Sound — 10
The sound on this CD is great. SOTY mixes acoustic & electric guitars in Anthem Of Our Dying Day pretty good. They mix styles from punk and some metal and come up with an awesome CD.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics on Page Avenue are mostly associated with death. Here's what the songs are about. 01. And The Hero Will Drown (3:13) - I'm not exactly sure what this is about, but it has parts about death and getting things taken away. 02. Until The Day I Die (3:55) - the 1st single off the album, it's a love song and "spill(ing) my heart for you." It's one of my favorites. 03. Anthem Of Our Dying Day (3:36) - the 2nd single, I think its about showing your love for someone through a song. 04. In The Shadows (3:33) - I don't really like this song and don't understand it. 05. Dive Right In (3:15) - one of my favorite songs, I'm pretty sure its about going away forever. I like how he uses drowning as a metaphor. 06. Swallow The Knife (3:37) - this is another relationship song about having problems with your partner. 07. Burning Years (3:07) - a pretty OK song about friendship and holding on. 08. Page Avenue (3:37) - not the greatest chorus, but the song is about looking to the future after looking back at the past. 09. Sidewalks (3:34) - the 3rd single & my least favorite song. It's about his childhood or something like that & how he misses it now. 10. Divide And Conquer (3:04) - one of the harder songs about death and dancing corpes. WTF? Anyways, another part of the song is about listening to others and hurting yourself. 11. Razorblades (3:23) - a song about a friend who takes advantage of you. 12. Falling Down (3:58) - this is the shortest song. It's only about a minute long and then has 2 minutes of the band messing around. The song's about being alone and having mental instability.
Overall Impression — 10
This is about my 8th favorite CD (out of about the 50 that I have) and my favorite emo-core CD. I like just about every song, but I especially like Until The Day I Die & Divide And Conquer. If any of you assholes even think about stealing this, I'll take the broken pieces of my burned Yellowcard CD (damn I hate yellowcrap) and cut your throat with it.