WOE, IS ME
Number[s] – Deluxe Reissue
[Velocity / Rise Records]
Verdict: (New Songs) 9/10 (The Rest) 7.5/10
This reissue may have been more valuable if it had more than just two new songs. Remixes, cover songs, and acoustic versions of tracks are fun and all, but I don’t feel like they make a reissue of a record really worth it. With a new singer, Hance Alligood, on team, then why not go back and at least re-record some of the old songs with him on mic instead? Hmmm? That would have been better than throwing on remixes. My bitching aside, the two new songs are at least better than the original Number[s] release. Seriously, they’re more tightened, focused, and hard hitting. If the new album they’re working on is even slightly as good as “Vengeance” and “Fame>Demise”, then Woe, Is Me will make me an official fan (Number[s] wasn’t enough for me). I still think Hance should have stuck with Oh, Manhattan, which had a much more interesting and unique sound, but he does sound better than Tyler did in the position. – by Nathaniel Lay
>> Classification: Electro Metal/Screamo
>> Recommended Tracks: “Vengeance”, “Fame>Demise”
>> In Conclusion: If you already own the original Number[s] release, then don’t buy this. Just go on iTunes and pick up the two new tracks featured on the reissue. The rest is not worth the price (once again, IF you already owned the original).