I was surprised and honored to be asked to review this song. What can I say? This band is awesome and everyone already knows it. They’ve got a proven track record of being awesome. When I received the e-mail I hit up everyone I went to Warped Tour with and was like “hey you know Emery? guess what?!?” So enough fanboying, I’m going to talk about why this song in particular is awesome.
Starting with chill and tight production, with the momentary eighth note pause in rhythm on the downbeat gives the listener a hesitation that feels good. This song features a large dynamic range, the valleys sounding like lounge music with a virtuoso guitar competency of guitar licks. The peaks with roaring walls of guitar and tight production. The bridge is really where it picks up to mosh level pacing featuring backing vocals screaming and highly emotive lead vocals “Is This the Real Thing” is an epic track for a nostalgic Warped Tour goer.
This song is the first single and opening track from the upcoming album titled “Eve” releasing Nov 9th, 2018.
“Emery is an American post-hardcore band from Seattle, Washington currently signed to BadChristian Music. Emery was founded in Rock Hill, South Carolina by Toby Morrell, Devin Shelton, Matt Carter, Josh Head, Joel Green and Seth Studley, and moved to Seattle in order to reach a more music centered scene.
Before signing with Tooth & Nail Records, Emery recorded two EPs, The Columbus EEP Thee and The Weak’s End demo that they used to attract attention from labels. With Tooth & Nail, they have recorded five studio albums, and two EPs. The Weak’s End, their debut album, was released in 2004, followed by The Question in 2005 and I’m Only A Man in 2007. The latter fulfilled Emery’s contract with Tooth & Nail. However, the band re-signed with the label and released …In Shallow Seas We Sail on June 2, 2009. The album, We Do What We Want, was released on March 29, 2011, and the band’s most recent album, You Were Never Alone, was released on May 19, 2015 via BadChristian Music.”
^taken from Wikipedia