So my new goal in life is to profile a new record each week. It’s not always going to be a new release, but it’ll be a new endeavour for me, and therefore NEW…
This week is all about Senses Fail.
The latest release from the New Jersey natives, “Life Is Not A Waiting Room” hit stores October 7, followed by the begining of a nationwide tour, thanks to the folks at Vagrant Records. After just about two weeks on the charts, the much-anticipated album peaked at number six on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart.
While some have criticised the band for taking a more commercial approach to things this time around, the finished product is nothing to sneeze at. “Life Is Not A Waiting Room” combines the best of both worlds as the typical Senses Fail hardcore riffs, soaring licks, and intense subject matter collide with producer Brian McTernan’s nack for polish and poise. Finally, the band explores their more melodic side on tracks like “Yellow Angels” and “Garden State”, but does a stellar job of channeling the hardcore roots Senses Fail has laid down over the last decade of so. Long-time listeners will find salvation in tracks like “Lungs Like Gallows” and “Wolves At The Door.”
The overall effect of “Life Is Not A Waiting Room” is surprisingly catchy, and will no doubt serve as one of those cornerstone albums of life for struggling teens everywhere.
Senses Fail is currently on tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Sky Eats Airplane and Foxy Shazam. Dates are scheduled nationally so check ticketmaster for prices and showtimes and don’t forget to get your copy of “Life Is Not A Waiting Room” today!