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Published on August 30th, 2010 | by Denise Borders

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Woe, Is Me *album review*

Woe, Is Me

Tim S.- Guitar
Kevin H.- Guitar
Austin T.- Drums/Programming
Tyler C.- Vocals
Ben F.- Keys/Vocals
Michael B.- Vocals
Cory F.- Bass

Woe, Is Me

Woe, Is Me

Marking the first release off Velocity Records (sub of Rise Records) is Woe, Is Me’s debut album, Number[s].

The band’s hometown of Atlanta, GA might be southern and sweet, but this band.. ehh, not so much. They bring the same musical style of bands like Confide, Attack Attack! and Sleeping with Sirens.

Number[s]

Available 8.31.2010

Available 8.31.2010

Track List

1. On Veiled Men
2. (&) Delinquents
3. Mannequin Religion
4. Keep Your Enemies Close
5. Hell, Or High Water
6. For The Likes Of You
7. I.
8. Our Number(s)
9. If Not, For Ourselves
10. Desolate (The Conductor)

The album starts off strong with a great first track, On Veiled Men; which is really more of an intro to the second track (it’s pretty much ONE song). Â It’s got a good mix of metal growls, clean vocals, heavy guitar and synthesizers. I DIG IT, YO.

However, as per usual with new albums in this genre, I can’t say there is much originality in the music, but they’re at least Woe, Is Me did it well. Â They have a little less screaming than normal metalcore bands, which might broaden their fan base a bit. Â I have to admit that I had to double check the band roster to see if Jonny Craig (Emarosa frontman) was their singer [clean vocalist, obviously], because the first thing I thought when I listened through the entire album was “um… this sounds like Jonny Craig singing for Attack Attack!” so… yeah… if that sounds like something you’d be into, check it out!! :)

It’s one of those albums that’s up and down for me. Â When it began, I was into it and digging what these guys were doing; but as the album continued, I became less impressed by it and more like content with it. Â They did a good job for a debut album, but these boys aren’t exactly making breakthroughs in music. Â It’s normally a relief to hear something new, but this kind of sounds like the old. If you’re into that type of music though, I definitely say check them out since they are at least good at what they’re doing.

Check out their MySpace for more info.

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About the Author

Denise Borders

29, Los Angeles. Denise founded PWV in 2008 and remains the primary manager and photographer/videographer. She really likes the Descendents and hates doing dishes.



One Response to Woe, Is Me *album review*

  1. william d says:

    jonny craig did guest vox for 2 tracks i believe

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