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Alexisonfire - Dog's Blood EP

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AlexisonfireDog's Blood EP
Record Label: Vagrant Records
Release Date: November 2, 2010
This review is a user submitted review from Matthew Tsai. You can see all of Matthew Tsai's submitted reviews here.
 
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05:29 AM on 10/31/10
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Ryan Gardner
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Great review. I'll have to check this out
07:02 AM on 10/31/10
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Bradalee21
Hmm...
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As a massise AOF fan i was really looking forward to this, so much so that i was on itunes at midnight to buy it the minute it was unlocked!

I loaded up the first track "Dogs Blood" which i had heard before, so i knew what to expect from this awesome song. But first impressions of "Grey" and "Black as Jet" are mixed. On the one hand im so glad George is screaming properly again, cant tell you how much i missed that on Young Cardinals, but on the other hand, where the hell is Dallas?

Im a massive AOF fan so i can look past that to some degree, the songs are still awesome but they are nowhere near what they could have been if they had just had a bit of Dallas in them. The interplay between George and Dallas' vocals is one of the things i love so much about AOF, its the thing that first got me hooked on them years ago when i first heard "Counterparts and Number Them".

But looking beyond that musically the album is absolutely superb, the instrumentsal track "Vex" is mind blowingly good and its refreshing to hear them write a song like this. I must have listened to it 10 times already!

One thing i though with your review, "Dog’s Blood EP is Alexisonfire advertising themselves to a more mature crowd" - Does it really? Most of the more "Mature" people i know would say the only redeeming factor about AOF is when Dallas sings!

Anyway, great album, albeit with a gaping Dallas shaped hole. Definately one for any AOF fan to buy. Seeing them live again in a weeks time, for the 11th time, cant wait :D
08:02 AM on 10/31/10
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*Ro'
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I thought this EP was really boring.
11:54 AM on 10/31/10
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Matthew Tsai
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One thing i though with your review, "Dog’s Blood EP is Alexisonfire advertising themselves to a more mature crowd" - Does it really? Most of the more "Mature" people i know would say the only redeeming factor about AOF is when Dallas sings!

"Mature" in terms of songwriting mostly. For the first few albums, they were catering to the "scene" crowd (ie. Underoath, etc.). Now they're adding all these experimental influences.
01:01 PM on 10/31/10
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maker_break
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Hell yeah. I cannot fucking wait for this.
12:48 AM on 11/01/10
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Romancebled
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This EP is a lot better than I expected. Every song is great.
01:53 AM on 11/01/10
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I can't wait to listen to this. I'm anxious to hear the instrumental track since one of the biggest draws of Alexisonfire is their excellent vocals. Also, I hope they're planning to release another full-length in the next year or two.
02:05 AM on 11/01/10
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M.Lee
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Is this really that good?
02:59 AM on 11/01/10
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So sick
04:18 AM on 11/01/10
brandon_260
Ah, yes.
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I really want to hear this
04:30 AM on 11/01/10
blinkme
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Fantastic review. Pretty excited for this release.

Edit: Just purchased from itunes. Sounds good as expected.
04:56 AM on 11/01/10
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Such a great EP, and a great review. Looking forward to seeing them live again.
06:24 AM on 11/01/10
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good review, sounds promising.
07:10 AM on 11/01/10
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Love this EP to death, so much better than Old Crows.

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