One Word Album Review: The Word Alive - ‘Violent Noise’


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 The Word Alive’s face-melting and heart-pounding LP Violent Noise. Serving as vocalist Telle Smith’s open letter to fans about his own internal struggles, Violent Noise is as honest as it gets for the veteran post-hardcore outfit. Musically, with the help of friends like Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop and Arizona emcee Sincerely Collins, Violent Noise not only pushes creative boundaries for the Fearless signees but it also highlights the band at their absolute best. 

Now before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to Smith as he carefully chose twelve specific words to describe each track on Violent Noise. After reading what he had to say about each, and checking out the band’s infectious new single “I Don’t Mind” which The Noise is premiering today, be sure to pick up a copy of The Word Alive’s new LP here before it drops May 4th.

“Red Clouds” 


"Why Am I Like This?” 


"Stare At the Sun” (featuring Danny Worsnop) 


"I Fucked Up” 


"War Evermore” 


"Human” (featuring Sincerely Collins) 


"I Don’t Mind” 


"Real Life” 


"Lost In the Dark” 


"My Enemy” 


"Run Away”