release this EP. Every band needs an acoustic EP or album, and Sleeping With Sirens showed that they may actually be better acoustic than they are on regular recording. Which is fairly impressive as it is.
Its really difficult to choose a favorite, they're all incredible. The main draw to this EP is Kellin Quinn's voice and lyrics. When he's singing acoustic, his voice sounds even more angelic, and his already beautifully sweet lyrics are amplified. If pressed to choose a favorite, I'd have to say, "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn" is my favorite. "They say that love is forever, well your forever is all that I need. Please stay as long as you need. Can't promise that things won't be broken, but I swear that I'll never leave." Anybody can see how sweet that is. You do not see that kind of love every day. Its probably one of my favorite Sleeping With Sirens songs of all time.
There's no other rating for this EP other than five stars. If you haven't heard Sleeping With Sirens, especially acoustic, you're missing out and need to check them out right now.
Every year, people look forward to Fearless Records releasing their next installment of Punk Goes Pop, but this was a bit of a dissapointment.
If I'm perfectly honest, the only songs I reallyl iked on this album were, "Grenade" by Memphis May Fire, "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Mayday Parade featurings Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil, and "Call Me Maybe" by Upon This Dawning.
"Call Me Maybe" is a God awful song, but Upon This Dawning made it enjoyable. "Somebody That I Used To Know" is tolerable, but Mayday Parade did a good job. Adding Vic into the mix was an interesting, unexpected combination that took me a while to adjust to. "Grenade" is a beautiful song as it is, but when you have an incredible band like Memphis May Fire cover it, the song just gets ten times as amazing.
Because I only really like three songs, however, I have to give this album three stars. Punk Goes Pop 4, or really any of the ones previous to this are much better.
When you hear a name like Chelsea Grin, and an album name like "My Damnation", you don't entirely know what to expect. You do expect some heavy metal, even "death metal" as some would call it, and that is certainly what you get here.
This album is what you think of when you think of extremely heavy metal, or at least I did. My favorite track is probably the title track, "My Damnation", though I really like the whole album. It flows together very well.
If you're looking for a brutal, kick ass, heavy album, check this album out. If that's not what you're looking for, than please carry on. I give this album five stars.
I've never been a big fan of Korn, but I quite enjoyed "Get Up" and "Narcissistic Cannibal" featuring Skrillex, so I decided to give this album a chance. While I don't care for Skrillex either, he does add something great to the three songs Korn featured him in.
I was really shocked by some of the lyrical content on this one. In "Chaos Lives In Everything", he says, "Gonna take you, gonna break you, gonna rape you, fuck you bitch." That's a bit creepy. Their lyricist is clearly a bit screwed up in the head.
Over all though, its a decent album. Their singer's unique voice makes a world of difference, I couldn't picture those lyrics being accepted if they were sung by anyone else. I give this album five stars.
This was actually the first album I heard from That's Outrageous. My first thought was that their singer sounds like Escape The Fate's Craig Mabbitt. You can really hear that well on the track, "RE: Why I Killed My Girlfriend".
"RE: Why I Killed My Girlfriend" is one of the weirdest titles I have ever heard, but its probably my favorite track on the album. Its very catchy. Another stand out track is "Is It 2012 yet?" just because its vastly different from the rest of their songs and I heard it near the end of 2012. It was just ironic.
THis is a great album from a highly underrated band. I give this album five stars.
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.