On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax review by Alesana

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  • Released: Jun 6, 2006
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.1 (77 votes)
Alesana: On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax
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Sound — 10
With gut-wrenching vocals, solid riffs, blasting double bass, intelligent breakdowns, and catchy lines, emo/screamo fans will not be disappointed when they pop this bad boy into their CD players. This album features the harder songs, such as "Alchemy Sounded Good At The Time", and it also includes a softer ballad entitled "The Third Temptations Of Paris." If your in the mood for hardcore screamo, or a softer side of emo, Alesana defintley delivers it with, On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax.

Lyrics — 9
Lets face it, Shawn Mike is deffintley one of the best vocalist in emo music today. With an impressive high pitched, whiney voice that goes perfect for their music. Then we have Dennis on main vocals, who is an impressive screamer, and when Shawn and Dennis sing together, it's a perfect combination that just melts together in the mic. Alesanas lyrics are very impressive, this is where they show the "emo" side of their music, with their very heartfelt lyrics. Here is a quote from the song, "Congratulations, I Hate You". "As you build your dreams, on my shattered hopes, I'll look back on, a day once loved, and fantasize for tragedy, Swallow your pride." They're defintley fantasic.

Overall Impression — 9
The most impressive songs on this CD are: Neros Decay (which has a very lovely guitar harmony at the beginning), Congratulations, I Hate You (very emotional lyrics, and really expresses their vocals), Alchemy Sounded Good At The Time (amazing breakdowns, and features clips from the film Full Metal Jacket). This album is just amazing, you should defintley pick it up, if your into the band, or even if your not.

9 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Paddles
    They sound pretty much like every screamo band ever. Whatever, I might check them out at some point.
    Skat64er
    i cant listen to this band for too long without getting annoyed, because the vocals are terrible i think, especially the screaming
    cleft11
    Skat64er wrote: i cant listen to this band for too long without getting annoyed, because the vocals are terrible i think, especially the screaming
    i kinda know what u mean, but i think they are good anyway. the screaming is mediocre, and sometimes the singing is awful, but they are a typical screamo band, with some new and interesting quirks
    Killingthecat69
    i can honestly say this is one of my favorite bands to listen to that i've heard in a long time.. sure they don't have perfect vocals.. but their vocals haven't been tampered with like most screamo bands of today.. its all real.. well until they made an LP in which now its cleaned up so people like cleft11 and Skat64er will like it too.. they are a really original band.. and definitely NOT your average screamo band. they are one of the best in years....
    Skat64er
    Killingthecat69 wrote: in which now its cleaned up so people like cleft11 and Skat64er will like it too..
    uhhh it has nothing to do with a studio tampering with the vocals, its just the vocals overall sucking and being annoying, guaranteed 90% of people who will give this a listen will say the same
    Killingthecat69
    Skat64er wrote: Killingthecat69 wrote: in which now its cleaned up so people like cleft11 and Skat64er will like it too.. uhhh it has nothing to do with a studio tampering with the vocals, its just the vocals overall sucking and being annoying, guaranteed 90% of people who will give this a listen will say the same
    well i'll let you have your opinion i refuse to argue with you anymore..they're different..let them be... i like them you don't...im happy with that...