MERIT: Arson Is for Lovers: CD

This is Hot Topic Rock at its finest, only this time with a female singer. The songs are boring for the most part, however there have been a few really catchy hooks that caught me by surprise that I really enjoyed. This woman’s voice isn’t horrible, but she probably doesn’t have to hold out every word as long as she does. The music comes off as pretty fancy guitar work, but when you listen to it, you notice it is just an excessive amount of arpeggio and string bends. This is what I imagine Paramore to sound like, I guess. One thing I find weird is that on the back of the album it says that this album can be downloaded for free at their website. Doesn’t that kind of make the CD pointless? –Noah W. K.

 –guest (Self-released, www.arsonisforlovers.com)