Empire is pretty boring imo, it's one of my least favourite BR albums.
The album seems really good on first listen, not really "totally awesome" but as I know my relationship with BR, after a few more listens I will totally love it. It has got a really nice feel as a whole. Anyone by any chance has a mp3 of the song "Finite" which was a leftover from the album?
Really weird why they did not put it there, it would be one of the highlights.
I just skimmed it on their Myspace....I have to say I'm surprised, it's actually quite new and original. I was afraid every song was gonna be like Resist Stance, more of the *same* thing (they've had like 8 songs with that exact same drum beat on every album), but they're actually kinda diverse this time through. I've liked Won't Somebody since I first heard it, and Cyanide has some really good slide-ish sounding guitar to it (reminds me of some of the songs from Recipe of Hate that I liked, like Man With A Mission and Kerosene). It's nice to see they're kind of experimenting more and not just riding the wave by being "trupunx" all the freakin' time.
For all the things that I never did
For all the places I never was
For all the people I never stopped
But there was nothing I could do..."
note worthy tracks for me are cyanide, i wont say anything, pride and the parlor, and ad hominem.
not their best work ever, but never the less very good, this band never lets me down. my favorites are still no control and the gray race though
One more day until the new album is finally out (in America). I can't wait to buy it.