What It Is To Burn review by Finch

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  • Released: Mar 12, 2002
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.5 (23 votes)
Finch: What It Is To Burn

Sound — 8
Finch are screamo, through and through (except for their most recent recent album "Say Hello To Sunshine"). They may be nothing entirely original, but hell they can write a tune, most shown by "What It Is To Burn" and the popular "Letters To You" (which the band don't play live anymore as they hate the song). Their isn't a lot of variation to this album, it's just a non-stop asskicker with tracks like "Perfection Through Silence" (which the band also don't play) "Untitled" and "Three Simple Words." The lead singer is truly a great singer with a voice like no other and the two guitars just spit out cool riffs. Their sound might not be original, but if your looking for more conventional rock, look no furthur.

Lyrics — 10
Fantastic. The singer has a great voice, which I garentee you can't hear anywhere else. The Lyrics are suitably deep and there's mixes of screaming and singing throughout the album which work well.

Overall Impression — 8
A great debut album devoid of any old school rock influences (which can be a good or a bad thing depending on what side of the fence you sit on) I recommend you listen to their more recent album, but make sure you hear this one first as once you've heard "Say Hello To Sunshine" this album will sound a bit tame. An awkward adolencent of an album, but a good one.

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    Half Step - Hate to break it to yah, but Metal started a spinoff genre called screamo, thats where it origanated from
    Love this band, have done for a very long time, wish they would come back together some time soon
    ooooo something in the air tonight (im refering to finch. Not phil collins)