Laymen Terms

Since Last December

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Layman Terms' Since Last December sounds as though the band stole Mike Herrera from MXPX and made him sing along with a mix of melodic punk and emo pop music. If one would take their pick of average emo bands on the market, that's a good idea of what this sounds like. Rockin' parts, lyrics about breakups, occasional acoustic guitar for that "extra emotional affect," guys who used to be in a punk band and want to play "more mature" music but still want to be cool so they throw in some punk beats -- this is what the band throws out for ten songs. This type of music has been done to overkill at this point, and an album such as Since Last December adds nothing new or creative to an already over-saturated scene.

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