i didnt write this. . . After putting this disc in my CD player, I was instantly blown away. Their music is very crafty, full of catchy hooks, powerful lyrics, and appropriate vocals to back them up. "Katherine The Grateful" blew me away with its hypnotizing guitar riffs and powerful rhythm section, and this was just the intro. Jumping from a soft, melodic base to a powerful array of shouts and muscled beats, they get the listener relaxed before taking them for a ride. "Change Is All The Rage" begins with some mid-tempo beats, before diving head first into a pop hook, and then gently toning everything down a bit. But, as usual, they soon pick up the pace again and crank up the amps, while the drums go from the soft backbone to the aggressor. Even though the music isn't that fast or aggressive, they combine enough mid-tempo beats with slower melodies to make the song a very powerful number, as it pulls on your emotions and makes you feel each note right in the heart. "Cold Enough To Break" is a very soft, sensitive number. Helping to emphasize on the emotional aspect of the song, besides the wonderful job the vocals do, is the addition of strings. The violin is so gentle and telling, it almost makes you want to cry. "Arrows To The Action" once again jumps into the rock-charged emo style this band makes sound so good. Hard hitting drums pound in your mind, while they keep the song very intense. The vocals are painfully emotional, feeling every word they sing so deeply, the listener almost gets to the point where they want to comfort the vocals and let them know everything is OK. Then there are times the music opens itself up and you begin to feel as if you're the one singing. Once again blending soft melodies with their blast of hard hitting notes, this number has to be one of my favorites. "Hummingbirds" finds the band in the slow, soft environment that really opens them up. Instead of hiding behind the charge of the guitar, or the intense rhythm section, they pour out everything with nothing to cover their wounds. It is times like this when you just sit back and start to think, while all your pain comes forth and a common bond is formed. Ending with "Please Shut Off The Lights," they combine the slow moments and their pounding moments all in one, creating a nice number that sums up everything the album is about, feelings, love, and truth. 021211
minnesota_chris ugh. Listening to someone talk about music is like listening to someone talk about sex. Kinda ridiculous and lacking. 021211
Syrope emmanuel got tired of hearing me talk about how i could hypnotize myself and all the places/times i'd tried it. 021212
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