11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After reuniting with founding members Matt Wantland (guitar) and Brian Vodinh (guitar/drums), Knoxville post-grunge outfit 10 Years sound rejuvenated on their eighth album. Opener “The Messenger” offers inspirational lyrics over a driving beat, sparkling guitars, and a Tool-esque bridge, while “Novacaine” features a pulsing bassline and high-flying chorus courtesy of vocalist Jesse Hasek. Elsewhere, songs like “Ghosts” and “Phantoms” venture into quieter territory with plaintive guitars and softer, gentler vocal passages.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After reuniting with founding members Matt Wantland (guitar) and Brian Vodinh (guitar/drums), Knoxville post-grunge outfit 10 Years sound rejuvenated on their eighth album. Opener “The Messenger” offers inspirational lyrics over a driving beat, sparkling guitars, and a Tool-esque bridge, while “Novacaine” features a pulsing bassline and high-flying chorus courtesy of vocalist Jesse Hasek. Elsewhere, songs like “Ghosts” and “Phantoms” venture into quieter territory with plaintive guitars and softer, gentler vocal passages.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

B-Riffy ,

Love it!!!!!

This band just doesn't make bad music ever and this album is no exception. Novacaine was the first track i heard from this album and it is one of my favorite songs from them ever and this album as a whole goes hard. Listen to it and love it !!

JZ628 ,

Solid Album (Not their best)

10 Years is my favorite band and has been since 2005! I have religiously followed them and will continue to as I believe they are extremely talented and continue to put out very solid rock music without "selling out" for a more pop-like record. Jesse's voice alone is worth the price for admission. Coming into this album, I was very curious to see the direction with the exit of Tater, re-addition of Matt Wantland, and being produced by Nick Raskulinecz.

This album is a more straight forward "radio friendly" album. The songs are quick and fairly simple. While I like the album it's missing some complexity, in my opinion. You will not find songs like From Birth to Burial, Fade Into, All the Other Colors, The Autumn Effect, etc... There are no drawn out songs with a lot of musical depth, like the songs I mentioned above. This album was going for more straight forward tunes. It's not very heavy, which is fine. Reminds me of a mix between Feeding the Wolves and Division. Just a more commercial based album, not a lot of experimental stuff going on like "Minus the Machine" or "From Birth to Burial." Again, which is fine but I was hoping for 1 or 2 songs that were more dynamic.

My favorite tracks on the album are: Insomnia, The Messenger, Phantoms, Novacaine, Vampires and Halo's. My least favorite track is Catacombs (while the verses and bridge are pretty good, not sure what they were thinking with that chorus.)

Overall, it's a solid album that does a lot of good things. 10 Years still puts out some of the best rock music and "(how to live) AS GHOSTS" continues their journey and is a must have for any 10 Years fan!

*Also, picked up the exclusive Best Buy bonus tracks editions. Heart Shaped Box cover is fantastic! Telescreen sounds like an early mix of Vampires and the Novacaine remix is, musically, a much different take on the song.

Rade 11 ,

Innovative

Been a big fan for a long time. This album just makes me look at things in a different light. Listen to it.

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