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come here for variety emo kids,
This review is from: Deep Elm Sampler - Vol. 3: Sound Spirit Fury Fire (Audio CD)
By giving this CD a 5 five star rating, I don't mean that every single track is going to thrill your emo ears, but that as a compilation of this label's best, including the Appleseed Cast, Seven Storey and Brandtson; it's got to be said, they haven't done a bad job. On a first critical listen, I did use the 'it's too same-y' line, but giving it a chance, I found myself selecting my favourites and you do find yourself discovering some gems you wouldn't have otherwise found due to the lack of exposure Deep Elm bands get in the UK. It's criminal in my mind.
A majority of the songs are the nice, melodic kind (imagine the subtle violin) but some of the faster ones are really impressive. My highlights, to name a few, are Brandtson 'Leaving Ohio', ' 'Rockets and jets' Slowride, 'improbable inside' Camber... etc. I'm currently awaiting the arrival of 'Cross My Heart's' album (despite their name) so if you're bored with your worn-out mainstream emo essentials, get this to spruce up your CD collection. And while you're at it, get vol. 2 Deep Elm compilation- 'Songs for the Working Class'- because 'It doesn't take that many pills...' by Cross my Heart has got to be heard.
If anything, this album is good as an emo compilation in itself.