I Would Set Myself On Fire For You- Believes In Patterns

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I Would Set Myself On Fire For You – Believes In Patterns [2006]
Rating: 7

I Would Set Myself On Fire For You a name that is commonly known in today’s emotive hardcore scene (or screamo whatever you prefer) and with good reason, they are a group of extremely talented musicians combining an array of melodic instruments with technical guitar playing and emotional and raw vocals that blends with the soft feminine voice that chimes out singing clearly in the majority of the songs.

While the musicianship on this album has picked up, they have progressed greatly in that sense but it seems to be lacking a lot of vocally, leaving more to be wanted. The screaming in this album is toned down quite a bit and is often replaced by a whispery voice or mediocre singing that seems too untrue to the band for it to be completely enjoyable to the band’s long time listeners.

As an avid music listener I am not going to sit here and claim that just because one aspect of the band has changed slightly, but still enough for it to be noticed, and to almost annoy that I am going to cast this band out into the wasteland of my music collection. I am aware that change happens in band music evolves every artist understands that, if you are just going to create something that is the same every time, then there is no point in creating. Sometimes change isn’t for the best, and that’s what I feel has happened here, while a slight format change has gone on it wasn’t for the better.

There were a million little things that could have changed in the music but they picked one little thing that I think was perfect the way that it was, on their self-titled full length the screaming and the singing blended together in this sort of experience, taking you to that exact feeling that the vocalists felt when they were shouting them, the self-titled is a ride, you feel so many different things throughout the album and that’s what was amazing about it.

While on “Believes In Patterns” it seems the focus is put on the instrumentalism, it doesn’t convey that same sense of emotion that the first album does, but I’ll give credit where credit is due and salute I Would Set Myself On Fire For You, they’re still making beautiful music, just not the same beautiful music that I fell in love with.


Review By Noah.

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