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By: Dylan Schoonover
By: Dylan Schoonover

Sleeping With Sirens tone down the hardcore mantra on their latest album "Feel". In an ever-evolving music world, SWS shifts directions on many tracks including the melodic opening title track "Feel". Kellin Quinn winds listeners through his penned thoughts of oft-points of contention, namely his father and broken relationships. Maturity shines throughout the record as it appears listeners are granted a more honest look into SWS than that of prior albums.

New (MGK - Alone) and old( Matty Mullins - Congratulations) collaborations abound within the track listing. Easily the Song of the album and summer on Warped Tour will be the collaborative track "The Best There Ever Was" featuring Fronz of Attila. In a M.F.M.V.M (made for music video moment) when the track drops on the Main Stage at Warped Tour 2013, fans will lose their minds sending barricades toppling reminiscent of their opening at Warped 2012 in New York City!

Addictive riffs opening "Here We Go" and "These Things" harness original fans and newcomers alike. SWS reaches to blanket a wider audience with a radio-friendly "Feel" and "Free Now". Likely debated many times over, the track order is a bit puzzling, instead of a melodic progression it feels more like a rollercoaster ride up/down/up/down.

"Feel" will propel Sleeping With Sirens further into the elite rock status of the industry. In an environment known for devouring one-album band after one-album band, SWS proves again it has cemented itself for years to come with a solid record and a willingness to diversify and take chances. For Sleeping With Sirens, 2013 truly will be the Best There Ever Was!

~ Dylan Schoonover
The Artist Spotlight CBS

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