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 Upon A Burning Body’s brutal mexi-metalcore masterpiece Straight From The Barrio. Incorporating their customary love for breakdowns, partying and Texas, on their latest release, the Sumerian Records outfit push the boundaries of blending straight-on slobber knockers like “Til The Break Of Dawn” with more melodic tracks like “Leave The Pain Beyond.”
Now, before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to UABB frontman Danny Leal as he carefully picked twelve words (one being an emoji) to describe each of his band’s new songs. To check out what he had to say, be sure look below. Afterwards, make sure to not only pick up a copy of the band’s new record but also grab tickets to see Upon A Burning Body out on tour with Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, I See Stars, After The Burial and Bad Omens here.
“Til The Break Of Dawn”
“You Don’t Own Me”
*middle finger emoji*
“Straight From The Barrio”
“Leave The Pain Behind”
“Walk Alone Again”
“Fake Plastic Smile”
“DTA (Don’t Trust Anyone)”