Thursday, March 24, 2011


Few bands have emerged from the scremo genre that are worthwhile, and one of those bands is North Carolina's Alesana. With captivating guitar work, a 'screamer' that stays in tune, great piano (Possibly keyboard) work in many of their songs, and amazing melodies between screaming sessions, they're definably worth a listen. Each song is unique, and the lyrics are surprisingly well thought out, many dealing with love, hate, and ancient mythology. Again, I must put emphasis on their amazing use of touching melodies, particularly in "The Third Temptation of Paris" which contains no screaming, and is certainly a rather touching view on an old story. 

Alesana is one of the perfect bands to listen to with headphones through out your day, particularly for those who just want to tune their lives out and lose themselves beautiful music, and wave after wave of rhythm, and sometimes harsh vocals.

Recommended Album for New Listeners: On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax (2006)
Author's Favorite Song: A Siren's Soliloquy

Band Website: Wiki: them on-


1 comment:

  1. Alesana is a name I only know of from the "Punk Goes..." series of albums, but after hearing a few of their other songs, despite my intense distaste for so-called harsh vocals, I can honestly say they are a pretty good band.