I'm not that big into rock opera, which is what this album is. That being said, it wasn't bad. I was given the opprountity to review this album by one of the members of the band, and the author of the book this is based off of.
You can tell they worked very hard on this album, and I like that. This being said, due to so many lyrical gaps, I found myself wanting to skip through songs very often.
I point I got with this album was that they know what its like to practically drown in the problems life presents you with. That's a very relatable topic, but the way it was put together just didn't work for me.
Its not that its bad, they did well for this genre, but I just don't care for it. If you are into rock operas, you'll love it, but if you're like not into rock operas, then you won't care for it much.
I give this album four stars, because its not horrible, just not my thing.
I found Kyoto Drive to be one of a kind, I could need seem to find any band remotely like them. In this day and age, that's quite refreshing.
This mini album is a great example of the talent this band clearly has. The first full length song (the second track), "Holiday" gave em the impression that perhaps they are religious. Normally, I dlslike that, but the song was pretty good, so Ill look past that.
My favorite, however, is either, "So Much Alive", or "Breathe". Thre's no particular reason, really, I just was more drawn to those two tracks. They are fun and I like that.
Job well done, this mini album recieved five stars from Immortal Music!
This album was atually a disappointment to me. That is because its really not a new album! Most of the album is live tracks of old songs like, "Lifeline", "Getting Away With Murder", "Scars" and several others. There's nine live tracks, and only five new songs.
That being said, the four new ones are quite amazing. "Burn" has to be one of the best songs to blast through your speakers after someone has hurt you. "I trusted you, you broke me down, and you screwed me over. Don't try to deny it, you cannot hide it. I'll be ignited when I get to watch you burn."
On the flip side of that, "No Matter What" is probably one of the sweetest love songs I've ever heard. "No matter what I got your back, I'll take a bullet for you if it comes to that. I swear to God, that in the bitter end, we're gonna be the last ones standing."
They also have an awesome sex song, "One Track Mind." What's not to love there? The other two new tracks, "The Enemy" and "Kick In The Teeth" are also very good.
I would ive this album five stars, but since the majority of the album is audio from their concert DVD from 2005. I have to give it three stars only. Papa Roach's next album will be better -because it'll more than likely be full length.
In exactly one week, Blood On The Dance Floor will be releasing their brand new album, Evolution. It is currently being streameed exclusively through Hot Topic's website, and I feel like they're on to something.
BOTDF is always talking about how they're all about contraversy, but until this album, it appeared as if their music was all about sex.
I feel that this album really expresses who they are, and how much they actually care about the issues in life. There's 18 songs on this album, and twenty one on the deluxe edition.
Lyrically, this is their best album yet. They've taken things they clearly feel very strongly about, and put them into songs. My personal favorite is probably, "The Right To Love", which is all about not discrimating against anyone. "Every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunities, equal dignity. Without discrimination, regardless of race, sex, religion, sexual
preference or social status. When you were born, you were born with the same human rights as everyone else. You have the right to live, you were born free and equal to have freedom and choice of your religion and the freedom of expression. All men and women are created equal…"
I'm in love with the lyrics on this album, you can tell they really worked very hard on it. I understand why the working title was "R/evoluiton", because clearly BOTDF is on their way to starting a revolution. Musically however, I feel like they could have done better. A few songs on the album have their normal sound, such as "Revenge Porn", and "The Last Dance". I found the music to be boring, but the lyrics have so much power to them, that I'll look that over.
I give this album five stars! There's songs on this album that every person currently living needs to hear. Maybe it'll open people's minds, where eventually discrimination would be a thing of the past. Get this album on June 19, or listen to the live stream now. Even if you haven't liked BOTDF in the pa
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