With Yesterday's Rising's Brandon Bolmer replacing vocalist Craig Owens and Underminded's Tanner Wayne taking the place of drummer Derrick Frost in their new lineup, Chiodos stick to their emo-screamo-hardcore blueprint for Illuminaudio. Bolmer has a powerful voice, and he shares Owens' range, with the ability to alternate between broadway high notes and a metal wail. Meanwhile, Chiodos seem to have found their comfort zone. They shred ambitiously, without ever allowing their licks to get in the way of the big, emotional hooks.
|Label:||Equal Vision Records|
Performance CreditsChiodos Primary Artist
Clinton Bradley Keyboards
Technical CreditsClinton Bradley Programming,Sound Design
Bill Purcell Pro-Tools
Will Putney Engineer
Kyle Crawford Artwork
Tim Harmon Band Photo
Jeremy Comitas Engineer
Christopher "Notes" Olsen Programming,Sound Design
Jay Sayong Pro-Tools
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As long as you're not looking for the same ol' Chiodos this CD rocks. It shows a definite maturity over Bone Palace Ballet but I'll be damned if I don't miss young Craigory. My love for Chiodos has never been because of Craig's voice but in the overall talent of the band. Each member has a great relationship with their musical instrument and it has always shown. Their driving guitars and notorious break-downs have always set them a step above the rest. While this CD has those components, it lacks some of the awesome, playful energy of the previous albums. I honestly like the new vocalist and it makes them easier to play on shuffle at a party but I wonder if Jared Leto would mistake the singing for his own at times. Not a criticism, just an observation. Dude sounds like how Jared Leto wishes he could sing. His voice has the ability to have three distinct sounds and the range is ridiculous. He's a great addition to the already awesome band. I don't even know his name yet but dammit I will, we all will. And we will all click our inner "like" buttons. It's easy to see now that these are not young boys anymore but musically talented grown men. Men who came to rock your face off. All in all, old Chiodos fans, buy it. Want a sweet new CD to nod your dome to? Buy it. One.