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Chiodos - Illuminaudio First Impressions
Chiodos - Illuminaudio First Impressions
09/20/10 at 08:10 PM by Keagan Ilvonen
First Listening Impressions

Chiodos - Illuminaudio

Illuminaudio
Illuminaudio is the track that was released in the initial video, that got everyone stoked for the new tunes. Nice and slow, sets the stage for what's to come.

Caves
Caves starts out with heavy drums, so deep and full sounding. This is the first display of Brandon's range on the album, going from his impressive deep screams, falsetto, and harmonies. If anyone was to replace Craig they found the right guy, he can sing like a champ. I could see this being another single down the road.

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08:13 PM on 09/20/10
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It sounds great. Three tracks I've heard sound great; stoked for this record.
08:24 PM on 09/20/10
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Solid review Keagan. (Hint: experimentation got typo-ed)
08:28 PM on 09/20/10
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Solid review Keagan. (Hint: experimentation got typo-ed)
Thanks, I typed it up in notepad because this computer I have doesn't have any word processor on it at the moment and when I copy pasted it didn't show any spelling errors.
08:50 PM on 09/20/10
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This makes me excited! Saw them live this weekend and they were solid.
08:54 PM on 09/20/10
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Sounds good, my excitement for this release just increased!
09:09 PM on 09/20/10
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saying Balmer is just "the next best thing" is a great disservice to him. He's much better than Craig, imo.
09:18 PM on 09/20/10
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I understand there is a dilemma and stress to most when it comes to whose side to take; Chiodos or DRUGS?

But I can say that in hearing both, each are awesome in their own ways. Get over the red rover bullshit and just accept that both bands have equally great musicians/people. I don't think either band lost, or is going to lose when it comes to everyone comparing and contrasting.

Regardless of their pasts, they will both continue to deliver until they hang up the towels. I will happily continue to respect and listen to both parties because music isn't a fucking competition.

P.s. Nice teaser review Keagan.
09:22 PM on 09/20/10
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Saying anything negative about DGD's Happiness is a terrible error in judgement
09:25 PM on 09/20/10
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am I the only one who realizes that Bolmer is trying way to hard to sound just like Craig?
09:32 PM on 09/20/10
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he doesn't have a lot of choice BUT to sound like Craig in order for people to identify with him singing some of the older songs.

impostor, imo.
10:11 PM on 09/20/10
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Thanks, I typed it up in notepad because this computer I have doesn't have any word processor on it at the moment and when I copy pasted it didn't show any spelling errors.
Yeah I figured it wasn't your fault since you seem like someone who takes good care of their work
10:13 PM on 09/20/10
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I understand there is a dilemma and stress to most when it comes to whose side to take; Chiodos or DRUGS?

But I can say that in hearing both, each are awesome in their own ways. Get over the red rover bullshit and just accept that both bands have equally great musicians/people. I don't think either band lost, or is going to lose when it comes to everyone comparing and contrasting.

Regardless of their pasts, they will both continue to deliver until they hang up the towels. I will happily continue to respect and listen to both parties because music isn't a fucking competition.

P.s. Nice teaser review Keagan.
Basically what I wanted to say but didn't. People need to move on. Chiodos is still great and now Craig has another outlet. Both are going to be great in their own way, people just need to realize what happened, happened and it's time to move on.
12:57 AM on 09/21/10
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I really cannot wait to hear this.
05:22 AM on 09/21/10
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new vocalist...but same impression
05:56 AM on 09/21/10
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he doesn't have a lot of choice BUT to sound like Craig in order for people to identify with him singing some of the older songs.

impostor, imo.
From a "business" standpoint it makes sense for the first album without Craig, the band doesn't want to completely alienate all their fans who were disappointed when he was kicked out.
My assumption is that Brandon will feel more comfortable with his own style on future recordings, but he was thrown into the band immediately before they went into the studio and lost one of the reasons a lot of "fans" were loyal to the band; so it seems to me that the vocal melodies were something the band was pushing for collectively along with the production/engineering on the vocal tracks to sound more like Craig did.
From the 3 tracks I've heard I think it's turned out well, I'll definitely drop my $10 on the album when it comes out, though I'm also really hopeful for what'll come next from these guys.
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