The Constant

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Their fourth studio album and second for indie giant Epitaph, The Constant finds Story of the Year making a comfortable return to the modern post-hardcore landscape. Like their last album, The Black Swan, the band seems to have settled into their own sound, effortlessly blending in touches of metal, pop-punk, and power pop to give the listener something that's more eclectic and engaging than the usual collection of anthemic rock that's become so common within the genre. "Remember a Time" takes a trip back to the '90s with a high-flying chorus that feels like an homage to Blue Album-era Weezer with its sugary sweet lead guitars and vocal harmonies. On other parts of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Their fourth studio album and second for indie giant Epitaph, The Constant finds Story of the Year making a comfortable return to the modern post-hardcore landscape. Like their last album, The Black Swan, the band seems to have settled into their own sound, effortlessly blending in touches of metal, pop-punk, and power pop to give the listener something that's more eclectic and engaging than the usual collection of anthemic rock that's become so common within the genre. "Remember a Time" takes a trip back to the '90s with a high-flying chorus that feels like an homage to Blue Album-era Weezer with its sugary sweet lead guitars and vocal harmonies. On other parts of the album, the band pulls off almost the opposite effect. On "Won Threw Ate" and "To the Burial," angst-filled vocals and thundering, metal-influenced riffage attempt to bowl the listener over in a d-beat driven frenzy. While Story of the Year may not be doing too much experimenting with their sound these days, they've more than shown their consistency as solid songwriters. With its driving guitars and massive choruses, The Constant is yet another highly catchy album from Story of the Year that will easily live up to their fans' expectations while making converts out of those unfamiliar with them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/2010
  • Label: Epitaph / Ada
  • UPC: 045778704026
  • Catalog Number: 87040
  • Sales rank: 157,864

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Children Sing (4:07)
  2. 2 The Ghost Of You and I (3:55)
  3. 3 I'm Alive (4:15)
  4. 4 To The Burial (3:48)
  5. 5 The Dream Is Over (3:52)
  6. 6 Remember A Time (4:05)
  7. 7 Holding On To You (3:43)
  8. 8 Won Threw Ate (3:44)
  9. 9 Ten Years Down (3:53)
  10. 10 Time Goes On (4:06)
  11. 11 Eye For An Eye (2:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Story of the Year Primary Artist
Josh Wills Percussion, Drums
Dan Marsala Vocals
Philip Sneed Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
The Skull Bass
David Holdredge Strings
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Michael "Elvis" Baskette Producer
Jef Moll Digital Editing
Nick Pritchard Artwork, Cover Photo
Story of the Year Composer
Jerry Ray Guitar Techician
Tim Harmon Band Photo
David Holdredge Engineer, String Arrangements
Dave "The Nail" Hovlerson Drum Technician
Jarvis Vasquez Guitar Techician
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    After two post-debut albums, I've come to accept that Story Of T

    After two post-debut albums, I've come to accept that Story Of The Year probably won't put out something as catchy as "Page Avenue", and I'm okay with that. "The Constant" finds a nice place between its first and "In The Wake Of Determination". It's a record filled with hard energy, political commentary, and illumination. Marsala's vocals do not disappoint, and neither does the rest of the band. Solid and satisfying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2010

    Best Band

    Story of the Year is one of the most unappreciated bands out there. 'The Constant' and 'The Black Swan' are by far the best albums out of the 4 they have, although the first two also have great songs. SOTY has a mix of hard rock songs, and mellow ones that incorporate other instruments, like the piano. Lyrics are always meaningful, and the guitars are one of their strong points. Amazing solos, lyrics and melody. You won't regret buying it. Best songs to get a glimpse of the CD are: 'I'm Alive', 'Holding on to you', 'The Ghost of You and I', 'Remember a Time'.

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