Monday, April 18, 2011

The Word Alive

I've been posting some softer music recently, so today I decided to go back to some of my older stuff. This band is The Word Alive. These guys, like Dear in the Headlights, came from Phoenix, Arizona. I guess the Phoenix area is pretty big on music these days. They're a metalcore band, that is, they use metal and post-hardcore styles: post-hardcore being a step up for hardcore punk in which screaming was more involved.

I mentioned Craig Mabbit before and how he is kind of a band whore - jumping from band to band. This band originated with him as their front man, but they've made improvements after his departure. I'll put up a song from when he was in the band and a couple from later. The current members of The Word Alive are Zach Hansen (guitar, backing vocals), Tony Pizzuti (guitar, backing vocals), Dusty Riach (keys, synth), Justin Salinas (drums), and Tyler "Telle" Smith (vocals).

The band is fairly new, having only been formed in 2008. I'm guessing that since Craig Mabbit was in the band, they had easy exposure to studio and show time. In 2009, they released their EP Empire, through Fearless Records. In 2010, they released their debut full-length, Deceiver. Who knows when they'll be releasing a new one?! I hope soon, but I don't want to see them rush it as too many bands seem to do today.

And now for some music!
These first two songs were my favorites off of the EP, Empire with Craig Mabbit on lead vocals.
I like the first album because it was a little more unique, but I still prefer the second album, because of it's more professional sound.

"The Devil Inside"

"Are You On Drugs" (this is a slower one)

These next two songs are from their second album, Deceiver.

"The Only Rule Is That There Are No Rules" (official music video)

"Dream Catcher" (I love the choruses and ending to this one)

That's all I have for now...
Keep Rockin'!


  1. A couple of friends showed me these songs a few months back but I totally forgot what they were called until now. Thanks!

  2. not my style, thanks for sharing tough

  3. awesome band, love discovering new music! thx!

  4. I dig it! Great link! Do you like "release the kraken"? you should check it out!

    You should read Moby the Fishes Blog if you have some free time. I am a very dedicated follower!

  5. Are you on Drugs wasn't bad at all, thanks for the share!

  6. Clearly "softer" was relative! A bit rough for my taste, but thanks anyways!

  7. Not really my taste, but I love dear and the headlights :)

  8. your blog is really interesting, i like it. good formatting. and great tunes!

  9. Liked Are you on Drugs a lot more than the others. TY for the songs

  10. It's a very unique style that they have going, I have to give them due credit for that. I didn't think they were too hard at all, in fact I liked it!

  11. Hahah taht was cool! Come check me out,

  12. Great post; those guys are actually pretty awesome! I definitely would not have heard of them, so thanks!