“The fire rages in me / Daylight fights through the night”
Grab your headphones and get ready to find out what originality sounds like. With Identity on Fire, ASD once again juxtaposes the beautiful, soaring vocals of Michael “Jag” Jagmin and brutal screams and guitar, but don’t expect this album to sound exactly like their past releases. If that’s what you want, you’ll be disappointed. Among other differences, Identity on Fire spans several genres with its vocals, from pop-rock to post-hardcore and just about everything in between.
This album marks a departure from the lyric-writing process ASD used in the past. Where most songs on Wires…and the Concept of Breathing and Adelphia began with the creation of an imaginary place or situation, Identity on Fire is all about reality and connecting with listeners in their everyday lives. The result is 12 songs that are sure to become the anthem album of a disenchanted generation.
The title track is almost unsettling. It takes the idea of an identity on fire and makes it more than just words to match a melody. It’s a frenzy of emotion, with singing deftly interlaced with talking and screaming all at once, creating a cacophony that gets into your brain, scrambles it up, and leaves you wanting more.
Don’t miss out on a chance to treat your ears to some genre-bending melodies and thought-invoking lyrics. Identity on Fire is now available in stores and on iTunes.
- Review by Laura Ladymon