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Fantastic CD, interesting DVD
on 3 September 2014
Fantastic album, I've loved it since it was released. Because I loved the album so much I actually re-bought it to include the DVD. For a minor fan there is probably not enough in the DVD to consider re-buying for, but for big fans and for the cheap price this CD/ DVD is available for, I would recommend buying the DVD version. And as a side note, it also includes a lyrics booklet which my previous CD did not, so that alone may be worth considering.
The DVD content displays the band actually behind the scenes (compare Artwork by The Used, not worth the DVD extra) and you see how the band interacts with each other which is quite interesting considering Fazzi's brief time in the band. As they also go through the album track by track, although nothing controversial or major is stated, you do get to find out who came up with certain parts of different songs.
For those who haven't heard the album, this is my favourite of the TBS albums, but tends to not win over the hardcore Nolan-era fans, which I am less a major fan of. Sink Into Me is the poppiest song on the album, so if that's the only track you've heard I wouldn't say it's the most representative. I'd say this is probably their heaviest album, and lyrically more angry. Where You Want to Be is I think the closest style out of TBS' catalogue.
Highlights for me are Swing, Carpathia and Everything Must Go. Even fans who aren't in love with this album tend to agree it has the best closer (Everything Must Go) that TBS has ever written. Overall I would recommend this album