I Am The Avalanche - Wolverines (Album Review)

Vinnie Caruana is Long Island royalty as far as I'm concerned. Since emerging from the Long Island scene Caruana hasn't seemed like he could write or sing a bad song. His band after The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche, is three albums into their career with Wolverines and it's another huge homerun for the band.

First off Caruana's vocals anchor a lot of the album. He sounds as good as he ever has. It’s a top notch high quality performance on his part. I really like the album lyrically as well. Now even though the vocals anchor this one I'm not saying the band doesn't perform outstanding as well because they do. The music has a great punky/emo vibe. I really like the way the guitars and drums were recorded and mixed. It adds a lot of great intensity to the album.

I wanted to pick a few songs from this and go into detail with them, but before I do I'll just say this, this is the kind of album you hit play on and go on for the ride. The album starts strong and the tone is set with "Two Runaways" which is a great introduction track. The song is so catchy and sounds really good. The opening riff almost reminds me of a Green Day song and then it launches into full force and you get the trademark Caruana vocals that he's so well known for. I really like the vibe of "Anna Lee". It's catchy and Caruana’s vocals have such great melody and intensity. The album ends on a strong note with "One Last Time". I really like the lyrics of the song a lot and I really like how the bass guitar sounds on the song.

This album is every bit as good as, if not better than, the band's last album Avalanche United. This album will surely be a contender for inclusion on my best of albums list this year. This is a good one; do yourself a favor and check it out!

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