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Hit the Lights – “Believe in Me”

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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  2. huntercrunch


    well... that wasn't very good...

    I quite like the main guitar riff, but the vocals are really grating to listen to.

    To be honest, while this band is obviously on the poppier side of pop-punk, their songs just aren't very catchy, this one included.
  3. SmithBerryCrunch Oct 27, 2017
    (Last edited: Oct 27, 2017)

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    I think this is alright. Chorus is pretty catchy. The mix/production feel pretty off though.
  4. SEANoftheDEAD


    what the hell did i just listen to? I had to turn that off 40 seconds in.
  5. earthlight

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    This song is a mess. Holy cow.
  6. earthlight

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    Invicta was incredible and even Summer Bones was decent (albeit a step down), but these guys are very close to falling off the map for me.
  7. holy hell, what did I just listen to?
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  8. ... tried to warn y'all ...
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  9. earthlight

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  10. earthlight

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    I mean, I didn't think their last full length was that bad. Invicta was so good -- so the last album could have been a warning sign that they were going off the rails a bit. But i've seen plenty of bands have a bad album and rebound with awesome quality stuff.

    This is not a good sign obviously
  11. earthlight

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    I dunno man, I think the song is pretty indefensible. It's a mess musically, structurally, lyrically and the production is a train wreck too. I really have hope for these guys but this is just not good.
  12. JamesMichael

    Software Engineer Prestigious

    Yeah I really liked Invicta. Shame they went back to plain old pop punk.
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  13. SFguitar


    Surprised at the hate for this track. These guys have done something different each album, and they're continuing that trend with the use of dropped tunings on their new stuff. And that chorus is super catchy, just like all their other songs. The production is a step downward though, vocal should be mixed better.
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  14. Drop tuning your guitars does not count as "doing something different" if you're just playing the same thing you would've anyway
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  15. earthlight

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    Especially if its worse quality than what you did before
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  16. SFguitar


    While I agree with you on the production, just because a song doesn't follow a traditional verse/chorus/verse/chorus format does not make it a "mess". I've noticed more and more bands and experimenting in this sense. Music evolves if you didn't notice.
  17. Micah511

    and I can sail with no direction Supporter

    with the last album and this, they are trying real hard to be in that FYS brand of pop punk, and that... is not where they should go.
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  18. Matt504

    Regular Prestigious

    You always have hahaha, also I’m seeing Aaron Gillespie solo tonight in NOLA. I’ll try to get some new info on Underoath/The Almost, and pass it along...
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  19. Analog Drummer Oct 27, 2017
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    Analog Drummer


    Bit same ol same ol. But didn’t offend me too much. I bopped along.
  20. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

    I actually like it? :) yeah
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  21. smoke4thecaper

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  22. schackbr


    this band has always been one of my guilty pleasures and i've liked everything they've put out...but i can't get behind this.

    1. why does it sound like it starts like in the middle of a song
    2. what is that scratching in the first 15 seconds? is this korn? limp bizkit?
  23. ctigers92


    Sounds like a Set Your Goals cover song. Loved Summer Bones fwiw.
  24. shogunTORTOISE


  25. AsfAstAswegofar


    It's really not a train wreck or anything but I'll take Invicta and Skip school, start fights over this shit any day.
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