The album we're going to talk about today is an oldie but a goodie, and because it existed, there's always been a little bit of controversy between fans. Some love what all has played out since the release of this album, some absolutely cannot stand it and are stuck in the past.
Today we're talking about Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, which was the debut album for Escape The Fate. The album came out on October 3, 2006, and its also the only one to feature the original singer, Ronnie Radke. That's where the controversy kicks in because some people say Escape The Fate sucks without him, he should have never created Falling In Reverse, blah blah blah. Personally, I love the way things turned out, everyone's better off where they are now, and all the music that's the being created is fantastic. Not to mention, he's healthy now, and not on drugs, like he was when this was created.
Nonetheless, this album is where it all began so it must be talked about. I'm not sure how I didn't get around to talking about this one, because I've known about it for many years now, and have listened to it for years as well. That already tells you what I think of it, but I'm going to keep talking anyways!
Three singles came out of this album, and I'm pretty sure everyone knows the last one that was released. "Situations" is probably the biggest song to ever be released from Escape The Fate. So big that I probably don't even need to explain it. You probably just read the word "situations" and instantly finished the lyric with, "Are irrelevant now."
The other two singles are "There's No Sympathy For The Dead" and "Not Good Enough For The Truth in Cliché." The ladder actually is one of my personal favorite songs on the album, along with another that is not a single, "Reverse This Curse."
Now to be honest, I can't tell you why those are my favorite songs. I really don't have a clue, especially because "Not Good Enough For The Truth in Cliche'" tells the tail of watching someone kill themselves. Its kind of mortifying when you think about it, but they did it so well that I enjoy the song a lot.
As for "Reverse This Curse", to me it seems to be about love. The lyrics say it all, "One last chance to reverse this curse. You stole my heart but I had it first. And now I see you've got something prove, and nothing to lose, so let me tell you the truth." You love someone, but they're not good for you at all. Some of the other lyrics in the song depict that very well.
This album was entirely important and honestly had this one not existed, nothing in the Escape The Fate discography, or Falling In Reverse for that matter would exist so regardless of how you feel about the whole thing, you should appreciate its existence. Its slightly different than everything else that came after it, but still very good.
What do you think of this album? Let me know, and then head on over to Escape The Fate's website to see what they're up to now. The day this review was posted, they were in Canada, playing the Heavy Montreal Festival, and then in September they will be going to Mexico, and Australia in October! For full tour dates, please head on over to their official website, as I already said and I will talk to you very soon.
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