The last time I saw Armor for Sleep, I thought they were really good and had a great time. I saw Senses Fail last week and was impressed by their stage presence as well. Maybe I"m just easily impressed, but I know that if you're just standing their and not really into it you'll probably think a lot of bands are pretty bad live. A band's energy can make up for less than stellar vocals or a few missed notes.
I've heard this so many times from so many different people, some who actually never have seen Senses Fail live. I've been to 7 or 8 of their shows, and only 2 were as bad as you described. Their bassist can't scream, Buddy's vocals used to be really weak but as of 2 years ago, his singing has improved considerably. They've not been consistent when it comes to vocals, but I've witnessed at 5 shows where I was amazed. You've got to give them a little more credit than that, they've always had amazing stage presence when they've been lacking in the other stuff, but everyone has had bad days, some just have more but they're on their way. They just need to replace that bassist.
yes they do. i saw them last year at taste of chaos and i have seen them live on countless videos. none of which have been amazing. yes i admit their stage presence is pretty good, and the vocals have improved on the records since their ep. i even like a few senses fail songs, including bloody romance which includes the worst screaming ive ever heard recorded. theyve got an amazing backing vocalist all they need is a good screamer.
i dont know whts with the AFS nd SF bashing ball here but i saw both of them at warped nd completely loved it. esp the SF acoustic. i enjoy bands who can rev up a crowd but i think i prefer those who dont jump around like fools on stage. ive been to many many shows nd AFS is one of my favs. im seeing them this coming march nd im psyched.