Scary Kids Scaring Kids - The City Sleeps In Flames
Debut album from the band Scary Kids Scaring Kids. The City Sleeps In Flames does an excellent job of showing the more electronic side of the band, mostly because a lot of their tracks are heavy on keyboard. Fortunately, the heavy keyboard fits in perfectly along with the amazing guitar riffs. Fans of Chiodos should enjoy Scary Kids Scaring Kids very much. The vocals are a perfect mixture of singing and screaming along with hard guitar solos and riffs.
If the album had been released a little bit earlier, it would receive a perfect score from me. But since it was released in 2005, I felt like this was stuff I had heard before. The keyboards were nothing new for me, and all while the guitar parts were impressive, they didn't exactly 'wow' me. Even with that small feat, it's better to sound like others, then to have a different sound and be completely terrible. Scary Kids Scaring Kids should be given a chance by everyone. They are a great band with a lot of potential and energy to be amazing.
Drowning In Your Fear is a track that stands out to me the most. Overall, the song has a more hardcore feel because it starts off with slow soothing guitar and blows up into an attack of guitar. There is a sharing of screaming and singing within the verses which can make you raise your fist and nod your head. My Darkest Hour is the hit single of the album, which is a great example of a song which is heavy on keyboard. It's a good song, but I feel as if it is a little too drawn out. The song is not needed to be as long as it is, with its length, the album suffers a bit.
The score I'm giving the album is a three and a half. The vocals are great and the screaming is remarkable. The overall album doesn't have that ability to make it stick in your head and think about it. If you were looking for a band to put on, you wouldn't put this album on. Then again, if it came on the radio, you wouldn't go out of your way to turn the song. The City Sleeps In Flames is a good album that should be givin a chance, but I wouldn't go as far as to run off and buy it immediately. Stream some tracks first, and then if you want to hear more pick up the album.
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