Our Last Night - The Ghosts Among Us
The first thing that anyone every notices about Our Last Night is the age of everyone within the group, especially the lscreamer. The screamer is in the age group of 14 - 16, while the rest of the band is not that far ahead. Whenever age is brought into the picture, people think that this band is too inexperienced to put something amazing out. Well apparently age is certainly not a factor within this band. Epitaph made a smart move by signing these high school kids. They have limitless potential while only starting off on their road to super stardom.
Our Last Night released their first full length album, The Ghost Among Us, in 2008 on Epitaph Records. There was a lot of talk about these kids, and whether or not they had the balls to handle the every busy music industry. The Ghost Among Us has it's good points and it's bad points just like every other record. On the good side, the music sounds amazing and vocals of young Matt Wentworth are spectacular. He truly has a great range in his vocal ability, and that will help take this band far. Another great thing about the vocal work is the screaming, it's not just sensless and placed randomly around the music. There is a smart placement among each set of vocals.
Now onto the downside about this album. While the music is good, a lot of it sounds the same. There are plenty of breakdowns to give Trevor Wentworth the opportunity to utilize his voice, but the bad part about that is, all the breakdowns sound the same. The Ghost Among Us is good, but I wish it would offer a little more variety in the music. It's a good debut effort by Our Last Night, while it does have flaws, that is to be expected. There is nowhere for this band to go but up, it's only a matter of time before Our Last Night finds the inspiration everyone needs, and unleashes a great album upon us all.
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