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Alesana - The Emptiness

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Alesana - The Emptiness
Record Label: Fearless Records
Release Date: January 26, 2010
This review is a user submitted review from Dystroxia. You can see all of Dystroxia's submitted reviews here.
 
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01:47 PM on 02/13/10
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Weird. You say it's an improvement and give it some praise, yet you rate it so low.
But personally, I think the lyrics should be way lower. And I know this album is no masterpiece, but a 0.25 in production, creativity (the concept of the story is pretty creative in my opinion), and lasting value? Okay then...
01:49 PM on 02/13/10
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Weird. You say it's an improvement and give it some praise, yet you rate it so low.
But personally, I think the lyrics should be way lower. And I know this album is no masterpiece, but a 0.25 in production, creativity (the concept of the story is pretty creative in my opinion), and lasting value? Okay then...
I accidentally didn't rate it right.

I need to fix that now, btw I've been waiting for this to be submitted and I didn't know when it would be.
01:54 PM on 02/13/10
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I accidentally didn't rate it right.

I need to fix that now, btw I've been waiitng for this to be submitted and I didn't know when it would be.
Hah, yeah that seems better.
I haven't been a fan of this band since like...9th grade. I proly won't check this out, but it's cool they got better I guess.
02:00 PM on 02/13/10
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Hah, yeah that seems better.
I haven't been a fan of this band since like...9th grade. I proly won't check this out, but it's cool they got better I guess.
You should.

Where Myth was bad, but The Emptiness is SO much better.

Listen to "To Be Scared by an Owl" and "The Thespian."
02:07 PM on 02/13/10
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You should.

Where Myth was bad, but The Emptiness is SO much better.

Listen to "To Be Scared by an Owl" and "The Thespian."
I don't know. I liked one song on the last album: Seduction. The clean vocals were actually okay to me, if I remember correctly. The rest of the album was just screaming with no melody to me. And the lyrics don't really appeal to me. I guess I grew out of them. I do like other bands in this genre though (A Skylit Drive, Broadway, blessthefall...I guess if you consider them in the same genre...).
09:11 PM on 02/13/10
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I don't know. I liked one song on the last album: Seduction. The clean vocals were actually okay to me, if I remember correctly. The rest of the album was just screaming with no melody to me. And the lyrics don't really appeal to me. I guess I grew out of them. I do like other bands in this genre though (A Skylit Drive, Broadway, blessthefall...I guess if you consider them in the same genre...).
Hmm, idk about ASD (I never listened to them) but the other two I can see a relation
09:20 PM on 02/13/10
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Hmm, idk about ASD (I never listened to them) but the other two I can see a relation
A Skylit Drive is so much better than Alesana. Check out their album Wires...and the Concept of breathing.
09:23 PM on 02/13/10
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A Skylit Drive is so much better than Alesana. Check out their album Wires...and the Concept of breathing.
Is it worth the listen?
09:24 PM on 02/13/10
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Is it worth the listen?
Yes. You'll love it.
09:27 PM on 02/13/10
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I take your word for it.
09:47 PM on 02/18/10
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Drew's review was scored way too low, but imo this was scored a bit too high. Better placed screams can't make up for not having good screams, I would consider the lyrics definitely below average, like a 5 or 6. Musicianship? Being as good at guitar as anyone else and having a good drummer doesn't seem to be an 8 to me...but eh combine the two reviews on this album and you get a realistic expectation of it.

And yeah, A Skylit Drive's first album was pretty damn good in my opinion, I know the band gets a bit of a bad rap on here. Their second album was pretty bad, not worth bothering with.
10:26 PM on 02/18/10
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I just watched them play the whole album through in its entirety...I've gotta say that I think I'm done with them. When I listened to the album everything just sounded so flat. I really liked On Frail Wings... and I haven't been able to enjoy a song from them since.

A Skylit Drive is 10x better than these guys. The first half of Wires... is awesome.
10:32 PM on 02/18/10
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I like the album. Nothing special though, it has a few songs that I would really enjoy seeing live.
10:33 PM on 02/18/10
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This band is not good. At all. And this is coming from someone with a pretty high tolerance for cookie-cutter screamo. A Skylit Drive is also terrible.

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