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1. The Crown Royal vs Blue Duchess ~ Love this song. Great beat. The last minute or so is the best. Sad to see it on MTV though.
2. Cherry Kiss ~ Not one of the strongest songs on the cd. but i has good guitar in it. i like the little into.
2. Chloroform Perfume ~ Very Very melow song. good acustic and singing. and great lyrics. i love the end where it picks up and says "so ill pull in the deepest breath and drop my head"
4. Mercury Rising ~ Visual Visual Visual. every time i hear this i think of the apartment he is talking about. good little filler song.
5. Capeside Rock ~ LOVE the acustic in it. Very good use of it one of the best songs on the Cd.
6. Take Her To The Music Store ~ One of the 2 favorite songs on the CD. The sampling in the begining is great. and then when it picks up you never want it to end. all around good guitar and bass. I love it when it really picks up around 1:25. i just love that guitar in the part.
7. Switch ~ A good song. fun to listen to good way of blending the vocals and guitar. i like how it dies down the comes back at you full force.
8. Reflections ~ Everyone says the Short Stories w/ Tragic Endings is the best song. Ill admit it is. But this song is the best. i love at classical intro and the little tempo. The double bass owns. and the guitar lick after it first dies out. i cant get enough of this song it has so great lyrics and just so great to listen to. A Masterpiece.Read more ›
The album combines awesome metallic hardcore with soft melodies for a beautiful emotional experience. "Royal Crown vs. Blue Duchess" gets things started, and it's one hell of a ride. "Cherry Kiss" follows next, and here's where all the metal-heads get their little dose of metal. "Chlorform Purfume" takes a break from the madness, and the drummer gets off his throne to treat us to a deep, emotional, melodic singalong. The real standout of this album would have to be the 9-minute epic "Short Stories With Tragic Endings", which is a near masterpiece.
If you like other emotional hardcore or metalcore bands, you'll most likely dig these guys. And to whoever said that they are ripping off Poison The Well couldn't be more wrong. FATA's and PTW's music are completely different. Poison The Well doesn't have the metallic riffs that FATA has.
Some people like it, some people don't, but, personally, I think you shouldn't just go up and say "This album is horrible. The guy can't sing." that isn't a liable reason to hate the album.
SO, for my review, I will tell you that there are some very slow parts, that... I take as very haunting...
And for Short Stories With Tragic Endings... it's a beautiful song. I heard the beginning, and fell for it... though I do think he should have sung a little more than the girl. Yet, it's still an amazing piece.
The lyrics in most of the songs just relate some well, just... connect. And the changes from singing to screaming... flow... in a way. I love this album.
Listen to the album before deciding to buy it... especially Short Stories With Tragic Endings. Then make up your mind.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you've never listened to FATA this is their best. I love the raw sound.Published 7 months ago by Sean
I like this one. I bought it about 9 years ago, give or take and it still has songs in my most listened to playlists.Published on June 10, 2013 by adam k phillipps
i figured i would give this album a try about 5 years ago even though i didn't like metal at the time. this changed my perception of the genre completely. Read morePublished on September 24, 2008 by J. Wilson
My friends got me into this band back when the CD came out 6 or so years ago. I still cannot get over how good it is. Read morePublished on April 18, 2008 by Sara
Not completely horrible, but doesnt seem as well put together as The Fiction We Live. It seems that there is a huge lack of rythm in this one. Read morePublished on June 29, 2006 by Terence M. Hunt
although i have the original version (without the ep material) i have heard the ep material and it is certainly a bonus to an already great album. Read morePublished on March 12, 2006 by Mike L