This was a great album by a great band, plain and simple. Some sings reminded the listener of Hot Damn!, while others echoed sounds of Big Dirty. Anyone who loves hardcore, or wants a beautifully orchestrated introduction to the genre, pick up this, or any, ETID record. No disappointments!
Killer album, listened through around 60 times so far.
One thing all those listens has done is brought to my attention that the high-hat and/or cymbal was either recorded or mixed kinda shitty... Sounds like distortion / ringing if you play the CD loud enough, had to really turn it down and listen carefully to even recognize that that's what it was buried so low in the mix. Most noticeable on Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow and the end of Revival Mode.
I always try and recognize my own biases and respect some else's opinion when reading reviews but I was nearly livid when I saw that AP only gave this three stars while Falling In Reverse somehow managed to be deemed 'Band of the Year'. Every Time I Die are veterans and they work their asses off to create great, hard-hitting, genuine music and the fact that someone had the nerve to dishonor their efforts with a measly three stars while praising every other half-assed pop-core band that falls out of a label's back pocket got me in quite the tizzy. I've calmed since then, and it helps knowing that while most young bands being thrown in our faces have little to no staying power, these fellas will continue to give us more great music than we can handle.