in a world where bands like the backstreet boys and britney spears can achieve fame and worldwide recongnition by singing songs they didn't even write and were in no way part of the creative process, skycamefalling are the reminder that if you dig deep enough through today's superficial music industry you will find music filled with real emotion.
when i first heard skycamefalling i didn't listen past the screaming and the heavy riffs, but after a lot of people pestered me to give 10.21 a real chance, i finally heard what all of my friends had been describing. this CD is incredible, a genuine brilliant achievment, and i am a guy who loves led zepplin, grateful dead, eric clapton, etc, so i do know what i am saying, and i do know the praise i am heaping upon this band.
in the genre of emotional hardcore/screamo, these guys have almost produced a whole new medium with which to express emotion. instead of the melody driven songs of bands like dashboard confessional and the juliana theory, they have stripped the music down, sometimes to the bare essentials, and in this rawness there is an amazing honesty of emotion. at the same time, these guys are great musicians, listen to the song '10.21' or the interlude song #5, or even the quiet breakdown in the middle of 'laura palmer'. it almost seem that you must break through the surface of skycamefalling's music to get a true appreciation of the contribution they are making. all the songs are long, full of many different parts - both quiet and heavy, and the songs all need to be listened to in full before a real judgement can be made, because the songs change so much throughout their duration.
i highly recommend this album... and i heard these guys are incredible live.
if you want to get a taste of what you are getting into, i recommend downloading these songs: 'laura palmer', 'the nothing', 'healing yesteryear' (the end of this song is incredible), '10.21' and 'the truth machine'.