Chiodos - Bone Palace Ballet
- Artist: Chiodos
- Album: Bone Palace Ballet
- Label: Equal Vision
- Year of Release: 2007
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- Reviewed by: hstisgod on 2007-09-08
2007, has brought big hype for several Equal Vision releases. The Fall Of Troy's Manipulator certainly earned its hype. Amongst most critiques, Circa Survive's On Letting Go had a similiar progressive improvement from their last. But EVR's Chiodos have seemingly outdone themselves on their third release, Bone Palace Ballet.
Chiodos, an explosive formation of six, originally known as The Chiodos Bros. have gone right past hype on this effort. Chiodos disposed of any expectations, and recorded what sounded right. At the beginning of the final release quarter of 2007, they may have snuck their way to the top for release of the year. My standout track three, Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered has the first outright explosion. Two minutes into the song, a bassline leads the way, and the atmospheric vibe is that of a metallic ballett. The reverb on your speakers is bone chilling, NO PUN INTENDED. Trust me, go straight to this track!!!
Though track ten, The Undertaker's Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable (The Final Battle), has predictability in breaks and changes, this song has an explosive energy like no other I've heard this year. Closing as a final track, as it should, this song is passionate, deliberate and epically proportionate. Of course it's not all bone crushing experimental Metal/Emo.
One song considerably written in the direction of radio -if any could be accused- is track two Lexington. (Joey Pea-Pot with a Monkey Face). The chorus is far too catchy to ignore this song. Lead vocalist Craig Owens bellows out "Even if ya want me to let go honey. Even if you say the things that make me want to lose you". Something about these echoed cries leaves an impressive stamp on the album and my ears.
Chiodos is combusting out of this plastic CD case. Diverse instrumental use, and a remarkable amount of easily marketable melodic metal. It's time to stop talking about this record and get back to listening. Hype achieved!
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on 2008-06-13 DeathEyesForKiley Said:
I thought this album was pretty good. It would be amazing if the vocals were better. I just dont think there is anything special about his voice at all. There is nothing to make him stand apart. I dunno i liked it though. it just wasnt amazing it was really good. i think if they had a singer like Johnny Craig or Craig Mabbitt this would be a classic.
on 2008-01-01 SolitaryMan Said:
These guys have a big spread in the newest Revolver, seems like they're moving up in the world. I should do myself a favor and check this one out (on Brian's past reco).
on 2008-01-01 Symphony Said:
Listening to this album again, really forced me to pull every amount of patience I have. This album has literally no flow, no growth, no nothing. It's All's Well Ends Well Pt 2 except apparently, Owens believed he could sell more records if he bitched and moaned like a goddamn banshee. This horrific excuse for an album is the worst EVR release since...wow, I think it's the worst EVR release. Wow. Do not buy this record.
on 2007-09-26 Alotofnothing Said:
Holy shit, I looked in rolling stone and noticed that this album was NUMBER 5 on the top 40 albums. Congrats equal vision.
on 2007-09-12 blackxdan Said:
In my opinion, this album wasn't great at all. All's Well That Ends Well was a better album in my opinon. Teeth The Size of Piano Keys suprised me the most.. The rest of the album, wasn't too great to me. :[ I expected a lot more, which was probably my mistake.
on 2007-09-10 Symphony Said:
It wasn't personal?
on 2007-09-10 hstisgod Said:
Now theres a shocker, Sean disagreeing with something I said. You're past "WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY..." predictable Sean. Perhaps you're critiquing should've been done a few days prior... ya know.. I had a lot more prickly things to say, but I'll not be subscribing to your bloody and childish fang style.
on 2007-09-09 Symphony Said:
This score is WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY higher than it should be. This album is downright horrible, the vocals are just grating. And thank God Queen of Diamonds isn't on here.