What can I say about Stars Are Falling? Well these guys started off in Sacramento, about a year and a half ago. I got to see one of their first shows and was already thoroughly impressed. Then only a 3 piece. SInce then they have had a few member changes and added a guitarist, lets just say WOW. Though their newest CD How Many Eyes Have Opened” does not feature the new guitarist it is still an awesome CD. How much radder (yes I said radder) would this CD be with the deeper more full sound of 2 guitarists. These guys have come along way since their conception.
This CD has some what of a Zao-esk vibe to it mixed in with a little good ole Hopesfall. Each track throws in a new element to be enjoyed. In my opinion you can’t go wrong with that. One of my favorite tracks on the album is track 2 “Eva”. It starts off slow and builds up into an intense screamfest (I just wanted to say screamfest) which breaks into the verse. That is followed by this awesome breakdownish part in the song it makes me want to flail my fists and feet around in a rhythmic motion unfortunately doing that in my car could be dangerous. So I will attempt to refrain you get the idea.
Lyrically Johnny says “It is based around our lives experiences goals defeats love and God. pretty much everything we’ve carried for a lot of years will be released through this album. Music is a tool. This album will be full of all of this. The lyrics dont just come from the past but from past present and future.” Much of the songs are poems because of that he says their is much more freedom in writing.
Musically this CD is beautiful. THere is such a diverse mixture of melodies and intensity it keeps you very interested. Nothing about this CD cliche as so many things in the hardcore scene has become. Stars Are Falling is a definite breathe of fresh air. Stick with these guys if they stick with it they are going somewhere. Than you can say you were O.G (generally means Original Gangsta but for my purposes it means Old School).
In closing the CD rocks my face off from Sacramento to Tuscany and back.