03:12 PM on 04/27/12
It's not what I wanted. And it bums me out, but I understand.
The psychology of this sort of thing is so simple. I was so connected to their early stuff because I was 16 years old and because it made sense to me. I stayed attached to those old songs because of the time in my life that I encountered them they had a huge impact, not to mention that we all change so much at that age.
Now that the band is back and writing new stuff, I want that old feeling back. But Ace has been through different stuff so it's not the same topic / music it used to be. Our expectations are so high that we're put off by the new sound.
Combine that with the fact that most of the kids between the ages of 14 and 17 today are hearing about TEN for the first time aren't going to like it. Most kids that age in 2012 have acquired a taste for bands like One Direction and/or Attack! Attack!
I'll be surprised if this new record sells more than 15 - 20k total.
I guess Rise will make it's dime either way.
EDIT: In spite of the fact that it's not what I wanted, I'm EXTREMELY excited to hear a full record of this new stuff.