Life Is Not a Waiting Room

Life Is Not a Waiting Room

by Senses FailSenses Fail


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Senses Fail continue to explore the three-way intersection between post-hardcore, screamo, and punk-pop with their third LP. Musically and lyrically, Life Is Not a Waiting Room furthers the dichotomies that helped fuel the band's previous work: heaven and hell, muscle and melody, depression and emotional uplift. There's also a good deal of harmony here, from the dual guitar solos of Garrett Zablocki and Heath Saraceno to the band's use of vocal harmonies. While Senses Fail have always resisted the urge to tone down their hardcore tendencies in favor of a more commercial approach, Life Is Not a Waiting Room still features some surprisingly melodic moments, from "Yellow Angels" -- a ballad that concludes with fist-pumping gang vocals -- to the anthemic "Garden State." The band draws parallels to Further Seems Forever during such moments, where they flaunt their pop-inflected songwriting skills without losing the might that fuels the group's harder songs. Longtime listeners can rest assured that those harder songs haven't been left behind, as tracks like "Lungs Like Gallows" and "Wolves at the Door" find room for rusty-throated screams and double kickdrum thunder. Nonetheless, the band shows the bulk of its growth when melody is emphasized.

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Release Date: 10/07/2008
Label: Vagrant Records
UPC: 0601091051225
catalogNumber: 512
Rank: 149898

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Life Is Not a Waiting Room 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is, in my opinion, the best Senses Fail album to date. After listening to the entire album I found myself wanting more. The tracks on this album cover many different life situations, there were many things I could relate to. And if i couldn't I was sure I knew someone who could. I would absolutely reccommend this album to anyone who has anjoyed even one Senses Fail song. The band is great! The album is great! Buy it! :)
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