Once again, sorry for the lack of updates recently everybody! Like Zack, I too am on vacation and haven’t been able to write much. But with the few minutes I have on this computer, I decided I’d just remind you all of the two songs Saosin have posted on their Myspace off their highly-anticipated major label debut/first full-length album. I’d say “Voices” and “Follow and Feel” are both solid songs that follow the post-hardcore sound demonstrated by “Bury Your Head.” Yet they lack that special something that made songs like “Seven Years” and “They Perch On Their Stilts…” And no, that special something is not Anthony Green. I have to hand it to them; they could have found no better replacement than Cove Reber. Perhaps it’s the guitar. If you compare the riffs of the aforementioned song pairs, you’ll find that those off the newer material are just rapid high-pitched notes which, although they may sound kind of cool, really lack the punch found off nearly every song on the Translating the Name EP. I don’t want to sound like a negative nancy, but I’m hoping the rest of the album proves to be better than these two songs. I’ve been waiting for this album for way too long to be disappointed.
My next post’ll be better than me just linking to a band’s Myspace. Promise!
P.S. If the other ATG writers are still alive, write something. It’d be nice.