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Kids In The Way - Apparitions of a Melody: The Dead Letters Edition Review

by Brodie

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Kids In The Way, a 4-piece self-proclaimed rock/screamo band from Indianapolis, IN., offers up a re-release of their 2005 release, "Apparitions of a Melody", complete with 2 new songs. The question is…..why? Not unlike Underoath's re-release last year of "They're Only Chasing Safety", KITW have released an album just barely a year old, with new tracks "Fiction", and "Getting Over You Getting Over Me", the latter of which sounds like nothing more than a youth group anthem you'd hear 14 year old girls singing on a church bus while driving to youth camp. KITW, although described by many as having strong screamo elements, never hit that level, rather opting (thankfully) for more melodic vocal lines, with the occasional strategically placed scream. That's not bad though, it keeps them from being like every other band out there today.

"Apparitions…" isn't a bad release, it's just hard to see why they, or perhaps their label, would decide to release a album all over again with two new songs, instead of simply making the new tunes available as a pay-for download. One has to wonder if lagging album sales last year may have led to the release, using the new tracks as motivation to spur some extra sales. It would be a shame if album sales warranted a re-release, instead of offering their fans a full release of all new material. One can only hope that isn't the case.


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Kids In The Way - Apparitions of a Melody: The Dead Letters Edition

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