Sound — 9
This band is simply amazing when it comes to innovating sound. The whole sound of the band has changed entirely from album to album. They scream A LOT more. Although it wasn't as good as On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax, Where Myth Fades To Legend has some catchy tracks. Such as This Is Usually The Part Where People Scream, Sweetheart You Are Sadly Mistaken, and Obsession Is Such An Ugly Word. They have one piano track on this album, called As You Wish. It's not as good as Early Mourning or The Third Temptation of Paris, but Shawn's sister is back to sing in it and she does a great job. The sound of this album is a lot more angry and heavy sounding. They still kept their emo style though. Anyone who was a fan of the first or second albums should pick up a copy of this. There is a lot you're going to miss if you don't/.
Lyrics — 10
I can barely understand what they're saying. But the screams and (from what i DO understand) it is very well put together and thoroughly thought out. Especially in As You Wish, he starts out as "Life is meaningless..." Shows that they still are keeping that dark, emotional side of the lyrics. Overall, they're amazing. 10/10
Overall Impression — 10
Where to start? This band is one of the most unique bands out there. There really is no one else like them. Some of the best songs are the ones with the double bass and epic sound such as Better Luck Next Time, Prince Charming. They should really make more songs like that and Congratulations, I Hate You on their previous album. The double bass and rhythmic guitar and vocals make a very emotional, dramatic, and great sounding tune. My personal favorite on the album is Sweetheart You're Sadly Mistaken. Mostly because they go from heavy metal and screamo screams to this light, happy, bouncy bridge with it all blending together flawlessly. It is undoubtedly the most catchy song on the record and the most unique. They should seriously consider making it a single. This band did NOT fail to amaze me in this record. This band has agreat things ahead of them and anyone a fan of screamo, or this band will enjoy the hell out of this record.