Tigerface: Castlecore Pt. 1
What better way to return to the fold than with Tigerface's latest album Castlecore Pt. 1? Now, had this album -- which is stretch for something clocking in just under 24 minutes while containing six songs -- been named Crabcore Pt. 1, it could have possibly been the greatest YAFI album of all time. Unfortunately, Tigerface doesn't play crabcore. Dammit.
Best Song: I'm wary of songs with the name "The Funeral," but Tigerface managed to give their best effort on their song of the same name. The vocals aren't too emo-bangs-and-gold-diamond-allover-print-purple-hoodie -- as they can be on some other songs. They are subdued, mellowed out and help carry the song, which brilliantly uses Tigerface's penchant for grandiose, overarching orchestration. There's even a pretty hair metal-tastic riff in there for good measure.
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