In Shallow Seas We Sail

June 2, 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: June 2, 2009
  • Release Date: June 2, 2009
  • Label: Tooth & Nail (TNN)
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Tooth & Nail Records
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  • Total Length: 44:17
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  • ASIN: B002A6WZDC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,925 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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The themes of the songs are really good too.
Al Pal
Musically, lyrically, production... all excellent and all songs are good in their unique way.
Jeffrey S. Moltenberry
If you're not an Emery fan, listening to this album will make you one.
B. Harris

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Craig on June 2, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Lets face it: I'm Only A Man wasn't spectacular. The album let many Emery fans down when it was hyped to be something it wasn't. In all fairness however, writing a worthy follow up to 2005s stunning "The Question" was no easy task. Fast forward four years and Emery have finally accomplished this. Cue...In Shallow Seas We Sail; a worthy follow up and natural progression for a band who's defining moment was revolving around this album.

With the legendary Aaron Sprinkle back on production duties and none other than Emery's own Matt Carter behind the boards, you can be guaranteed that you're in for an excellent album. ...In Shallow Seas We Sail boasts a return to form coupled with a natural musical progression. Fans of "The Question" will be more than pleased when they pick up a copy of this record. Some have described it as "The Question...Part 2." While I wouldn't go as far as saying that, this album does indeed carry specific trademarks from that album.

The vocals on this album are without a doubt where Emery finds their niche. Emery proves yet again that they are the front runners for "best dual vocalists in any rock band." The dual clean vocals are beautifully executed and layered quite nicely. Furthermore, the screams are back and more prominent and powerful than ever. This is quite apparent from the first few seconds of the opening track, "Cutthroat collapse" which lets everyone know that the Emery we all know and love, is back.

The album has a nice ebb and flow with most tracks complimenting each other. Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, the album should leave you satisfied. No filler means more quality songs without filling space for the sake of filling space. This album also boasts a diverse display of songs which are each unlike the next.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Robbins on July 3, 2009
Format: Audio CD
One of the aspects of being a reviewer I've come to enjoy is the exposure to bands and artists you may have not heard otherwise. Emery will not be new to many of you. They've been with Tooth & Nail since their 2004 release, The Weak's End. They've developed quite a following and have enjoyed a fair amount of critical acclaim as well. Somehow, I've managed to live the last 5 years of my existence without hearing any of their music. I'd heard of them, of course, but had never gotten around to actually listening to any of their music.

Luckily for me, as a reviewer, I was required to listen to their latest release, In Shallow Seas We Sail. As I said, this was my introduction to the band, so I can't speak to comparisons to previous material, but if this album is indicative of the quality of that work, I'll be checking out those releases in the near future.

I'm not normally a fan of bands that incorporate screaming into their vocals, so I was initially a little turned off when the opening track, "Cutthroat Collapse," begins with some guttural proclamations. Very quickly, though, the vocals turn a different direction, combining catchy complimentary melodies with sugary-sweet harmonies amidst the screams. In fact, the screams almost serve to highlight what great voices these guys have. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2-voice multiple melodies being sung at the same time throughout many of the songs, which often then transitioned to harmonies.

These vocals are layered atop driving baselines and incredible guitar riffs within the intricately crafted rock songs.
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By Amazon Customer on May 27, 2014
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Im an Emery fan, so this may be biased.
This album is more aggressive than previous albums, and has less overlapping lyrics.
The songs are good, but I still prefer their earlier albums, particularly the "Weaks End".

All in all, it's good, not great. I give it 4 stars.
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By Benji on February 22, 2013
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This is a weird album to review. There's a lot of genre hopping to be had here - hard rock, indie rock, emo, screamo, sometimes switching back and forth within the same song. At its best, it's an interesting sound unlike what you probably have on your playlist. At worst, it's muddled and unsatisfying because it's never exactly the kind of thing you want to listen to at the moment.
In the end, though, it's a fairly easy five-stars from me because this might have the best overall vocal performances of any album I have. Not many bands have multiple singers harmonizing at all, and none of them do it as well as Emery do on this album. The individual vocal performances don't disappoint, either, and the lyrics themselves have a poetic quality that make them good to listen to. It gets a little too emo for me at times, but even then you feel like they're written by someone with an ear for language who can do more than just putting random rhyming words together. The opener, "Cutthroat Collapse", might be enough to justify the album on its own. Definitely listen to the samples first to make sure it's a sound you like, but it's worth the listen - I don't think you'll be disappointed.

(Worth noting: I purchased this used from an Amazon affiliate. At the time of this writing the album costs $17 from Amazon itself, or $10 for the MP3 version. In my opinion that's a little steep for any album these days. I'm happy with my purchase, but might have been less happy if I had spent $17 on it.)
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