This album is definitely a grower, but those are the best albums. Lyrically it is almost void of any metaphors and wordplay that Jeremy is well known for. He pretty much explains that on "To Write Content" though. I was surprised to see there was no mention that "Non-Fiction" is partly "Steps", but slowed down. Just a lot of "and then the guitars came crashing down" kind of talk with some flashy adjectives. I really got nothing from this review. Also, just because there is a "talking" part in a post-hardcore song: it has to be Aaron Weiss right??? People said the same thing about Wildlife.
It's weird for me to listen to their first album and hear how pessimistic Jeremy sounded, how raw the recording was, and how they changed keys two and possibly even three times in a song. This isn't the TA that people may have been expecting, but that's not a bad thing. After all they are (and this album will cement them) in the top rungs of their genre. Oh, and I was stoked that the production on this was a lot more natural-sounding than on their last release.
thank you for your insight.
this is actually what I wrote about about Non Fiction: "The colossal build of “Non Fiction” is reminiscent of The Appleseed Cast and the finest example of Touché Amoré’s maturation as musicians. Steinhardt and Stevens needling guitar riffs pierce through the song’s sludginess."
see nothing about me saying the "guitars came crashing down" for that song I also wrote nothing about Aaron Weiss.