Last November mixes it up a tad - ok, maybe more than
a tad. On their debut release, ironically released in October
(not November), they give you a little of this and a little of
that. A little lounge rock, a little screamo and some of that
alternative stuff. You never know what you're going to get with
In the beginning (tracks 2 and 3), you have a smidgen of an Incubus
vibe going on, and that little bit of screamo peeks out. Now,
the general purpose of screamo is to make a song/band sound harder,
yet in "Infantry" the mellowness holds true. Going on
down the line of tracks, you come to #4 and #6. In these you slide
into that little bit of lounge rock, mentioned before, similar
to that of, say, Jack's Mannequin or Death Cab For Cutie.
Adding in a few more instruments in the studio - besides your
typical guitars and drums - makes for a more interesting overall
sound. In "Where Do We Go From Here?" there's an excellent
acoustic piano that offsets the strong guitars. But then in the
next song "Addicted To You" the band takes that piano
and makes it electronic, which gives the song a slightly more
poppy sound. Probably my most favorite song on the album is #9,
"Hindsight." The beginning guitar is so dramatic; it
could fit nicely in a movie or theatrical trailer. Again Last
November grace us with more piano, simply adding to the drama
that unfolds throughout the song. Having 12 songs rounds out the
CD, ending with a song that has an entirely too long name: "When
It Rains It Pours
And The Forecast Calls For A 100% Chance."
They mixed it up a tad and it's a good thing they did. Get your
little bit of this and little bit of that in All The Gory Details
2. The Attic's Full Of Paper Hearts
5. Sorry, Sweetheart
6. On New Years Day
7. Where Do We Go From Here?
8. Addicted To You
10. Every Gory Detail
11. Make Believe
12. When It Rains It Pours
And The Forecast Calls For A
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