Flyleaf - Flyleaf

Published Friday 30th June 2006
Flyleaf - Flyleaf
Flyleaf - Flyleaf

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18934-10692
LABEL: Octone 82376500052

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

I met these guys in America and immediately liked their simple rock sound topped off by Lacey Mosley's ferocious vocals. Drawing comparisons with Evanescence and yet managing to make a noise that is rawer, Mosley draws on her own difficult past including growing up in an alcohol troubled household. She creates songs that don't skirt around life's more difficult bits whilst also leaving the listener with some hope to temper things. Songs range from the explosive opener "I'm So Sick" to the insistent rocky groove of the more melodic "Perfect", the tribute to Columbine victim "Cassie" and the incendiary yet melodic "I'm Sorry". Packed full of angst, the band connect perfectly with their target audience with enough emotion piled into this rock to create something promising. It may not be original but it's nicely executed and this debut plonks them on the map. But although there are some brilliant flashes and I've been playing a few cuts to death on Rimmerama, there is not enough that is truly original to make this a classic.

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Reader Comments

Posted by rachel in cambridge mn @ 22:51 on Oct 6 2009

i love flyleaf they are my fav band i cant wait to see them in concert (i just started liking them about 2 months ago)

Posted by chlo in N.C. @ 21:26 on Apr 22 2008

i love this band! they/ you are asome! the first song i heard was all around me. i thought it was ok. but then i looked them up on mytube and listen to fully alive and breath today. and flyleaf became my favorite band. please come to north carolina. like chorlote. because i know you guyes are asome and if you could or have time email me.

Posted by Ruth in Miami,FL @ 22:53 on Oct 25 2006

Whoa... look at that im the first 1 to comment. Well I think that Fleaf iz an awesome band. I love the fact that they're christian bcuz at first i thought they weren't but now i love them! If any of u guyz red this email me or leave a comment on Myspace my user name iz Ruthy, you'll find me. O, I heard that u guyz were gonna b @ Aquire The Fire. OMG! I freaked out, I hope u go 2 the one in Tampa cuz thats where I'll be. Well I hope u read this cuz if not im juss talkin 2 myself. Bye!

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