I take it as a great compliment when I say that Erin Tobey’s vocal performance on Leave Alive sincerely reminds me of the Smoking Popes. The Smoking Popes are an amazing band. At other times, I hear a distinct Ergs sound (particularly on “Not the Wrong Son”), which is a good thing. Unfortunately, that’s the best thing I can say about the album. It’s not bad! It just isn’t all that stellar. It has a fun vibe to it, but doesn’t move me like a great album should. So it’s an average album. I guess that’s not so bad.
What television show do you think about when looking at the album cover?