Juliana Theory Emotion Is Dead

This is a more upbeat, almost jolly emo that skirts around the edges of that classification without truly committing to it. Emotion Is Dead is their second album and it is a record that thrives on melody. According to the band, they are creating their own new chapter of classic rock, but that does them an injustice because there's a lot more to it than that. They do tend to rely on the same tricks again and again on every song - quiet verse and loud chorus - but that is hardly a criticism unique to this band. There's much for emocore folks to like with the Juliana Theory, but not enough to make it stand out in the bigger expanses of rock. (Tooth and Nail)