In Theory â€“ This Is It / 2007 Shelter From the Storm / 11 Tracks / http://www.intheorymusic.com /
In Theory play a brand of emo rock that would make Yellowcard proud. The first cut on the album is â€œHelp Me Help Youâ€, and the track could easily be the bandâ€™s first single. The distinctive vocals of In Theory mesh with very confident guitar lines and splashy drums to make a song that could easily rocket up the tracks. Imagine Simple Plan mixed with Sum 41, with a little dash of the aforementioned Yellowcard; this is what In Theory most closely approximates. After four minutes of â€œHelp Me Help Youâ€, the band has tremendous momentum and a captive audience ready to do any of the bandâ€™s whims.
The band decides to expand their sound considerably with â€œA New Medicationâ€. This track has a very emotive type of guitar opening to it, using an amalgamation of early Pearl Jam and the heavily earthy emotive style of the late nineties to make the instrumentation stand up. The vocals fit into the same general sound as they did during â€œHelp Me Help Youâ€, but since the context is completely different, it feels like a completely different approach. While â€œA New Medicationâ€ does not feel to be as intuitive of a signal as â€œHelp Me Help Youâ€, the vocals during the track lend themselves easily to fans wishing to singing along. The number of vocal layers on this track, blending with Blink 182-like drum lines, makes this just as much of a classic as â€œHelp Me Help Youâ€.
The band wows from the start of â€œThis Is Itâ€, and â€œMurder He Wroteâ€ keeps this energy up. The band again shifts sound, this time taking up the standards of acts like
Top Tracks: Help Me Help You, Love Me or Leave Me