Frank Iero and The Future Violents - Barriers
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 31 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1167
May 31, 2019 / Release Date
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C'mon. I know what this guy is capable of, just not this. "Barriers" just feels like a forgettable rock album with a few highlights and a lot of forgettable tracks. The instrumentation and guitar work is solid, but Frank Iero's vocals are awkward and sound like Rivers Cuomo trying to be 90's Rivers Cuomo.

Fav Tracks: Moto Pop, Fever Dream, Young and Doomed, 24K Lush, Sixteen Feet Down Under, Medicine Square Garden

Least Fav Tracks: Ode to Destruction, Great Party

My Chemical NOmance am I right fellas?

God why do I write my own jokes.

Being a certified, bonified and undignified My Chemical Romance fan, I usually have passing interest in whatever project the band members have outside of MCR. And the person who seems to have owned himself as a solo artist even more then a member of Gerard Way, but Frank Iero is pretty damn close! His debut record is STILL an absolute storm, and each project seems to become more refined and more experimental. So, ... read more
Edit: Yeah it's even more boring.
(Original Rating 65) A bit disappointing, to say the least. Being a giant fan of My Chemical Romance, I had no clue about this thing, and it's still flying under the radar, although I can now tell why. Frank Iero may be a great guitarist, but his vocals... need work. Even though I can tell he's trying, he sounds like an even awkwarder Rivers Cuomo (which isn't easy to do) and that is the biggest problem this album faces. But the instrumentation is actually ... read more
While a definite lyrical and sonic improvement from Parachutes, this album is still rather messy, and doesn’t reach the heights of Stomachaches. Frank mixes things up on this record with different styles he’s never tried before, adding some piano to the mix on some tracks, and most of the time, it works quite well. The first track, A New Day’s Coming certainly came out of left-field, as it’s a very light, possibly folk-inspired track. It’s certainly unlike anything ... read more
Oh boy, this just made my day. I've gotta say, I wasn't hyped for this at all. Although I love My Chemical Romance, I feel like Frank Iero's work post-MCR just isn't that great. I wouldn't say that any of his projects were bad, but they just weren't for me. So when I heard this album, I was extremely surprised when I ended up loving almost the whole thing!

I feel like Barriers really proves that Frank Iero is very much capable of pulling off this punk-rock sound without coming off as extremely ... read more
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Track List

  1. A New Day's Coming
  2. Young and Doomed
  3. Fever Dream
  4. The Host
  5. Basement Eyes
  6. Ode to Destruction
  7. The Unfortunate
  8. Moto Pop
  9. Medicine Square Garden
  10. No Love
  11. Police Police
  12. Great Party
  13. Six Feet Down Under
  14. 24k Lush
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Added on: March 24, 2019