Hey guys, its Alexis! For my first album review, I thought I would use an album entitled Duality: Stories Unplugged from one of my favorite bands Set It Off. Released on June 15, 2015, the EP takes an acoustic spin on tracks like “Why Worry, “The Haunting”, and “Tomorrow”. Also on this album is their song “Wild Wild World”. This was released after their album Duality, which was released back in October, 2014. This album is all acoustic, giving the tracks a more personal feel to them.
"Why Worry” was one of my favorite tracks off the first album. The song speaks about living your life, to leave all your worries behind. This song became a personal inspiration of mine, battling with my anxiety and living my best life to the fullest. I even have the Duality symbol tattooed to my wrist to remind me when I’m having a bad day.
“The Haunting” speaks of feeling angry and betrayed by someone you thought would always be there, just to be left for someone else. We’ve all felt that once or twice in our lives I’m sure.
“Wild Wild World” quickly became one of my favorite tracks on this album. With it’s lovely melodies, the song emphasizes on societal problems, and how we all can make a change. The video itself has a very powerful message, how we need to be accepting of one another and how even small kind acts can make a difference. “Destroy and rebuild / It’s kill or be killed / But we can change / we can change everything / A little love / Never hurt anything”.
Set It Off just finished three dates on their final run of Vans Warped Tour, and will soon be going on their first headlining tour in August and September. I highly encourage everyone to give their music a listen, especially their new single “Killer in The Mirror”! Be sure to watch that by clicking here, and then head on over to their website to see where all they're going on their tour!
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.