Chiodos的这张专辑介于EMO和金属之间。与最近另外两支打进Billboard 200专辑榜前十名的金属乐队Atreyu以及As I Lay Dying相比，Chiodos明显显得更轻，更偏流行化，他们的配器中键盘所占的比重要更大，不像Atreyu和As I Lay Dying那样以金属Riff为基础。碰巧的是，在去年Atreyu乐队的秋季巡演中，一直为他们担任开场嘉宾的正是Chiodos。像Atreyu一样，Chiodos乐队也运用了“双主唱”的配置。主唱嗓子较尖，在部分歌曲中的唱腔略显中性化，但他在高潮处和键盘手一起的咆哮还是能给听众留下一定的印象。Chiodos是一支更偏现场类型的乐队，他们在现场的发挥远比专辑中更出色。
Originally known as the Chiodos Bros., the sextet better known as simply Chiodos (pronounced "chee-OH-dose") -- named after an obscure '80s horror movie term -- came together during high school in their hometown of Davison, MI, located just outside of Flint. Citing influences like Saves the Day, At the Drive-In, and Queen, the band's sound was a melting pot of punk energy, metal riffing, melodic instincts, piano tinkering, and occasional electronic beats that prevented an easy genre classification. Comprised of vocalist Craig Owens, keyboardist/vocalist Bradley Bell, guitarists Pat McManaman and Jason Hale, bassist Matt Goddard, and drummer Derrick Frost, the band recorded a demo, The Best Way to Ruin Your Life, in June 2002. The release, along with the band's energetic and powerful live show, helped bolster a notable local following.
They next self-recorded and produced the seven-song The Heartless Control Everything in McManaman's bedroom, which was subsequently issued by Ann Arbor-based indie Search and Rescue in January 2003. Following the release, the guys hit the road hard, trekking across the nation seven times over, including shows with Yellowcard and Coheed & Cambria. All this activity and buzz eventually led to a 2004 signing with Equal Vision, which then released All's Well That Ends Well in July 2005.
Chiodos stayed on the road and spent early 2006 playing Sub City's Take Action Tour and a successful spot at Bamboozle. A full summer's worth of shows got underway that May, including a handful of Warped Tour dates, before spending fall opening for heavy-hitters Atreyu. Owens was also involved for a time in the rotating cast of musicians that made up the Sound of Animals Fighting. After returning to the studio, this time with producer Casey Bates, the band titled their new album Bone Palace Ballet after a book of poems by Charles Bukowski and scheduled to release it in September 2007.
01. Prelude (00:48)
02. All Nereids Beware (04:05)
03. One Day Women Will All Become Monsters (03:33)
04. Expired In Goreville (02:56)
05. Baby, You Wouldn’t Last A Minute On The Creek (04:41)
06. The Words “Best Friend” Become Redefined (03:36)
07. Interlude Pt. 1 (01:00)
08. There’s No Penguins In Alaska (04:34)
09. Interlude Pt. 2 Listen Listen (01:17)
10. We’re Gonna Have Us A Champagne Jam (04:20)
11. No Hardcore Dancing In the Living room (05:09)
12. Who’s Sandie Jenkins (01:59)
13. To Trixie And Reptile, Thanks For Everything (04:17)