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07:35 PM on 09/19/07
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album is quite good when they don't abuse screaming and gang vocals. unfortunately, they do that way too often, and i probably won't listen to this again because of it... it really turns me off for some reason. screaming doesn't fit in, and gang vocals are just too prominent.

if i want this sound i'll stick to Daggermouth, Set Your Goals, and Living With Lions (who I only recently discovered, and we'll see how long that lasts).

also, blake, the image you hotlinked is missing the 'g' in 'jpg.' great review, though.
08:17 PM on 09/19/07
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thanks for the heads-up! Appreciate the kind words, and while I love the gang vocals (obv.), I see your points. This one is probably going to be (much like FYS) a love it or hate it type of thing. I enjoy the sound for what it is, but even more, i enjoy the aura that surrounds this release with its jokes and playful feel (or whatever, themes, if you will). It took me a bit to catch on, but once it clicked, i couldn't stop listening. And I haven't stopped for nearly a month now.
i don't like FYS either, so maybe that's it. i normally love fun and playful humorous albums, and i definitely enjoy gang vocals, but i don't know.... wasn't feeling this.

i think gang vocals are like cheesecake, where it's delicious in small doses but i have a threshold and if you keep force feeding it to me i'm bound to vomit. although i'm not sure if its even frequency of gang vocals or just the way they come off on the album. and the screaming is definitely the worst part... can't stand that.
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