Some High Points, Along With Some Lows — 4 years ago
This album was very raw and emotional. Overall I enjoyed it as a form of catharsis but their were quite a few things about it that turned me off, namely the metal cliches and all the talking.
Though I understand the depth of emotion she was attempting to get across, I found the very epic metaphors and comparisons she made to be almost laughable. All metal has this in some form or another, but it really stuck out in House of Secrets. Ultimately, her absurdly “metal” way of expression became funny at times and detracted from her message.
I found that Shattered Pieces and Suicide Trees would have been great if they had remained written pieces. Being read aloud to when I’m expecting music never works for me. There was far too much talking on this album.
The lead singer is no doubt talented. She can scream better than any leading man I’ve ever heard. I wonder if she can still talk after recording.
Either way, this album has its downfalls, but at the same time I think that anyone who has been through anything depressing or challenging in their lives can relate to some of their songs.