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  1. its little things like that that make you forget about all the stupid shit hes done and said and have done to the blink name the past 8+ years. tom delonge is a damn shame
  2. no way in hell they play dude ranch shows. i could see a re release package type thing of the album though
  3. he doesnt touch toms tone, just changes his strings/general maintenance kind of stuff
  4. i love the tweets and instagrams they posted after doug's comment. "just a reminder, this dude is still a nutjob"
  5. went to go watch blink on colbert again after sum 41 played last night and absolutely killed it. looks like blink had them take the videos down because they're gone . guess they didn't like how mediocre it sounded?
  6. They played fake my own death on colbert tonight, and I have to say I was really impressed. Great tv performance
  7. i'm opening for boston manor next week! very excited
  8. just the voice 99% of the time doesn't sound like him
  9. i can understand the moments here and there, but it's 100% not him lol
  10. you guys can't be that naiive about the music industry. a good friend of mine personally worked on all of the marketing for california (and did a hell of a job!). she told me about some random hip hop guy that was brought to her company. they were told they had to basically make this guy. he went from nothing to being in the top 20 on the billboard 100 for his latest release. sure you need the quality music, but half of it is the marketing$$
  11. really didnt love the song. but i saw this on reddit, apparently this was a review that was deleted. Goddamn I’m Dead Again though... "A Murder Of Crows (You’re All Dead To Me)’ is the intro to the album. It has a slow pace which builds to violins and a progressive drum beat comparable to the intro of a suspenseful film. There’s a mystery throughout this introduction to what direction Sum 41 are going to take and how will this new Sum 41 in 2016 sound? The whole song has a slow tempo and mainly sets up the next song." ‘Goddamn I’m Dead Again’ kicks off into a guitar and vocal combination that is straight away reminiscent of Chuck. The first half of the song has everything you expect from a Sum 41 song, a catchy verse, fast paced chorus, heavy punk guitars in the intro and a mini guitar solo to split up verses. As you think it comes to the end of the song there’s a three-second pause. This then goes into a massive face melting Metallica-esque duelling guitar solo. But wait there’s more, this solo lasts for over one minute featuring high pitched partnered harmonies presumably by Baksh and Thacker. The last minute of this song is experimental, completely different and f#$king amazing. Perhaps the best song on the album for that second half alone. ‘Fake My Own Death’ was a great choice for first single. It has just enough experimentation to tease fans with the new Sum 41, but is still nostalgic and relatable enough to not worry anyone. ‘Breaking The Chain’ should have been the second single instead of ‘War’. It’s a slow paced soft song, which makes use and fully introduces violins to the Sum 41 sound. It has a catchy, easy chorus that is eerily familiar to Screaming Bloody Murder, so much so, the first half sounds like a song that didn’t make the cut for the album. However, the second half sounds like the band got together and remixed it with the new Sum 41 style. It eventually picks up into another high pitched melodic riff that fades out back into the minimalist, soft verse. Only to go into one final chorus that is heavier and progressively more impactful than the choruses before. The final twenty seconds are joined by a guitar that has a Linkin Park epic feel to it, these small pieces are easily the standout of the album and are such a tiny adjustment that make a gigantic impact. ‘There Will Be Blood’ screams Underclass Hero immediately. It has a hauntingly themed verse that is accompanied by eerie ‘la la las’ which goes into a chorus shouting “we’ll take the souls of the littles ones, and that might be you!” It sounds familiar and seems to be a nod to ‘The Jester’ on Underclass Hero. This song seems to give a Halloween theme and a sinister sound, which works really well and is a fun foot tapping song. ‘13 Voices’ is another song with a slow progressive instrumental build that moves into one of the biggest and best riffs of the album. This pace slows back down to Deryck’s verse that sounds similar to the previous title track ‘Screaming Bloody Murder’ from the last album. The vocals use a carnival/circus effect similar to how one would imagine a man shouting into a megaphone saying “ladies and gentleman step right up”. The chorus is catchy and a classic Sum 41, however, the real standout is the first instrumental minute. ‘War’, why did they use this song as the second single? Perhaps because it’s a bit more radio friendly? Regardless, it’s a good song with an amazing guitar riff that gives more Linkin Park vibes. This song follows the progressive pattern of the album and once again builds to the last minute of the song that is full of new guitar sounds and a generic pleasure inducing riff. Compared to the rest of the album and previous soft Sum 41 songs this isn’t a standout. ‘God Save Us All (Death To POP)’ has a distinctive sound compared to the rest of the album. It sounds like Sum 41 but can’t be pinpointed to a previous album. Deryck’s vocals in the chorus are accompanied by another nu metal lead guitar riff. Another instrumental highlight is the chunky metal bridge out of the half-way point’s chorus. There’s something about these guitar tones within the album that add such a new influence to the album that somehow gives a nostalgic sound from the mid-2000’s from different bands, yet is new and modernised within Sum 41. ‘The Fall And The Rise’ gives a throwback to early Sum 41 with Deryck rapping in the verses. It’s nice to hear such an old school influence from the band being morphed into their modern day sound. The song continues with a chorus that is unfortunately not rapped, but continues with this epic and monumental tone with vocals and guitar. ‘Twisted By Design’ is the final song/outro to the album. It starts off slow and as always with Deryck it has lyrical depth and emotion. This slowly blossoms into an emotionally heavy chorus with the hauntingly relevant lyrics, “They say the fire in your heart is gone, but I say it’s really only just begun, and all alone you know that I’m, twisted by design.” This seems to be Deryck’s most emotional and personal song heard in a long time. It’s a beautiful song to end the album on and if Sum 41 never wrote another album, it would be a perfect end."
  12. i've never experienced that, wouldn't even imagine not using elixer strings. ive used both light and medium phosphor bronze
  13. god damn do i love alkaline trio. that was the first song i learned how to play on guitar
  14. the California sound works in blinks world, but not for alk3. just not what that band does. it's cult fan base would turn on them pretty hard
  15. bennett


    up to 122 myself. still play everyday. it may not be as exciting as when the entire world was playing, but i still enjoy it
  16. its just the constant stating of how its not the same without tom baffles me. of course its not, it shouldnt be. it would be terrible if it was. because thats not really a thing bands do. no one else is going to replicate that.
  17. i don't really get why stage banter keep getting brought up. "stage banter" really isn't a common thing for bands. you pretty much never see bands do it as much as mark and tom. so if you take mark or tom out...its not going to be there, and shouldn't. pretty simple thing. do you guys really want mark asking matt about sleeping with his mom last night? the past few years of it with mark and tom was pretty frced though. sure there would be genuine moments here and there, but tom pretty much had a set dialog he would stick to. i remember specifically some of the things he'd talk about every night on a tour was oprah and justin beiber
  18. i think it would weed out all of the fake fans going to see all the small things. they won't be able to sit comfortably in a seat or out in the lawn
  19. i feel like it's just a status thing for mark. blink was always the joke band and they strived to be taken seriously. he can go hey look we sell out arenas! it's sad when you see a band as huge as green day playing a normal venue like webster hall in NYC on their upcoming tour, but blink will only do large arenas.
  20. Haha that's right! I remember getting that with some discounts so I sold it for profit actually.
  21. i haven't really done that before. originally i really just wanted to play the last of us, as well as mlb again because you can't on xbox. after i finished tlou, i decided to sell it and put the money towards a new guitar. fast forward to now, and the new spiderman game will only be available on ps4 and i NEED to have that lol. so i figured id go with the single player/multiplayer plan above
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