Saturday, 23 July 2011

Asking Alexandria - Reckless And Relentless (Review)

This is not so new album which was released in April (thought I may as well discuss it). Asking Alexandria have been famous for combining the use of metalcore music with european trance, together making a nice melodic and some what catchy songs. After rising to popularity incredibly fast from their previous album, this album still includes the use of the european trance. The songs are written to an almost novice style, not very complicated, but they are quite melodic and just sound nice with the nice mixing they have used to produce this album. They still feature clean vocals with screams getting a nice blend of heaviness and cleanness. The band has also adopted a more "hair metal" look to relate to the party induced music, rather than there more "emo" appearance in "Stand Up And Scream". So personally the more simplistic songs are a down side but they do give a nice melodic tune to listen to. Their new album (depending on what edition you got) also includes mixed tracks of their songs. The lyrics are mostly based around the theme of partying but also feel to have a more in depth theme to them, so the lyrics shouldn't be to discouraged.

Asking Alexandria - Reckless And Relentless: 7/10

                                         To The Stage:


                                          Closure:



                         The Final Episode (Off their previous album "Stand Up And Scream",                            and essentially made them popular)

13 comments:

Diego Sousa said...

whoa! finnaly something to save me from boredom! thank you for the good post!

Dilord said...

wow not bad. I liked their style hence the fact that their metalcores. Awesome dude and I liked the song To The Stage.

Batow said...

Awesome choice of videos. Pretty good band. :)

thomau5 said...

good review! i dont really like screamo too much though

GENETICS said...

I sort of like their style, not really my type of music though. thanks for referring me to them, I'll see if my friends have their old album since I like it the best. :)

happyhacker said...

I like 'em.

fabio_2007 said...

great songs

T Papar said...

great and unique!

Philloz said...

Definitely going to need to check out more from these guys!

Javier said...

I'm not the biggest fan of these guys, but I may get there. Nice blog!

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That Bastard From Bellingham said...

Good review, good selections on which songs to show via Youtube...

I'm just highly opinionated when it comes to anything-core, and those high opinions are almost always voiced in the negative.

ON THE OTHER HAND, I can hear that Eurotrance you were talkin' 'bout, and indeed their technicality is quite high quality.

I can't complain about THAT at least...

Jack said...

good stuff man

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