Alive In Wild Paint - Ceilings
- Artist: Alive In Wild Paint
- Album: Ceilings
- Label: Equal Vision
- Year of Release: 2008
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- Reviewed by: symphony on 2008-04-22
Look, piano-driven pop-hypenated rock is a dying art. Especially in this genre. You may be good but so are your peers, therefore good equates to normal equates to next! Not unique. Normal is boring. Alive In Wild Paint's Ceilings is normal and transitively boring. Their only salvation is that they sound nothing like the shrillpopcore (shrill = shrill, high-pitched vocals; pop = figure it out, duh; core = everythings is core nowadays with ninety different prefixes adjectively describing the core) that is Chiodos.
What's wrong buddy, why so downtrodden?
Everything falls short of expectations. Travis Byrant's voice is good at times ("II") and other times just not good ("Ceilings")--we'll call it doubleplusungood. His lyrics leave something (read: everything) to be desired (my desire was "stop writing the lyrics"). Anybody who thinks "God gave me a gun/said take everyone standing in the way of what you really want/so I took his advice/yeah, I never thought twice" is decent is wrong. WRONG. These lyrics make Hayley Williams look like Billy Collins (google it). I've heard more creativity out of fifth-graders writing limericks. And while Matt Grabe's keys work is admirable, it's been admirable with his colleagues.
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