I know this band is something-core; I am just not sure which one. With song titles like "Love To Hate, Hate To Me", "The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us All" and "A Song for a Broken Heart", you almost know what to expect. It's got the high-powered crunching guitars, tantrum screams, and wait, what's this? An emotional breakdown with twinkly guitars and strained vocals? Shocking! The time is right for A Static Lullaby, with Thursday and Thrice signing to majors and the Used receiving coverage on TRL. This band has the right formula to become everybody's favorite new band. But, if you're looking for something more, put this CD down and pick up the new Blood Brothers album.
I'm making up a new genre for these bands: banal-core.