Listening to the previews it's clear that Crystal Castles have evolved. I was worried after Frail and Deicide that there was too much similarity to III and that Edith would struggle to differentiate herself from Alice. I am worried no longer. That ace sound in Chloroform...
You and me both, I had worries too. The demos didn't sound in anyway professional to me either, which frightened me. However the previews are making it clear that this album is going to be a new experience and new chapter when it comes to Crystal Castles music. It sounds so different, very melodic, in a very good way. Edith's vocals sound very beautiful and unique too. They've proved that they don't need Alice, and I'm quite proud of them to be honest. Can't wait, not long now. ♥
So Crystal Castles is not Crystal Castles without Alice even tho Ethan is the one who wrote most, but not all of the lyrics along with all of the songs and formed the band way before he met Alice? Ethan is Crystal Castles. Alice is Alice, and Alice doesn't know how to do music. She only knows how to write lyrics. She didn't even wrote her own single. All of them can be replaced if they keep the style and know how to sing.
So Alice or Edith. Who gives a fuck? They are almost exactly the same.
Don't know why you brought up JD if you didn't forget that New Order exists. Crystal Castles and Joy Division can't be compared like that. It's not like Alice was the creative force behind Crystal Castles.
if you think vocalists are not important that is your opinion. LUL. happy to listen to a band that is maybe 3/4 as good or half as good after changing a member, again your prerogative. it's not like other bands don't become shit and have people still be fans of them. knock yourself out. Imma agree to disagree with you.
because joy division couldn't continue as joy division without ian, as the new order members state when they were asked about the end of joy division and start of new order. if you knew anything about new order you'd have understood. p.s if i mention joy division, do you really think i can't know about new order? if you had given it a few seconds of thought would you have considered it logical to assume I wouldn't know if I mentioned that specific band out of all others?
yeah shit these many hundreds of scrobbles of both bands in my acc, and decades of cultural references, films, etc about those two bands. must have missed that new order was ex-joy division. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
They are. But how are they important when most of their vocals go through filters and sound exactly the same? Even Ethan can sample or pitch-sing himself. Alice didn't write a single song. Their best songs were either remixes from other songs, sampled songs or instrumental songs. They are every bit as good as before. I like Alice in CC, but Edith is Alice v1.5. The band could be all instrumental with samples for all i care.
Not offended either, it's just tiresome. This seems to be the only argument Alice fans will to use against Edith to justify them not liking her. I will admit that I hear similarities when it comes to their shouting vocals, but that's it. Seeing similarities is not a bad thing. Calling her an "Alice clone", and other horrible names (which I have seen many Alice fans do) simply because she stepped in to help Ethan, after she was asked to, in my opinion isn't fair. She is doing a great job, and I think fans should be happy to see Crystal Castles on the road again instead of trying to tear her down.
Lol, why are you guys so offended that people are seeing similarities between Edith and Alice? Isn't that the point, that they're similar? We want it to still be Crystal Castles so of course Ethan picked someone similar to Alice. There's nothing wrong with that.
They are two completely different people with different styles and personalities.  seen them twice so far post-alice, edith is very different. do they have a similar aesthetic, yes, but there are major differences. i am starting to think i prefer edith overall as compared to alice, vocally and live. and sorry, but the concrete video is all edith and no alice. in that video compared to say, the celestica video, they have nothing in common.
Denial? No, there is no denial. They are two completely different people with different styles and personalities. Edith is a genuinely talented singer and performer who's working hard with Ethan to try and keep Crystal Castles going. You can have your preference, that's fine, but why not give her a chance before just writing her off as an 'Alice clone'?
@hallofmirrors Edith has long blonde hair, wears a trench coat and is obsessed with Type O Negative. Alice had short black hair and wore an army jacket and posts Anime on Instagram. Their soft voices are VERY different. Edith sounds natural. Alice sounds like a computer autotuned robot. Both their screaming voices are similar because Ethan runs them through the same FX. Is he supposed to change his gear because someone new is singing through his equipment????? No, please don't change anything.
If Alice isn't important to the band then why has Ethan found someone to replicate her image and vocal style entirely? I do think Ethan is the more important half of CC but I'd respect his decision to continue with the project more if he went in a new direction instead of pretending Alice is still in the band by proxy.