Thursday, September 1, 2016

Life in pictures

I had discovered this band when I was 14, a friend of mine had a mix cd that contained some bands and from those "some bands" it had 2 songs from this one that stood out the most. For a long time I never encountered the bands name. I don't even remember how I ended up finding this band years later. Perhaps in my senior year I had asked that guys younger brother about the mix CD and had said "Ohh this is Life in pictures" I tried gathering info which wasn't all that difficult to find although to find files on the bands only 2 releases is hard to find floating around. The band is from Arizona that began in 2000 between 2000-2002 this band never released anything although I heard some rumors that the band had some demos between that time but I can't confirm this since I have not seen any of these demos around. In 2003 the band released their debut EP called "Songs from the sawmill" these 5 songs share some catchy energetic post hardcore/Metalcore type of stuff that the vocals can even be considered in some form of "Screamo". I don't like metalcore all that much or at all I feel that bands intend to fail at that wild chaotic guitars and fast paced 0's on the guitar. Life in pictures was one of the few more interesting acts. Arizona is pretty known for its metalcore scene and honestly a bunch of bands are the same repeated structure influence from the next band that doesn't offer anything besides another type of this and that. Luckily Life in pictures had only 2 releases in which I think if the band was active to release more this band would fall in the same boredom. The bands debut has some songs that are similar to the next ones on that album and the only reason why I do not complain about it is because its their only full length. There is a huge transition to the bands EP from 2003 and their debut from 2005. Besides that it nearly took them 2 years vocally it changed although I wouldn't call it a huge big improvement it just sounds different. But not in the sense that the EP is better. I find both releases overall great. The debut "By the sign of the spyglass" was released by Pluto records. I am only familiar with the label since they released The Jonbenet's Ugly/Heartless and HORSE the band's R.Borlax, not familiar with any other release from that label. I believe the band broke up about a year after this release. Life in pictures seems like the band that should still be relevant because I mean if it caught my attention and I can barely bear this type of music I am positive many others would enjoy these 2 releases

Songs from the sawmill EP

By the sign of the spyglass

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