Story of the Year – The Black Swan – Review

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The Black Swan (Epitaph)
by Scott Hefflon

Anthemic emo hard rock, the kind you’ll find on the Warped Tour and Taste of Chaos tour, plus on the radio between My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park. One redeeming quality is they’re from St. Louis, and it’s just nice they have a hero. I guess. Harmonied, over-emoting clean vocals and teenage “hardcore” howl atop formulaic radio rock isn’t my thing, but surely lots of teenage girls post their adoration on their MySpace page.