Ever Stays Red: the brink of it all
It’s really hard to define the eclectic sound of Ever Stays Red. Promoted as a band for fans of Anberlin and My Chemical Romance, ESR gets really close to breaking through with a signature sound, yet no one song seems to carry the album. In contrast, the basic sound of each song seems to melt into the next until you’re left with a lot of good stuff, but nothing great. In contrast, the lyrical content scores big with thoughtful lines including those found in the anthem Letters: this voice inside us will be big enough to face what’s wrong/and to speak of what could be.