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Forever Changed

Forever Changed: The Need To Feel AliveThe Need To Feel Alive (2005)
Floodgate

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt Whelihan
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Forever Changed take the cookie cutter emocore sounds of bands like Matchbook Romance and run them into the ground. They are not simply beating a dead horse, but stabbing and shooting it too. The Need To Feel Alive is just a boring album. The tones, song structure, and riffs have all been done be.
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Forever Changed take the cookie cutter emocore sounds of bands like Matchbook Romance and run them into the ground. They are not simply beating a dead horse, but stabbing and shooting it too.

The Need To Feel Alive is just a boring album. The tones, song structure, and riffs have all been done before. Even the album's artwork seems strangely familiar. The album runs back and forth between typical highly-produced pop-punk/emo and bad mainstream hard rock before closing out with the painful power ballad, "Knowledge." These guys do know how to play their instruments, they just seem to be having a hard time finding an original voice.

I can't say this is all unlistenable, as there are some memorable melodies and nicely executed harmonies (thankfully, no random screams in the background), with musical moments that are reminiscent of bands like Hey Mercedes (the opening hook of "The Need To Feel Alive") or Jimmy Eat World (the chorus of "Romance In Denial"), and lyrics that actually take on other subjects besides girls, but they are just too infrequent for Forever Changed to truly stand out. Instead, the band often comes off sounding mechanical and lifeless like wax dummies of a band that actually rocks.

 


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Anonymous (April 3, 2005)

Keep your pants on kids, emocore isnt even a fucking genre of music.

None of this core bullshit is. Adding in a singsong part in your hardcore song doesnt make a new genre and adding a screaming part in your emo song doesnt make a new genre either.

This mishmash-core label tossing shit needs to stop. Everyday there are 16 new bands putting out CD and each of them gets theit own core name.

Fuck.

-!GreenVandal!

Anchors (April 1, 2005)

Yeah, Matchbook Romance is really carrying the emocore torch left by Dag Nasty, Heroin, and Gray Matter.

I couldnt' tell the difference between Matchbook and those bands if you threatened to kill me!

stevejonestherealbones (April 1, 2005)

emocore is shit

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

same goes for you buddy

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

matchbook romance is not emocore faggot

the only proper, applicable genre is 'shit.'

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

Matchbook Romance is emo-core?

Yeah, I think my head just exploded.

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

Forever Changes is such an awesome record.

Oh, the snot has caked against my pants.

Inspection12e (April 1, 2005)

The music isn't that great either.

sickboi (April 1, 2005)

Worst band name ever.

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