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A Not So Tragic Cover Up
Artist: Chasing Victory
Label: Mono Vs. Stereo
Time: 5 tracks
Yes, yes, ok, ok. Blah, blah, blah. This is not really original, but it is good! So why whine over not being original? If it is good, it should not matter. Yes, emotic, screamo, hard edged emo is now "huge," but there really is no reason to dismiss a good band! No, I am not exactly into screamo slash the emotic hard edged musical stylings too much. Yet, ever since this band used to have the name Bailey Drive I have liked their passion to create good music. While the music is emotic it is aggressively thrown down. The guitars build a landscape of smooth, lush, and aggressive sound to layer upon the singing and the drums. The screams break up the sappiness quite well. Normally I would not get into emotic music, but Chasing Victory (fka Bailey Drive) has always been a band that I would be eager to listen too. _A Not So Tragic Cover Up_ is just a CD to suffice until a full-length comes out. The lyrics cry out a need for Christ, boldly so, a need to "Step into the Light", love, and an admittance that we keep on doing things that are needless to do. Yes, this CD is not "original", but it is good, and that is all that should matter.
Len Nash (12/18/04)