Somehow, I over looked doing a review for Falling In Reverse's second album, Fashionably Late. I've listened to the album since it was posted on Epitpah Record's YouTube Channel almost a week before it was released, but somehow I completely over looked doing a sit down review. So, I'm fixing that now.
The album was officially released on June 18, 2013, so it just passed its three year anniversary. At the time, the album topped four different charts here in the US, and one in the UK. It hit number two on the US Top Hard Rock Album charts, three on the Top Independent Albums and four on the Top Rock and top Modern Rock albums. It also broke the top twenty of the Billboard 200, and in Australia.
So, it didn't do bad by any means. However, I honestly was not a massive fan of this album. I think the albums that came before and after this were a thousand times better. That being said, it did grow on me, and there were a couple tracks that I enjoyed right away. Those tracks were "Game Over" and "Keep Holding On."
"Game Over" is honestly a fun track. It incorporates very iconic video game sounds and themes, like Mario Brothers. Its actually sort of about moving up in life, when you stop to think about it, but at a glance its just a lot of fun.
"Keep Holding On" is the exact opposite of that and is meant to speak for anyone who is struggling with anything in life. Whether its bullying, or just life struggles, this song just encourages you to keep holding on. Honestly, I'm kind of a sucker for songs like that, so its not surprising that I like this track.
Now one that I honestly thought was absolutely terrible at first was, "Bad Girls Club." I just thought it was cheesy and stupid at first. I still think that, but its fun and catchy as well, so my opinion on that song has changed now. Its actually one of the tracks I find myself turning on semi frequently.
So over all, would I say this album is amazing? No, but I also wouldn't say it sucks either. Its alright, and is worth giving a chance if you haven't already but I would say don't judge them on it. I would say listen to their first or third albums to get a fair judgement of their true potential.
Falling In Reverse is still doing great things to this day! They are going on the 2016 Vans Warped tour which just kicked off the other day! For the full lineup head on over to the Vans Warped tour website and be sure to stay up to date with Falling In Reverse on their website as well!
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