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Thought provoking music, with melody,
This review is from: Harmony No Harmony (Audio CD)
The anxiously anticipated follow up to the phenomenal "A song to ruin" is drawing closer. I have to admit, I am very excited.
A song to ruin was a cocktail of punk, melody, laced with lyrics that question the society in which we live (for example, there was a song that describes how children are indoctrinated into particular beliefs through fairy tales, and there is another song about the fashion industry and lifestyle magazines).
Million Dead take their name from a Refused song lyric, and Frank Turner (lead vocalist) cites Refused and Converge as two of his influences. Chances are, if you like either, you may well also like this very much. Frank also describes this second album as a more melodic, well thought out update for their debut album. So this is a must-buy for owners of the first album. Although, frankly, im sure if you bought the first one, chances are you are going to want this one anyway, i mean, the album was stunning wasnt it?!
Often misconceived as Emo, their genre is difficult to narrow down (sorry but its true). Its punk/alternative/post harcore i guess, lol, whatever that means, but that really doesnt do them justice!They deserve a category all on their own."LiVing the dream" and "after the rush hour" are both stunning singles. I implore you to buy this album and be part of the revolution. A hardworking independent british band, with real talent and genius. A must for anyone who likes their music to say something and tackle real issues.
Oh yeah, and Matt from Busted likes them too....apparently (i saw him at one of their gigs anyway,lol)