yeah, hes got pretty good vocals, but his melodies are kind of bland with the exception of a few choruses. seems to stay within the same pocket throughout the cd which makes a lot of the songs blend together. im gonna give it more of a chance for the sole reason that there's barely any bands around in the "scene" with a decent clean vocalist, and even less without much screaming at all
I like most of the melodies. Some are bland, like "This Ain't No Place for Animals", "One Hundred" and "The Sower" has some boring ones here and there. By coal riff I mean how his voice jumps different notes in succession with one syllable. If that's unclear, Christina Aguilera, Jonny Craig, Tyler Carter overuse this technique. Listen to "Antarctica", you'll hear he'll drag out the last syllable of a word. "Before you walk you'll cra-a-a-a-awl... Are held to the grou-ou-ou-ound... through the ni-i-i-ight." Happens throughout a lot of the other songs too.