The Best In Town - The Blackout
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length album for the Welsh hard rock band.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
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  1. The Blackout thunder and squall through a batch of songs that deal with the usual topics of heartbreak, betrayal, isolation, and frustration with romance and society and have a familiar sound (sweetly sung vs. rabidly screamed vocals, heavy riffing, cavernous drums, and great walls of processed guitars), but generally have a fresh and vigorous feel that keeps things hopping throughout.
  2. This record sounds like Story Of The Year if they weree from the UK--energetic pop-hardcore that's ultimately a bit on the fogettable side. [Jul 2009, p.122]
  3. Best In Town adheres to its authors' trademarked, if confused, formula of generic metalcore verses, gratingly incongruous pop choruses, borderline misogynistic lyrics and gags that presumably sounded far funnier in the studio. [Jun 2009, p.119]
  4. Sticking to the formula followed by fellow Welsh emo posers Lostprophets and Funeral For A Friend, the generic metalcore verses and overblown choruses are all present and correct.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. nin
    Jul 22, 2009
    Pretentious name as it has been the last 40 years(yea im that old!)the same things said then as now by privately educated pricks who will end up in oblivion like the rest of theyre journos Expand
  2. MrM.
    Jul 11, 2009
    Strong, Catchy Riffs, With a decent amount of good songs, Not quite catching the highs of the Metal core genre, But none the less a decent album.