If you think you know Sleeping With Sirens, no you don’t. As always, Complete Collapse sets itself apart. Everything about this album feels new, but also familiar in a way. As someone who has been hoping for years that Sleeping With Sirens would return to their roots, I am incredibly happy about this album. I think it’s safe to say that with Complete Collapse, Sleeping With Sirens are back and better than ever.
I would like to start this review off by saying that Complete Collapse feels like the perfect blend between newer Sleeping With Sirens and older Sleeping With Sirens. The best albums are made up of songs that can stand on their own while also fitting cohesively with the other songs on the album. Complete Collapse is just that: individual songs that make up an incredibly chaotic picture. If there’s an album that will take you back to prime Warped Tour years, it’s this one. There are so many incredible songs on this album, it’s as if they took the chaos that we’re all feeling and put it in a song. Now, let’s get to the music.
“Tyrants,” “Complete Collapse,” and “Crosses” need to make their way onto your gym playlist. I don’t make the rules. If anything is going to get you pumped up to run and get your blood flowing, it will be these songs. They all have the perfect mixture of heavy screaming and rhythmic melodies. Let me just say, Kellin Quinn outdid himself with the vocals on this album.
A few standouts on this album are “Mr. Nice Guy,” “Bloody Knuckles,” “Family Tree,” and “Grave.” I think it’s safe to say they are all incredible musically and will resonate with everyone who listens to them, just maybe for different reasons. Of course, those of you who have read my reviews for a while know my favorites are always the slower sentimental songs. “Grave” delivers.
It wouldn’t be fair to review this album and not call out the amazing collabs that Complete Collapse features. Absolute powerhouses Charlotte Sands, Spencer Chamberlain, and Royal The Serpent make an appearance on this effort. I love when Sleeping With Sirens collaborates with other artists because you can almost always see the influence they have on the song, and these collabs are no different. Easily some of the best tracks on the record.
Mark my words, Complete Collapse is an album that can stand the test of time. Both old and new fans will be happy with this album. Sleeping With Sirens prove they’re not going anywhere. Do yourself a favor and check out Complete Collapse by Sleeping With Sirens when it drops on October 14th via Sumerian Records. Try giving it a listen front to back. I promise you won’t regret it.