I just got listening to the album, The Romance Years by Fall From Grace and right now I’m trying to figure out where the romance was in the songs. There’s some hint of what might be mistaken as romance in the meaning of the lyrics but beyond that I couldn’t find any sense of the word being used in the songs. Which is actually fine with me because I would rather hear the fast, hard, alternative punk rock sound that’s being used in The Romance Years then I would listening to a song that is actually romantic.
This album opens up with the song “Your Majesty” where the vocals are loud, in your face, and filled with hype. The tempo of the song is one that goes up and down in a way that makes the song fun to listen to and easy to sing along with. The vocals are catchy with the long notes that are being used a lot in the songs. It’s easy to hear the influence of bands like Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance in the songs on this album. It’s not in a bad way though, they have taken what made those bands popular and fun and use that essence in their own songs.
One thing is for sure, Fall From Grace sure say “Whoa” a whole lot on this album. It would be safe to call this album the Whoa Years instead of the Romance Years. This one word, whoa, gives the best description for the way the songs are played, sung, and sound. The sound rushes out like a wave of hyper sounds that made me want to sing, jump, and start saying whoa with every other word that comes out of my mouth. With all the many bands out there that has tried to take this sound and beat but have instead given songs that sound like all the rest, Fall From Grace breaks out of that mold. They’ve brought out what makes this style of alternative punk sound good while not making it sound like all the other thousands of songs in the market. The songs are all catchy, they have a lot of energy, and would easily fit on most rock and pop radio stations to become the band of the month.