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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 12/03/2009 13:50:58
I think this album is pretty cool, Can't wait for the new album though, i prefer them more heavy to be fair.
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DONT LISTEN TO THE HATERS!!!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 03/12/2008 13:39:33
This album gets a few bad reviews but I cannot understand why, its absolutely incredible!!
Maybe it doesn't have the same amounts of screaming and shouting as 'Hours' and 'Casually Dressed', but the songs are still completely awesome. A must buy in my opinion.
My favourites; Into oblivion, the diary, on a wire, raise the sail, open water and out of reach
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: InsaneJay on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
LOVE IT!!!! WHAT AN ALBUM!!!!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 25/10/2008 09:56:31
Never really heard much of FFAF and although i am aware of their work i never expected this much talent. I heard all hands on deck part 1 a long time before i even considered buying this album. Its got almost everything you need in an album. Into Oblivion is a superb wake up track..!! To be honest all the songs on the album are a dream listen.. took me a few listens to get into this and i'm loving it.. I know im not a fan to judge if they have solf out but if this is what sold out sounds like.. it can't be all bad!! Also what sold it for me is the fact i had not heard any build up or hype!!! i just bought the album randomly without being told by anyone if it was anygood or not.. overall .... TOP BAND!! TOP ALBUM!!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 07/06/2008 08:08:05
Funeral for a friend are great this album is a great contrast to their others as well. this album is much more melodic with brilliant songs like 'walk away' and 'into oblivion'.
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Best effort yet, finally FFAF find their genre!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 06/06/2008 15:50:10
FFAF can do most of the heavy genres; they did Metal and Emo on Casually Dressed and Deep In Conversation, Heavy Rock and Indie on Hours but now I think they've got the perfect balance. Tales Don't Tell Themselves opener and first single; Into Oblivion is not a fair representation of the album because its a poor first impression. However from track two to the last note, the album is a flawless document of great song writing and catchy choruses. Matt Davies has a good rock voice, it's shifted any emotional baggage and lost the teen angst metal and he's using it to its best use now. Out Of Reach, The Diary and the two-part All Hands On Deck give the album its best moments but everything here is on the button and its good to have FFAF to tell the tales..
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/01/2008 11:33:20
I saw FFAF live in 2003, when they were supporting Iron Maiden and were becoming popular. I loved their album, Casually Dressed, and thought that they were great live. The music in that first album was, in my view, a different breed of the screamo genre, in that it used the screaming intelligently and conservatively; it always worked extremely well with the music, instead of ruining a good song like so many heavy bands do. This coupled with two great guitarists, a smart bassist and a great singer made them one of my favourite bands. Their sound was edgy and exciting, while at the same time evoking emotion (the whole point of music surely?!). When you listened to this band it sounded like you were listening to the future of the genre, and the future was bright.... In my opinion though, Hours did not stack up and this latest offering sounds like it has been written with a record studio producer looking over their shoulders: "let's make that guitar a little softer"; "do the drums have to make that much noise?" "People don't really connect to loud shouting in songs"... the list could go on, but at the end of the day the heart and soul of this band's songs have been ripped out and replaced by a commercial sludge. These problems always come when bands become popular; the general public do not like a challenge when they listen to music, they want and instant and easy entertainment, no one wants to think about the music they're listening to anymore, giving the term 'easy-listening' a whole new meaning. What the record companies should remember is that this band became popular with the great music they produced in their first EP and album, their sound was already a good one; it didn't need killing. At the same time, the album on its own is a good one, the songs are catchy and memorable, as I said; great pop, not Funeral For A Friend.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 09/01/2008 14:55:14
With experience comes maturity, and Funeral For A Friend have proved that with this with this epic full length. Opening with Into Oblivion, it shows exactly where the album is heading, and that's towards big sounding rock songs. The song I was definately most impressed with was Open Water, with it's melodic riffs, epic guitar solo and soaring heartfelt vocals. Very different from their earlier efforts such as This Years Most Open Heartbreak, the song Out Of Reach even shows shades of their fellow countrymen Feeder in their early career. Eight pounds for this album is a bargain and I definately recommend it!
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Not There Best, But Still Great.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 05/11/2007 14:10:50
**Please Note I Can't Spell.
The band have always had a mature sence about them. Just look at some of there songs and for example the video for Roses Of The Dead. But this album is just exploring those areas as theyve proved to be popular. If your a fan of the FFAF with the screaming drummer and the Matt with black long hair, then this album will probally make you say "meh".
Where as if you prefer mature songs, portraying a stronger sence of musical thought and texture, with no screaming, then album will probally make you do a sex wee.
It's just down to personal preferance.
Chou For Now.
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It's Just Perfect
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/10/2007 10:36:35
The boys from Funeral For A Friend have done a lot of growing up in the last few years, and have moved away from there "emo" roots. The album is so much more proffesional than what I've heard from the other ones, there is no screaming, great lyrics and brilliant guitar riffs, Funeral For A Friend have grown into a proper band and can only keep getting better, those who think there a sell out are talking stupid, there growing up, maybe other "emo" bands should start doing the same. I've never been into the band but when I heard a contender for song of the year in "Into Oblivion" I had to get this. This along with "The Diary" and "One For The Road" are the best tracks, however the other two singles "The Great Wide Open" and "Walk Away" are two more great singles. Absoloute perfection from Matthew Davis-Kreye and the lads. One of the albums of the year.
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probably better then my rating...
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/08/2007 02:05:58
tbh many ffaf fans are criticizing the album, i was at first also. i have not listened too it enough to give a propper rating but so far 3 stars seems alright possibly even four though. its not liek old ffaf but the songs have a powerful meaning and catcy. it may not be as heavy but you have to realize just because ffaf didn't really release a heavy album doesn't mean its not good. i think give it another listen i personally think this could be the worst but doesn't mean it is a bad album. full credit to these guys for trying something slightly different. rather impressed with the album.
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