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Flyleaf is young, raw, still growing, and full of energy. On stage, they are passionate and fun to watch. In their songs, they are honest and searching, spiritual and hopeful. Are you tired of bands who wallow in despair or rage? Flyleaf goes to those places and then comes out on the other side. They show there is a way out.
Most of the songs on this album are worth repeat spins, and two or three are exceptional. Lacey's voice is able to draw you in with fragile emotion, then jar you to life with an unleashed scream. I love that in a female singer--and it's a rare trait. There is something here on this album for most rockers. I believe, in the future, we'll see more and even better things from Flyleaf.
* Lacey Mosley- lead vocals
* Jared Hartmann- guitar
* Pat Seals- bass
* Sameer Bhattacharya- guitar
* James Culpepper- drums
Mosley, the 24 year old lead singer who fronts the band, has a voice that sounds sweet and breathy one moment, yet will jar your soul out of complacency with a growl and scream that strikes like a viper without warning. This five member band comes from Temple, TX with a ferocity that says "HEY! Here we are!"
Hardcore fans will devour this standout debut from Flyleaf who is just starting their inaugural headline tour with Staind in the UK. To support their debut album they are touring with Cold, Staind, POD and Taproot after having earned new fans playing in front of Saliva, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, and Trust Company audiences during the Spring 2005 tour supporting Flyleaf EP release.
Rip-roaring guitar, brooding beats, and emotionally-driven lyrical delivery from Mosley combine to create the distinct Flyleaf sound of "beautiful aggression". It is a sound that is hard to describe because it can change in an instant. In some ways this captures a specific aspect of humanity in that our thoughts can be simple, yet we complicate them by mulling them around in our finite brains, which creates chaos that becomes
confusion; a jumbled pile of hurt, brokenness, healing, setback, anger, redemption, faith, security, sadness, and hope. Like a silver orb in a pinball machine, our thoughts bounce all around, agitated and unsettled, ceasing only now and then for rest.
The first single off the album "I'm So Sick" is garnering much attention and winning instant Flyleaf fans.Read more ›
Now, over half the material on their self-titled full-length debut is recycled material from the debut, as reproduced by Howard Benson (Cold, Hoobastank) so I have to admit, it wasn't as exciting listening to this as it was the EP. And another thing I must admit, is that the EP was actually better! Due to the lower production values, the songs had more charm and just hit a lot harder. Here, a lot of the music is overproduced and just doesn't have that same spark. But, if you've never heard anything to compare this album to, I'm sure you wouldn't think the same. The great thing about Flyleaf is that they can't be categorized. You can't say they sound like "X" band, because, really, they don't. It's a bit nu-metal, it's a bit alternative and Lacey's vocals are often angry, but never distorted or processed. The girl has some powerful pipes and definitely outshines some other male frontmen in the genre. It's hard to imagine how Flyleaf would sound like with some dude front and center...
There isn't much variety on the album, but that can be forgiven, because this is just a debut, and a damn fine one at that.Read more ›
This is their First album produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, POD...). If you liked the EP versions of the songs on this album you will have to get used to the changes. But trust me they are super.
While the bands older eps have a more raw/live feeling. I think they are trying to break out onto radio (with this record) and become something huge.
If you are still dying for some raw Flyleaf their live shows haven't changed at all and will be off the hook!
While Flyleaf isn't labled a Christian band their faith rides all over their music. If you are a Christian (like me) some of the songs on this record will get to you. I swear I could listen to the album and just cry at times. If you pick up this album you will be so blessed by the bands music.
I really can't describe how much I love this band and want you to give it a listen. I am still in shock after hearing it. Just WOW!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
too much success for a female-fronted band.. they surpassed the emo curse.. that destroyed the likes of paramore and other gothic bands. Great band indeed!Published 2 months ago by William
I received my CD and have been enjoying it since. Mine was used but it's in great condition. The CD case was crap but all I wanted was the music.Published 4 months ago by Mandy Brady
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|This band does for metal what Avril Lavigne did for punk.||
Agreed. I think this band is really cool, but I don't think they're metal. Zakk Wylde is metal. COB is metal. I probably wouldn't call Evanescence metal, either. I like both bands (although I prefer Flyleaf to Evanescence), but this would be more along the lines of "hard rock". I listen... Read More
Aug 7, 2007 by Matt B | See all 8 posts