Yeah, I prefer the era when bands like this, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Alesana, Greeley Estates, and Sky Eats Airplane were amongst the big bands in the "scene". A lot of it still sounds fresh today, and I honestly can't see anyone saying the same about Woe Is Me or Make Me Famous five years down the road. But maybe I'm just passed the age of "getting it"
Alesana? I always felt they tried sooooooo fucking hard with their theatrical element and it got annoying.