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12:28 PM on 02/01/10
Alex DiVincenzo
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When the album stream was posted, I gave it a try, but between the cheesy intro and the awful growls, I turned it off half way through the first song. With so much great music out there, I won't waste my time on stuff like this. Good review though.
12:39 PM on 02/01/10
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Not surprised in the least bit, and I never saw the hype behind this band.
12:49 PM on 02/01/10
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Haha, worst album review I've seen for ages.

Edit: by that I meant the score not the writing ability! Excellent review.
No, you're right. The review is poorly written. Bad album, bad review.
I know Drew is a good writer, this just came off as trying too hard to get a laugh and not giving much useful info.

But oddly enough the only time I laughed was the comment about the last album showing promise when it's even worse than this one (and that's saying something).

On Frail Wings was decent and will likely remain the band's only album that doesn't suck ass.
12:52 PM on 02/01/10
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This album is stellar. The last song alone absolutely blows away everything this band has done previous and ends the album with reassurance of complete awesomeness. I don't think I can stop smiling every time I listen to this record. There's more singing, guitar solos, the instrumentation is excellent. And there are definitely a few "aww" moments in the lyrics.

Whereas Where Myth Fades to Legend was pure energy, this one has a more balanced temperance to it. Alesana is one of those rare bands that is continually outstanding over the years, both in their live show and on record. And I really admire how they work together as a band on their records and keep control of it, even though they bring a producer in, it's Alesana's statement above all. And they made a really really good one this time around.

Wow yowzers! Pretty harsh & scathing review. I agree it was Alesana's best work to date. I definitely enjoy listening to it & I don't regret supporting it with my 8 bucks.
12:56 PM on 02/01/10
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The low growls completely killed it for me. They just seemed really out of place.
The only track I kind of liked was To Be Scared By An Owl.
Other than that, nothing really stood out to me.
01:04 PM on 02/01/10
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this band annoys me...always has.
01:05 PM on 02/01/10
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this is a good deal better than any of their other efforts in basically every aspect, can't understand why it's scored 21% lower than the last one. I think it's a pretty solid 3.5 star album. What's wrong Drew, lose too much E-cred on the last review?
01:11 PM on 02/01/10
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When I first saw the album cover I thought it was a vagina.
01:14 PM on 02/01/10
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"Alesana’s The Emptiness is the worst thing to come out of Carolina since Jake Delhomme."

Best line in the entire review.
01:36 PM on 02/01/10
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I probably shouldn't be pointing fingers since #12 and Sawtooth Grin are two of my favorite bands, but these vocals are terrible.
01:37 PM on 02/01/10
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"..the worst thing to come out of Carolina since Jake Delhomme." Brilliant line! I'm assuming BTBAM was the only good thing to come out of Carolina? lol
01:38 PM on 02/01/10
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This album is stellar. The last song alone absolutely blows away everything this band has done previous and ends the album with reassurance of complete awesomeness. I don't think I can stop smiling every time I listen to this record. There's more singing, guitar solos, the instrumentation is excellent. And there are definitely a few "aww" moments in the lyrics.

Whereas Where Myth Fades to Legend was pure energy, this one has a more balanced temperance to it. Alesana is one of those rare bands that is continually outstanding over the years, both in their live show and on record. And I really admire how they work together as a band on their records and keep control of it, even though they bring a producer in, it's Alesana's statement above all. And they made a really really good one this time around.

agreed. I don't see why why these guys get so many haters, I think they are one of the 'better' bands around and they deserve more respect for the great albums they have continually realeased (The Emptiness being their best.)
01:39 PM on 02/01/10
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01:46 PM on 02/01/10
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agreed. I don't see why why these guys get so many haters, I think they are one of the 'better' bands around and they deserve more respect for the great albums they have continually realeased (The Emptiness being their best.)

I agree. Thought this was the best work Alesana has put out, and that it is a very enjoyable CD that will probably get much playtime, at least from me.

I don't understand why people review albums that they know they are going to hate and give it a low score. Its like someone knowing that they are allergic to some sort of food and going ahead and eating it anyway knowing the outcome will be bad.

I love the concept of the album too, and I'm excited to see Alesana play and deliver this live, seeing that they always put on a spectacular show.
01:48 PM on 02/01/10
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completely disagree. Alesana have matured since 'Where Myth Fades...' and this time around have realeased an amazing album that highlights Alesana's uniqueness and ability to continually keep their fans on their toes and realease better albums than their last. Sometimes I just don't understand what the world has against this band, and even Dennis's screams. come on.

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