Wishing One Last Time
Lyrics that hardly ever rhyme infused with lost love’s yearning while pop punk guitars, sans leads, chug quickly along in the background, I guess you’d have to call this emopopunk, or maybe new school emo. No shouty vocals or fast-slow-fast-slow changes like in older emo, instead this is all clear high vocals, quicktempo 4/4 with the occasional metallic flourish that’s gone before you noticed it, pick slides and soaring double-tracked harmonies.
It all tends to sound the same to me after a few cuts, but it certainly is well-executed and well-produced. Includes a sped-up Cure cover (“Pictures of You”) and a credited bonus track inexplicably put at track 69 (11 through 68 being momentary silences). I hate the latter practice of playing games with tracks, but otherwise, this is pretty OK.