Aw yes, the album review: A 300-500 word write-up explaining all the eccentricities pretentious wordsmiths love and hate about a band’s new album. While most reviews tend to hover the line between a positive and negative analysis, we’ve found that some seem to deviate from the pack choosing to spend their time putting an artist down for months of hard work.
We, on the other hand, would rather give the power back to the artist by letting them take a stab at reviewing (or simply explaining) their new music. And in order to make that process as easy (and fun) as possible, we’ve decided to give the artists one word and one word only to describe each song off their new release – thus creating the one word album review.
Featured on today’s OWAR (One Word Album Review; come on, keep up) is Every Time I Die’s sensationally savage slobberknocker Low Teens. Providing listeners a constantly fast and ferocious punch to the eardrums (which is a good thing), Low Teens – from what we’ve heard so far; the album doesn’t drop until Friday – has the makings of an unforgettable high point fans will enjoy for years from the band’s distinguished discography.
Now, before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to frontman Keith Buckley as he carefully chose thirteen specific words (fifteen including the two bonus songs) to describe each of his band’s sonically-charged tracks. After reading what Buckley had to say about Low Teens, be sure to not only pick up a copy but also grab tickets to see Every Time I Die out on tour with Beartooth, Fit For A King and Old Wounds (which is presented by yours truly) here.
“Fear and Trembling”
“C++ (Love Will Get You Killed)”
“I Didn’t Want to Join Your Stupid Cult Anyway”
“The Coin Has a Say”
“Religion of Speed”
“Just as Real but Not As Brightly Lit”
Deluxe Edition Tracks:
“Skin Without Bones”
“Nothing Visible; Ocean Empty”