March 27, 2013

Alesana - On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax (2006)

If you didn’t figure it out by the album name/cover art, let me just confirm this for you: YES, this is a screamo band and NO, I’m not ashamed to post this on Tzeeeac. With that out of the way, here’s a list of reasons why you should listen to this album:
  • It’s a debut album and we like to give debut albums a special chance. 

  • The lyrics are a stupidly interesting blend between greek mythology (no mention of any Larissa sacrifice, though) and the standard emotional stuff that goes on any record of this type. 

  • Vocals come off like tortured alley cats left to forever fend for themselves in the highest trees, with no apparent firemen to their rescue (and exhibit a close resemblance to the sound of bears fighting with trash cans inside an electrified cage) - i.e. classic Tzeeeac material. 

  • Underneath all the vocal cacophonies, there are riffs and hooks to the songs that make it interesting enough to warrant a full spin. 

  • It’s short, just under 50 minutes; even if you don’t like it, at least it won’t bore you to death. 

  • There simply wasn’t any screamo material here on Tzeeeac, at least not that I can remember. 
Now let there be bashing!*

*of me, or the album, whatever your puny souls enjoy most.


  1. Love it.

    But, ”It’s short, just under 50 minutes” LOL DO U EVEN GRINDCORE BRO??

    1. Not really. The bigger the song, the happier the Jonathan...