A review. Short but sweet.
This album is great and for fans of “old school” Trio, I think they’ll find at least one thing to be happy about here. It’s most definitely a return to form both in writing and melody. If people still complain after this one they just need to move on because honestly, it’s not going to get any better without completely regressing.
I definitely think this is in the running for best Trio album of all time. Both Dan and Matt’s performances are exceptional. From Matt, howling desperately and mournfully, “tell me everything will be okay, tell me that you’re still in love with me” and this album basically being a love letter to love lost, subject matter that fans in general have universally agreed has been the catalyst for some of Trio’s greatest tracks, it’s what you’ve come to expect and love out of him.
Dan with striking, earnest and poignant declarations of love with songs like “Young Lover” to smooth but starch and angry anecdotes on the opposite with a track like, “I, Pessimist” he grows and just gets better with each release.
Derek packing a punch on the kit, there to emphasis and compliment every guitar lick, definitely one of the most under rated drummers in the scene right now.
My grade is simple - Great. Fucking. Album.
And we’ve still got an EP to look forward too…
I’m only just getting on so I know I’m a couple hours late on the stream, but what is your favorite jam from the new album so far?
If you live in Salt Lake or anywhere near, free Alkaline Trio show!
Spaces are limited and you have to RSVP.
If you are attending any of Alkaline Trio’s California dates, please feel free to submit your quality photos and videos via the submission form:
I know that this is a Skiba fan page, but it won’t hurt for you to know, in case you didn’t already, Derek is involved in a new project called Dead Ending.
Dead Ending is Jeff Dean (All Eyes West, The Bomb - Official, Vic Bondi (Articles of Faith), Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio, The Suicide Machines) and Joe Principe (Rise Against).
That’s all I’ve found about it so far, but keep your eyes peeled. :]