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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Christian
In 2004, South Carolina natives, Emery did something amazing: They went from near obscurity to undeniable success and popularity, all in a year's time. What spurred their sudden fame was a combination of January 2004's rel... more »
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In 2004, South Carolina natives, Emery did something amazing: They went from near obscurity to undeniable success and popularity, all in a year's time. What spurred their sudden fame was a combination of January 2004's release of their critically acclaimed debut, "The Weak's End," and a non-stop tour schedule, including stints with everyone from Hawthorne Heights to Eighteen Visions. Now having sold over 55,000 copies of their debut release, Emery are gearing up for their new release "The Question" which is more focused, profoundly mature, and so undeniably passionate that no one will be questioning Emery's potential.
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Emery at it's best
J. R. Morales | Puerto Rico | 12/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Emery's debut album blew it's listener's with witty lyrics and and driven guitars, not to mention that they created a huge splash when they got on the scene. Now, with Emery's second release, listeners are in for it once again.
Although, the sound may be a little more commercial, it's Emery at it's full best. Not since Blindside's "Silence" have I purchased an album that I can listen to from beginning to end without skipping any tracks. There are a few things that stand out from this album: the lead voclas, for instance, are only a part of the entire vocal composition of the album, not the central piece. The harmonies are brilliant, with a mixture of classical choir intonations (on some tracks, like "Miss Behavin'") and modern vocal stylings that are just genius, not to mention perfectly executed.
Musically, Emery takes bold steps with this album, creating a musical atmosphere like nothing one's experienced. The ripping guitars, the syncopated rythms... all fused inside intricate progressions that will keep you guessing from start to finish. The album focuses on vocal arrangement this time around and not so much on the progressions of the music (although, they are still very much there). The result? An album that will take the emo genre to the next level. Very few albums explode with such originality as "The Question" by Emery.
This album is an all-around good buy. If you're exploring artists of the genre, look no further. If you liked their last album, what are you waiting for?"
Among the Greatest
IAmMichael | Colorado Springs, CO USA | 05/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To begin, Emery is one of the best rock/screamo/alternative bands ever, and if I could I would give this and their last album both a 6/5. They take screamo to a completely different level. I won't ramble here I'll just give out the pros and cons.
~ Amazing voices! These guys can SING!
~ They can scream too! The background screaming UNDER the beautiful vocals of Toby Morrell and Devin Shelton just gives me chills. And the fact that screaming isn't focused on as much as vocals is what really blows me away. In screamo, vocals are underappreciated.
~ Complex. Two/Three guitars, two lead singers that switch off, and Josh Head screaming his last name off make one of the most complex and impressive sounds since screamo became a word.
~ Heavy yet melodic.
~ So much energy.
~ Emotion is relayed through the melody of the singing, screaming and even the instruments, which doesn't happen too often.
~ Power and emotion without swearing. Props to any band that does this. Emery doesn't resort to throwing in four letter words to fill in enough syllables or make lines rhyme.
~ I can't think of one.
~ Some may consider this a con, some may consider it a pro; there is screaming in almost every song, if not every single one.
Emery is as close to perfecting their sound as any band in their genre. This album is worth every penny and then some. If you liked "The Weak's End", you'll love "The Question". Emery has only gotten better since "The Weak's End". If you haven't heard any Emery, but you like the screamo genre go buy both of their albums. You won't regret it.
Songs to check out for samplers:
- "Returning The Smile You Have Had From The Start"; one of the heavier, more screamy songs on the album. This song throws you right in the middle of heavy guitars and pissed off, scratchy screaming.
- "Listening To Freddie Mercury"; melodic, slowish, poppy
- "Studying Politics"; a single with a music video, good display of general Emery sound
- "The Weakest"; very little screaming, singers really sound great in this song. They sing over eachy other, different words, but it fits (that's one of the coolest things about Emery)."