Statement of Purpose

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Band Name Too Late The Hero
Album Name Statement of Purpose
Type Album
Released date 12 April 2011
Music StylePost Hardcore
Members owning this album2

Tracklist

1. Hold Your Applause
2. Still Insists She Sees the Ghosts
3. Life as Fiction
4. The Hunt
5. Dead and Gone
6. The Ground Is Lava
7. Statement of Purpose
8. Scary How Fast
9. Left as Your Reflection
10. Requiem of a Reflection
11. Wicked Self

Review @ SOSGermany

28 August 2011

Too Late the Hero's second studio albums knows how to have sound great!

Statement of Purpose is Too Late the Hero's second studio album. It was produced from The End Records and ReThink Records which was formed by Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler. Producer is Josh Wilbur (worked together with Haste The Day, Atreyu and even Lamb Of God, who produced TLTH's album debut "Is This Thing On?" also.
On my opinion Statement Of Porpuse is more than a solid work. It is one of the best albums in 2011 I've heard. No wonder because this year is long. We just have the End of August and many good bands will release new albums like Urma Sellinger, Save Our Souls and Beheading Of A King to name some so I'm stoked everyday for news around these bands but this is no reason for saying the album is "good" it is the best for me now and the other groups have to work hard to reach this level.

I like the album. The opener "Hold Your Applause" smash down your ears and the second track entitled "Still Insists She Sees The Ghosts" will bring you into a well-known situation. Sometimes you feel depressive, sick and sad. So sad you can't get out of the deep hole of loneliness and depression. The refrain of this song tells you that you are not as helpless as you think. You can reach your goals on your own way, with help of your friends, families or however. This track is one of my personal favorites. The fourth track "The Hunt" tells the story of a broken behaviour between a couple. The protagonist searches his love and will not stopp until he find her. In this song he call the he hunts her. This is a song which I can identify with myself. Maybe I would do the same like the protagonist.

More great songs are "The Ground Is Lava", "Left As Your Reflection" and "Wicked Self". On the last named track I like the cello solo by Peter Sachon. I don't know why but I like it. Maybe it is not typical for the Post hardcore genre. It reminds me to the last song on Silverstein's album "A Shipwreck In The Sand" called The End. This are songs whose catch my soul and my heart and can't imagine that any other song of a other genre (I don't name Emo 'cause this is a genre I can't live without in the last months) catched my as fast as The End.

Odd as bands like ADTR, A7X, We Are Defiance, A Skylit Drive, Vanna, Memphis In Fire and the other well-known Post hardcore acts who are touring worldwide nowadays.

I ask myself when TLTH will touring through Europe (who would support them doesn't interest me now). Hopefully as fast as possible because this band is a talented group, a diamond which must be found. They toured through the US and Canada, played on the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival on the first day of their national tour through the United States. They shared stage with famous acts like Panic! At The Disco, Anti-Flag, Dropping Daylight, Boysetsfire, People In Planes, Chiodos, Damone, Augustana, Name Taken, Bayside, As Tall As Lions, The Receiving End Of Sirens, Folly, Downtown Singapore, A Day to Remember, In Fear And Faith, A Skylit Drive, I See Stars, Attack Attack!, Dance Gavin Dance, Outsmarting Simon, This Romantic Tragedy, Memphis May Fire, MyChildren MyBride, Arsonists Get All the Girls, This Or The Apocalypse, and Vanna.

Our Last Night and Texas In July. The group have a high potential and I hope they will release several more good albums as this. They are on a good way to become one of the best newcomer groups of the US. Keep your eyes to Berwick, Maine, there is a new storm coming up to conquer the rest of the world!

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