The Living End are sure to make a bigger splash in the United States with State Of Emergency, this album is full of soft spoken vocals and at times redundant lyrics. A type of soulful alternative band, The Living End has put a lot of time into all 14 tracks on the album. The album itself goes from fast to slow, which I would think would make for a hot live show. Warped Tour has pulled The Living End to come and play the month of July for them. Then they will be heading out on a headlining tour in August; which is sure to give them a full schedule.
With a clear spoken voice lead singer Chris Cheney (who also plays guitar) has great voice in the album but I feel its missing something and honestly It could be my opinion but I think the vocals do not match up with the music. Some of the time I feel it could use a faster paced and a more assertive tone lyrically but it really makes only a smudge on the scheme of things. The album as a whole is really good lyrically and musically; even though there may be a thing or two I sliked about it. That's my opinion, but if you like Alternative and/or Punk music you should give this album a try.