- Summary: The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based post-hardcore quartet was self-produced by the band with Kit Walters.
- Record Label: Epitaph
- Genre(s): Emo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
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Kerrang!Jul 31, 2013It helps the record sounds amazing. [6 Jul 2013, p.52]
Alternative PressJul 9, 2013The Blackest Beautiful is a brutally stunning document full of soul and purpose. [Aug 2013, P.88]
Jul 9, 2013Songs on Fake History sometimes sounded like they were simply vehicles for Butler’s frenetic performances instead of complete songs. That isn’t the case here, which means that most of these songs aren’t as immediate, but lack of immediacy is generally a good indicator of an album’s longevity, especially in post-hardcore.
Apr 29, 2015I only found letlive a few weeks ago, but now I can't stop listening to this and their other albums!! Great energy and passion in the soundI only found letlive a few weeks ago, but now I can't stop listening to this and their other albums!! Great energy and passion in the sound and the lyrics, definite recommendation for anyone looking to add to their hardcore punk collection.… Expand
Aug 24, 2013I don't know exactly how there can be so much buzz about this album. The trumped-up brashness of bravado is immature and sounds out of placeI don't know exactly how there can be so much buzz about this album. The trumped-up brashness of bravado is immature and sounds out of place against the HUGELY over-produced moments of clean vocals wait, scratch that; not just clean vocals but also TONS of Vocoder! The album feels completely unfocused, all the moments of urban/rap attitude, vocoding, lo-fi than extreme hi-fi production creates a document that is anything but brilliant or the future of 'Punk', if this is the future of 'punk' than I am ****
I can't help but think of Refused "The Shape of Punk to Come" ...a honest big production 'punk' album, but in every way that album succeeded this album fails! I am also reminded of Blood Brothers large slabs of blood gutteral catchy indie punk/hardcore.
"Unique" has been a common word used for this album. But this album is everything BUT. Wow they borrow elements from so many different genres, but that has nothing to do with anything. None of that matters, especially when used so un-natural. How can anyone take this so seriously (and they damn do demand that listening to the lyrics), the production and voice manipulations are overdone and made to sound accessable, corporate even!
I can't imagine all of the extremely high marking reviews being some how or another influenced by a 'payola'.… Expand
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