Heroine review by From First to Last

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  • Released: Mar 21, 2006
  • Sound: 5
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.3 Good
  • Users' score: 7.9 (96 votes)
From First to Last: Heroine
5

Sound — 5
This CD is totally different from Dear Diary, I'll tell you that right now. Be prepared for a different sound, instrumentally and vocally. Their music really didn't impress me much, instead of gaining I think they lost their touch a little bit, but they still held on, and I actually enjoyed the styles they used. I think they could've done a better job with this album, because on some of the songs, like The Levy, it sounds like it was slapped together in five minutes, but you can tell they spent more time on songs like World War Me, because it has a whole lot better tone quality, and the vocals don't sound too scratchy.

Lyrics — 9
From First to Last definitely improved on their lyrics, like on World War Me, where he's talking about, how people starve themselves and take pity in themselves, and on Mothersound, he talks about how people do things for other people to get them to like them.

Overall Impression — 8
Overall, I thought the album was pretty decent, but could've used a whole lot more work, cause I've heard Ross Robinson produce better than this. Download a couple of their songs and if you like their new sound, then get it, but if you don't then well don't. I would probably get this CD again if it was ever lost or stolen.

8 comments sorted by best / new / date

    uptheirons17
    There definatly different in the new one.. but i still love it. Alhtough my favorite is still Dear Diary...
    lollercaust
    this cd is a step in the wrong direction imo. only a couple songs worth listening to on it. it seems like puberty ravaged sonnys voice. and most of the bass or drum parts sound like synth or drum machines, like trying to add an industrial sound to there music. There new sound is like, NIN, marilyn manson, and a not so shitty korn. there music might of grown up some, but for the scene driven emo kids, they might not take to it as fftl hopes they will. I honestly think the producer ross robinson screwed this band over. I hope to god he doesnt do the same thing to norma jean.
    bigbob34
    This Cd sucked....i love FFTL budt this CD just sucks.....all the time everything is so muffled....and Sonnys voice is weird....and the techno crap..WTF
    combustion00
    i compared this change from dear diary to heroine as take off your pant and jacket to blink 182's self titled cd.... they both kinda changeed from kinda of more up-beat, but not neccesaryly happy, to a dark kinda depressing cd .....all four of those cds ****ing awesomo
    taura5889
    well i dont think i'll ever need to rape them.... I like heroine alot, and it has a very different sound to it than dear diary... but i almost have to say i like dear diary more(as of now at least). IDK, herione is addictive however, and i do recomend it(the CD of course).
    dealwithitdude
    i actually don't think the levy sounds as if "it was slapped together in five minutes", the scratchiness is just the style, it emphasizes the content of the lyrics. that's what i think about all other songstoo...so to me the whole album sounds like much work actually
    BassBeats098
    vocals too scratchy? they lost their touch?? first of all, you need burn. and this album is incredibly more powerful and cooler than dear diary. it just sounds so ****ing epic that i need to rape them some day
    better.than.you
    **** anyone who thinks that this album sucks... this is the real fftl... not that dear diary ****ing angsty shit.. that was just a hook for all the little 12 year old emo girls.. publicity.. anything wrong with sonnys voice (which i think is way better than before)is mostly because of the major surgery that he had done on his throat... when they toured last year matt had to sing for them because he was so ****ed up.. ross robinson produced this album exactly as they wanted him to... trust me.. anyone who wants this album to be any better than it is... blaze... have a bowl.. it is trippy shit... the only negative thing about this album is the ballad waves goodbye.. i dont get it.. oh well.. peace out.. if anyone has anything to say about this e-mail me at guesswho77@hotmail.com