September 25, 2013

Is Survived By

It's a hard thing, keeping genres straight, and who occupies what. Deciding what you like is hard enough without deciding what your respective genre allegiances allow you to like. Music is kinda fucked like that, though.

If you're a hardcore kid, you're not a metal kid. Unless, of course, you're a metalcore kid. In which case, I mean, everyone just calls you emo. Which is something else entirely.

The thing is, no one really knows what any of it means. Not really.

Picture me, a noted apple devotee, glaring across the produce section at that sick fuck buying pears. It's a bit like that. (Note: Pears are great too. Really. We can all get along.)

That said, this is a... post-hardcore/screamo/melodic-hardcore album? I think so. It's a good album too. I certainly think that. If you don't care for chaotic, somewhat arrhythmic arrangements, with desperately screamed vocals, then you probably won't care for it.

As always, people who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

Anyway, this is Touché Amoré's Is Survived By. It came out yesterday and of course Youtube has it. I saw them live last week and it was pretty great. I did buy the album and so here is my completely unsolicited and wholly unhelpful endorsement.

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