Season of Poison

Season of Poison

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by Shiny Toy Guns
     
 
Shiny Toy Guns' sophomore effort sheds some of the retro appeal that fueled the band's first record, We Are Pilots, in favor of a dark electronica
ock hybrid that recalls Evanescence and the melodic side of Linkin Park. Female singer Sisely Treasure makes her debut with the group, having replaced the

Overview

Shiny Toy Guns' sophomore effort sheds some of the retro appeal that fueled the band's first record, We Are Pilots, in favor of a dark electronica
ock hybrid that recalls Evanescence and the melodic side of Linkin Park. Female singer Sisely Treasure makes her debut with the group, having replaced the departing Carah Faye Charnow several months before the album's release, and her vocals brim with the energy of an aggressive cheerleader. Such rhythmic scream/singing provides a nice contrast to Chad Petree, who handles the bulk of the album's melodic vocals. With Charnow out of the picture, this is undoubtedly Petree's band, and Treasure adds a fiery, sensual spark without hijacking the spotlight. Personnel changes notwithstanding, the biggest difference here is the band's decreased debt to the dancefloor, as they now rely more heavily on guitars and distortion pedals rather than synthesizers. "Ghost Town" flaunts a stomping, club-ready drumbeat before dissolving into a mainstream rock chorus, but tracks like "Money for That" and "When Did This Storm Begin" are more suited to headbanging than dance moves. When the bandmates decide to revisit the '80s-inspired sounds of their debut, as they do on "I Owe You a Love Song," the results are decidedly mixed. The song bubbles with keyboard undercurrents, but the chorus relies too heavily on Petree's long, sustained high notes, which lose their luster after two key changes and nearly four minutes of repetitive hooks. Season of Poison is bound to please fans of goth metal and electro-laced rock, and the gorgeous "Frozen Oceans" appealingly finishes the album with lush balladry. Even so, this seems like a slight stumble after We Are Pilots' strong start, although Shiny Toy Guns have yet to lose their momentum.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2008
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0602517876347
catalogNumber:
001220902

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shiny Toy Guns   Primary Artist,Background Vocals,Various
Jeremy Dawson   Group Member
Josh Wilbur   Drums
Jason Jacobs   Background Vocals
Sisely Treasure   Group Member
Mikey Martin   Group Member
Stephen Petree   Background Vocals
Chad Petree   Group Member
Ally Maris Petree   Vocals
Emily Petree   Background Vocals
John D. Schwandt   Organ,Track Performer
Jason Jacobs   Background Vocals
Mikey Martin   Group Member

Technical Credits

Jeremy Dawson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Tim David Kelly   Composer
Josh Wilbur   Engineer
Sisely Treasure   Composer
Matthew Laws   Composer
Shiny Toy Guns   Programming
Rick Kwan   Engineer,Reverb
Dustin Skyles   Engineer
Stephen Petree   Composer
Chad Petree   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jesse Nivens   Graphic Design
John D. Schwandt   Composer
George E. Tobin   Audio Production

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4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shiny Toy Guns out did themselves on this one. Season of Poison is a cd everyone should have in their collection. It is definitely the better of their two albums. Its sure to hit the spot in whatever type of mood your in......
BubbaMeadows More than 1 year ago
I really do enjoy this album. I can usually find one of its tracks to fit my mood. My favorite power tracks are Ghost Town and Ricochet. The light are I Owe You a Love Song, and Turned to Real Life. The relaxing are Poison, and It Became a Lie on You. If you like other works by Shiny Toy Guns, this is a great addition. My hope, is that you won't be disappointed.
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MeusVox More than 1 year ago
I was really excited for a new release from this group!
I am a great fan of the electronic sound thier first CD had, the sound that is MISSING from this one! All this rock guitar, distortion, it makes it sound like every other "nu-metal" band out there right now. Angry emo garbage.
They were unique in the fusion of incredible lyrics, pop-electronica, on top of the duet that just suited the whole ensemble. It was catchy, heartfelt, and interesting! All at the same time, not being terrible like so many other one hit wonders. And, look what it is now; they've been processed and refined into this cookie cutter crap only moody teens could ever really appreciate...but that's who you're catering to, isn't it?
What's with this CHICK? What makes you think you can come into a band, change the lineup and the sound, and KEEP THE SAME NAME!? This is no longer Shiny Toy Guns, it's not Generic Plastic Crap.
You take a set of given things. You call it something. It is defined, and its unique characteristics make it what it is. Now with this heap of poo someone called music, someone took out what made them and is trying to sell it!
A $2.00 knockoff made in China is never the same thing!

Aweful, horrible. Terrible. This is trash. No talent, nothing special, whitewashed bleached sundried poo.
The only reason why I gave it any positive reviews at all is because there's a little spark of hope, and that's the male vocals that haven't been replaced. His voice is great...just too bad his partner is bye bye.

Buy this CD so you can burn it with fire!

Oh yes. I gave "Hit Potential" a high rating only because I think this was geared for popularity (and not much else). This many pop hooks can only mean one thing, record label is just trying to make a buck and sold this band's soul. Waste.