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Hard work, determination and success go hand and hand—and no one understands that better than STORY OF THE YEAR. In that spirit it should come as no surprise that these post-hardcore sensations decided to title their fourth full-length The Constant. However that doesn’t mean that the band’s latest disc isn’t a logical progression for St. Louis’ favorite breakout ... Read more in Amazon's Story Of The Year Store

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  • Audio CD (15 Feb. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Epitaph
  • ASIN: B00342URJK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,435 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. Time Goes On 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Format: Audio CD
it definitely amazed me it is raw visceral and totally awesome. i have fallen in love with I'm alive. i am glad to see these guys not staying together not only that but they are still just as amazing. This album is like a culmination of a learning process kind of like what happened with Nickelback they deviated with Long road home and then combined the sound with that of silver side up to Create a mega album "all the right reasons". Definitely worth your time, you will not be disappointed. The constant rocks!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. D. Horner on 15 Feb. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Yet again this is another top quality release from SOTY. Every song is full of great hooks and catchy riffs. If you were a fan of Black Swan you will be very happy with this album.

Best Tracks:

The Children Sing
The Ghost of you and I
Time Goes On
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This is truly beautiful 16 Feb. 2010
By Nick Colosi - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Why do bands usually make music that isn't up to par with their old material when they mature? Usually it's because what made the music great in the beginning was the young, passion-drive angst and energy that usually fades away as bands age.

Thankfully for us, Story of the Year hasn't lost their edge, but they definitely have matured. Their fourth effort under the SOTY name brings to the table the most well developed and poetic of anything they've ever done. Having said that the material I believe will be immediatly compatable with the CD collections of fans of all three of the other works.

Most of the songs are mid-tempoed melodic rock with the same punchy hooks we've come to expect from the boys of Story of the Year, with very heartfelt lyrics about trying to grow up in such a confusing world that we live in. This is a CD that is meant to be taken as a whole for how pretty sounding it all is; it could almost constitute a concept album.

Unlike most bands that have been around as long as these guys have however, they still keep their feet firmly planted in the hardcore scene. Whereas bands like the Used and Rise Against have dropped most of the screaming from their music, we have three very obvious examples of Dan Marsala's brutal raw vocal onslaught in "To the Burial" "Won Threw Ate" and "Eye for an Eye" These songs tend to be very political with lyrics that could have come from "In the Wake of Determination" but still manage to keep a little bit of "Black Swan" polish on them. "Eye for an Eye" is clearly a throwback to the days of "Falling Down," closing out the album with a four chord punk based rocker instead of an epic 5 minutes metally song.

And still these boys manage to keep things fresh after all these years by trying new things with the sound they've become so comfortable in. The opener "The Children Sing" opens with a chorus of, well, children singing, giving it an arena rock feel and making it a pretty powerful song. "The Dream is Over" is a straight up rock and roll jam with a bass driven verse (something we have seen very little of since "Page Avenue").

I can't say this will sit well with some fans, it's not like the other three albums, a tad softer at times and very personal, but in my opinion Story of the Year has always been a pretty personal and heartfelt band. This will be spinning in my CD player for quite some time to say the least, and even once the new CD charm wears off I can tell that it will get just about as much play time as other SOTY offerings. An instant classic and the first truly great CD of the new decade.
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Amazing... again! 2 Mar. 2010
By J. Tannous - Published on
Format: Audio CD
SOTY's 4th album is nothing short of perfect. From the moving opener "the children sing" to the closing headbanging "eye for an eye" this album's got it all: beautiful melodies, catchy choruses, touching lyrics (SOTY style) and of course Dan Marsala's unchallenged soaring vocals!!
There's not a single bad song, my favourites are "the children sing", "the ghost of you and I" & "holding on to you".

Overall an amazing effort by one of the best bands out there.
Their best one yet. 15 Mar. 2010
By J. Thiessen - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This album, like previous reviews said, sounds a lot like the old-time Story of the Year--which is AWESOME.

Their new songs have the same sound as their older, more famous stuff, but these new songs are even better. Sure you can't ever beat hits like Anthem of Our Dying Day and Until the Day I Die, but songs like The Ghost of You and I, Holding on to You, and Ten Years Down are very close competitors.

Story of the Year is so good at making amazing songs that cover different genres, for example their song "Won Threw Ate" is very heavy and filled with screaming and its AWESOME. While their other song "Holding on to You" is soft but EPIC and BEAUTIFUL, not to mention some of the catchiest stuff I've heard.

My favorite songs on this record are "The Ghost of You and I" and "Holding on to You" but in all honesty, I've thoroughly enjoyed every song on the album. It is truly phenomenal.

Buy this album, support an amazing band, and trust me, you will NOT be dissappointed.
The Constant - Story Of The Year 10 Mar. 2010
By Baker778 - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The constant is wonderful and this was a good buy although I do like the previous albums better.Musically, this record has less shouting and more singing than their previous efforts which is great because their lead singer has a fantastic voice and I can't say this will sit well with some fans, but but in my opinion Story of the Year has always been great and their lyrics are so beautiful and deep!!! I love them, they are one of my favourite bands and I definitely recommend getting this album beacause is amazing!!!Here is a track listing and rating:

1.The Children Sing 7.5/10
2.The Ghost Of You And I 7.5/10
3.I'm Alive 8/10
4.To The Burial 8.5/10
5.The Dream Is over 7/10
6.Remember A Time 7/10
7.Holding On To You 8.5/10
8.Won Threw Ate 8/10
9.Ten Years Down 7/10
10.Time Goes On 7.5/10
11.Eye For An Eye 7.5/10
Constant, It Is 5 July 2013
By LOmarG - Published on
Format: Audio CD
After two post-debut albums, I've come to accept that Story Of The Year probably won't put out something as catchy as "Page Avenue", and I'm okay with that. "The Constant" finds a nice place between its first and "In The Wake Of Determination". It's a record filled with hard energy, political commentary, and illumination. Marsala's vocals do not disappoint, and neither does the rest of the band. Solid and satisfying.
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