Release Date: January 25th, 2010
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Young Guns‘ ‘Winter Kiss’ has something of the Fall Out Boy about it.
Sounding like if someone fired a rocket up into the wrong end of ‘Thnks Fr Th Mmrs’ and added a string and piano section to the remains, it clocks in at just over 4 minutes of popped-up rock that has all the right attributes to bother any still interested in the charts.
It’s an alright song with a nicely moody verse riff, but the chorus feels a tad redundant and hollow. The general feel of the track is one of little presence or power and the band attempt to compensate this by making the drums a bit straighter and harder as you near the song’s end. The guitar work is nice but the vocals, at times, lack personality and impact which cripples any attempt from the band’s other departments to lift the track as it is predominantly vocally driven.
This is not a lazy piece of work but it does lack the flare and ideas to be anything other than a bland and passive track that rarely scraps above average.
Written by Greg Johnson
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