8 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

SoapySlope ,

Neutral

Not bad, but not as good as the original. Will probably listen to the old version more.

AndyMunozSLC ,

THANK YOU.

I've always dreamed of my fave bands doing renditions or re-recording their first EP's. You guys delivered and did some awesome things with it. Thanks again! @notarummy

v0n0sin ,

A Refreshing Take on a Classic

Senses Fail was a BIG part of my high school life. I would listen to the “From the Depths of Dreams” EP everyday on a portable CD player from beginning to end for days on end. With that being said, my review will focus on the remastered sound and Buddy’s vocals.

So, how do you retain the emotional content from high school into a remastered version of those songs 15 years later? Easy. Be Buddy. Buddy hasn’t lost that teen angst that made his vocals from the first EP so memorable. Remember, the original EP was written when the band was still in high school. Buddy’s vocals have developed in a way that he can deliver these songs in a much more mature manner while keeping the emotional content it had all those years ago. Buddy is still as angry and emotional here as he was when the EP first released in 2003. He just knows when to be calm and when to be angry, which adds more emotion to the lyrics and songs. Buddy isn’t looking to regurgitate and rehash the same EP. He’s looking to add maturity and more emotions to these songs from along ago and he accomplished just that.

Many will think that the EP is over produced and over done. Although that may be true, it is not prevalent in all the songs. “Bloody Romance” and “One Eight Seven” are examples here. Both songs end on heavy instrumentals and vocals/screams. While the instruments have heavier distortions and higher gains than the original EP, it does not overlap or overtake Buddy’s screams. Buddy’s screams remain raw and unhinged and is sure to bring back that emotional nostalgia that Senses Fail gave us back in high school.

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