July 20, 2011
The Sound: The sound on The Drug In Me Is You is extremely difficult to describe. Falling In Reverse did an amazing job with creating an album that uses several different sounds. They have elements of post-hardcore, some metalcore, pop-sounding choruses, and even some electronic influence. This is a mix that many bands have come done, but Falling In Reverse has done it with a more unique twist, mixing in other genres as well as different rhythms that don’t just make you want to head bang, mosh, throwdown, or whatever you do while listening to heavy music. There were moments on this album where I found myself wanting to sway, tap my foot, jump, and even during the more intense parts on the album, I just didn’t know what the fuck to do. Overall, Falling In Reverse has done an amazing jobs with mixing many genres (not just pop and post-hardcore). When it comes to the guitar solos, I’m not sure if one of the guitarists wrote all of the solos, or if both worked on some. Either way, during most songs Derek Jones or Jacky Vincent is going shit crazy with these amazing solos. Several fast and intense solos were put into this album, and it definitely adds to it. The other instruments on the album were amazing as well – some of the bass lines were extremely good and catchy (I’ll get to that on the track by track), and Ryan’s drumming made it so that at some parts that was almost all I heard (not too loud, but it just caught my ear so nicely). Then there’s Ronnie. Whether he is singing or screaming, he is doing an amazing job, the whole way through. There were some parts on the album where he used his vocals to such an advantage, and it will tie you right in. Ronnie has a great voice, and it’s obvious that he hasn’t forgotten how to use his natural instrument.