Bravo Thomas, bravo. I will have to admit that a few songs on SCS are guilty pleasures and like you said, they were at times a bit light-hearted and fun to listen to at times. But this album is as you described... so bad. And that pmtoday record is great and hopefully everyone reading this review will go click that link to the pmtoday review and check that record out. Also, lol at the RIYL
PMtoday is by far one of my favorite bands out there. They have already secured a spot in my top cds of 2010.
It is just too bad that such a wonderful band gets overlooked because of the label they are on. People need to realize though that the bad bands on rise are the minority now. There are soooo many promising or already great bands on Rise. I mean FTFD, FFTL, Pmtoday, The Bled, Emarosa, Continuance, Oceana HOLY CRAP OCEANA (by far the most inventive band out there, don't believe me? Type up Oceana live on youtube and watch the recent videos. What Denny does on the drums is crazy and any drummer would agree at how complex some of the stuff he does is!).