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Alex DiVincenzo 01/24/11 11:34 AM

ABSOLUTExclusive: I Am Empire
 
I Am Empire's second full-length, Kings, hits stores tomorrow, but you can stream the entire album on their AP.net profile. The release, marking the band's Tooth & Nail debut, brings to mind the likes of Anberlin (with whom the group co-wrote a track), Jimmy Eat World, Muse, and My Chemical Romance. Let us know what you think in the replies.

jasonisasleep 01/24/11 11:54 AM

not a bad album, just can't really get into them. i have their last album too, but i'm hoping it clicks some day for me.

Ryan Gardner 01/24/11 12:02 PM

Haven't been able to get into this one :-|

letsgoflyers 01/24/11 12:09 PM

meh. i never listened to these guys before about a week ago, was curious to check this out but i dont know if its clicking for me either.

Matthew Tsai 01/24/11 12:17 PM

Much better signing by T&N than any of their other recent ones. Decent release if you like catchy melodies and solos. If you stretch things a little you could potentially throw Letter Kills into the RIYL too.

cwhit412 01/24/11 12:21 PM

I would have liked this a few years ago. It's just so average, that it's not even worth it.

PetitnaindesĪles 01/24/11 12:32 PM

I like it apart from the soft song, pretty catchy.

canvasofwinter 01/24/11 12:34 PM

I really like the album. Maybe a little too stuffed with ballads for my tastes, but the crunchier songs are all pretty great. Saints and Sinners is catchy as fuck.

Memphis 01/24/11 12:44 PM

RIYL are weird, the album doesn't sound like any of them imho, it reminds me more of A7X or HIM, lol

but it has some solid trakcs, I like it

incognitojones 01/24/11 12:48 PM

Not feelin it. I'll give it another chance later though.

luke69 01/24/11 01:33 PM

it's a solid record. It's like a mix of Spoken and Dead Poetic with some bad ass guitar solos thrown in

Capulet 01/24/11 01:38 PM

so fucking good

Stearman77 01/24/11 03:56 PM

Great album.

splitsecond 01/24/11 06:29 PM

pretty sure our friends did a tour with these guys, absolutely love this stuff.

Jamos4184 01/24/11 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matthew Tsai (Post 83965952)
Much better signing by T&N than any of their other recent ones. Decent release if you like catchy melodies and solos. If you stretch things a little you could potentially throw Letter Kills into the RIYL too.

After listening to it, I'd also put Kids In The Way there, too.

So, hearing the songs in context of the whole album, I feel like I'm gonna give these guys more of a chance