When Of Malice And The Magnum Heart came out a couple of years ago, I went to Best Buy and bought it. I loved it. Catchy riffs, great breakdowns, amazing melodies and vocals made it a favorite cd at the time. I don’t remember how many times I’ve listened to it. And today, I went to the exact same Best Buy and bought the new Misery Signals cd.
It was really sad to see Jesse go. I was wondering how they were going to keep their sound because the combination of Jesse’s throaty and raspy scream and the catchy riffs is what made the band. I quickly found out that they had not lost their edge when I heard the new singer, Karl, on the new song they put up on their myspace. While Karl doesn’t use the same vocal style as Jesse, his vocals are great just like Jesse’s. I think both of the singers are great. The band has kept their signature sound: catchy riffs that get stuck in your head combined with great breakdowns, and they don’t stop. Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy is in the song One Day I’ll Stay Home. For those of you who don’t know, Patrick is a huge hardcore fan.
All in all, this cd is one of the top 10 metal/hardcore cds of 2006. I’ve waited 2 years for this cd and it was well worth the wait. If you enjoyed their previous full length, you should definitely get this cd. It’s great and the catchy notes and riffs will get stuck in your head.