I’ve listened to this album several times since its release and it sticks with me. There are songs that stick out more than others, but I won’t go into detail on that because of my next point. Upon further analysis, I began to fully understand the genius of the album itself. I’ve never heard of any of the bands that the members of SOAF are a part of, so I don’t have a clear picture of their musical backgrounds, but the styles that they incorporate in this project kind of transcend any one “genre”. The genius of it all is this, there’s something here for everyone. There’s a little electronica, a little prog-rock, definitely a “(insert here)-core” influence, but there’s also some latin beats in there, maybe even a little dance/club. I imagine that if you handed this out to 20 different people, they would probably enjoy at least one song on the album. I also see them gravitating towards songs which are more to their liking. Whats more, this is an album that can really be listened to anywhere. It’s cerebral enough that you can just sit and enjoy it, but it also has a flow so you could pop it in your car stereo on the daily commute.
Give it more than one listen, but I guarantee there’s something for everyone here.