not slowing down
Posted December 12, 2009
forget and not slow down, relient k's latest release, is filled with catchy tunes and well written lyrics. through the years it is easy to see a maturing on the part of the band. their earlier projects have been filled with a fun and often silly honesty which has helped make the band popular. these albums had a very punk rock kind of sound which was very appealing to the teens who made up most of their fan base. their best release of their punk phase was definitely Mmhmm. their maturity began to show more in five score and seven years ago with such songs as up and up, devastation and reform, and death bed. the bird and the bee sides was a great album showing the band's seriousness about their music but also showing that they could still have fun. forget and not slow down is much more serious though. the band's music has definitely reached maturity and their lyrics and sound show it. mat drew a lot on the emotion of breaking up with his fiancée in his lyrics on this cd. and the music is as good as it's ever been. but the sound does reflect a level of experience and comfort in the way the music was written. the amount of time the band has been together and their experience in writing really comes out in songs like i don't need a soul, over it, and if you believe me. i really enjoyed it. it's a good album.
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