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Memento Mori
Flyleaf
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Reviewed: 11/17/2009 by Ryan


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Flyleaf’s “Memento Mori” is the follow up to the band’s highly successful debut. It does a few things differently than what the band did on their debut record; for one they’re not as aggressive as they once were. But it also does a few things the same too. This band is still passionate; it translates in the music and in the lyrics. This band is ambitious; sometimes that works to their advantage and sometimes to their disadvantage on this record. And this record has a good single that has the power to carry the record; that’s “Again” and if it’s not “Again”, it’s “Arise.” This is a good record, it’s long too. It runs at 19 tracks, which is incredible for an album these days. Still, some of these songs could have been left out because they’re not that good. So really the 19 tracks is impressive but really it should be closer to 14. “Memento Mori” just gets an ‘okay’ rating. It’s good, it’s just not as good as the band’s debut and lots of people were hoping for this epic record. There is a lot to like here but only a few songs to love and that’s the difference between this record and the band’s first record.

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