The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Whenever, If Ever


Album

Whenever, If Ever

Label

Topshelf Records

Year

2013

Genre

For Fans Of

My Heart To Joy - Sum 41 - Deer Leap

Summary

Hearty emo sounds mixed in well with slow, post rock templates.

Rating

90 / 100

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die (TWIABP) have graced the music scene with their own brand of emo music, managing to keep the scene alive for themselves. Their new album ‘Whenever, If Ever‘ showcases the reasons to be glad this band held together to make their first full length album.

Whenever, If Ever‘ is filled with unexpected turns in each song as the album goes from slow, scenic sounds to fast sounding pop punk and emo. TWIABP have branched out somewhat from their original emo styles to create an album filled with the aforementioned style, post rock, with some pop punk elements hidden within, as the vocals resemble the sounds of bands such as Sum 41. Equally, the release is graced with some slow, harmonies that all go together to create an emotional environment.

Picture of a Tree That Doesn’t Look Okay‘ shows all these elements together as it begins with a slow, post rock sounding song, which continues to build up over the course of the song. Coming to the end we are faced with a more heavy, classic TWIABP sounding style. This ability to change up the sounds and incorporate so many genres means that TWIABP can reach a larger fan base, there is a little something for everyone to like in there.

The album still holds a great amount of energy as we are met with songs such as, ‘Fightboat‘ and ‘The Layers of Skin We Drag Around‘, which embody their original emo styles, making you want to jump around and head bang after sitting to the previous calmer songs.

The emotional and relatable lyrics along with the mixture of genres throughout the album make it a successful and enjoyable album to listen to. There are songs that make you sit and think mixed with tracks that make you dance around and take you back to being 13 and listening to Sum 41 and Funeral For a Friend in your bedroom.

Conclusion

‘Whenever, If Ever’ is an enjoyable album with elements that can appeal to everyone. The mixture of different sounds ranging from harsh emo to slow, post rock elements actually work really well together and the pop punk/emo feel of the vocals are the cherry on top of this great album. Worth a good, in-depth listen.

Tracklisting

1. Blank #9
2. Heartbeat in The Brain
3. Fightboat
4. Picture of a Tree That Doesn’t Look Okay
5. You Will Never Go to Space
6. The Layers of Skin We Drag Around
7. Ultimate Steve
8. Gig Life
9. Low Light Assembly
10. Getting Sodas

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