Every Time I Die "Low Teens"

It's almost mind blowing to believe that the band is celebrating their eighth full length release. For the past fifteen years, Every Time I Die hasn't put more than a two year gap between releases and has been a factory of productivity when reflecting on their endless tour cycle and merch management.
     The fact that the band still has the same energy to pump out a song that sounds like "Glitches," with the same enthusiasm they rolled out of the gate with on their debut many moons ago shows proof of concept. The song is so obviously ETID before the album begins to dive off the deep end in "Two Summers," and "Awful Lot." The two tracks own a new element of the band, with Buckley showcasing some great melodies that are produced incredibly well. These moments are probably the most exciting thing the band has done on record since "Ebolarama." Album highlight "Petal" is the album's most brutal track and takes us to a time reminiscent of the early 2000's the band raves about, that breaks it down subtly and hands the crown back to those it so rightfully belongs. Before Low Teens concludes, "Religion Of Speed" and "Map Change" gives us one more jab at Buckley's acapella that cements his newly developed skill set, mastered to perfection without coming off as a nuisance.
     The band may have never been set out to prove anything, but their consistency in staying true to their sound, while writing refreshing songs has created a catalogue that's loaded with passion and fresh ideas. There's a few lackluster tracks here and there, but on a deluxe version that spans out fifteen tracks for almost fifty minutes of music, it's safe to say the band has unleashed another solid slab of animated tunes to rave about for another nine tour cycles.

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