- Audio CD (April 12 2011)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Universal Music
- ASIN: B002X9GX4S
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
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2010 release, the third album from the Raleigh, NC Alt-Rock band. Emptiness finds the band at their most creative. The record, which is packaged with a 13-page short story of the same name, perfectly blends together the distinctive Alesana sound with a new maturity and ferocity. Previous albums have sold 115,000 copies and 215,000 singles.
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But this one, I love. There isn't a bad track on this disc (unless you count an interlude). From beginning to end it's just damn good. There are no tracks on here (again, minus an interlude) that I skip while listening to it.
On 'On Frail Wings' you caught a lot of the high pitched, clean vocals which I loved. However, when 'Myth Fades' came out, the vocalist seemed strained. He tried to hit notes so high that they came out like a whisper and just did not feel right. On this disc though, it's just right. The clean vocals sound completely natural and have that unusually high pitch that I love.
The screaming side of the vocals are pretty much perfectly mixed with the clean. Most of the CD is clean, with a chorus or small part of screaming mixed in to change it up. In some parts, the screaming is dubbed over the clean vocals so you hear the same lyrics, but in the high, and growl at the same time which is done absolutely perfectly here where it's used. It's just an effect that I like to hear and it's never been done as good as it is on this disc.
Musically it's still Alesana, which is a good thing. If you've liked the music on the past albums, or even just like bands that are usually grouped with them, you will like this one. The only disc I've bought in the past year or two that even comes close to being as perfect to my tastes as this is Drop Dead, Gorgeous' "The Hot and the Heavy".
If you like this one, I would suggest checking out that one too. It's more screamy, but it's the main two that have been in my CD player since winter.
5 Stars hands down. Best CD from beginning to end I've heard in a long time.