The bands first single “Afterworld” has been played all over the radio and I will agree with most, this song is great and deserves to be played over and over. The song seems a little darker than their older material thanks to Davey Havok lending his vocals once again.
My favorite cut on this disc is “Forever Fades Away.” Even if this was the only song on the CD I cared for I would still buy the album to have the song in my collection. Once in a great while a song is created that not only means something to you but stays with you for years and this is one of them. I know ten years from now I can find this song on my 100 terabyte iPod (anything is possible) and still feel the same way I feel today about the song.
Other tracks worth checking out if you are into rockabilly more so than punk are the stand up base thumping “Ghosts Of Memory” and “Pain.” “Hechizo de Amor” (Spell of Love) is beautiful but in Spanish so I myself really do not know the song's message.
Closing track “Where The Moss Slowly Grows” almost bids you a farewell and thanks you for being there for the band whether you are a personal friend or a devoted fan. Thanks may also need to be given to producer Jerry Finn (AFI, Rancied, Morrissey) or to Davey Havok for making this album what it is but Nick 13 deserves all the credit as he wrote all the songs.
In my opinion this has been a good year for CD releases and Music From Regions Beyond is officially at the top of my list sans a couple of my all time favorite bands putting out albums. This CD can easily be played over and over without making your ears bleed. If you have no idea who Tiger Army is you should do the band a favor and give them a chance.
For a band that was near breaking up at times it is great to hear such a solid album. Fans of AFI (of course), Rancid, the Horropops, or just rockabilly in general will appreciate this CD. Who knows you may turn into an instant fan once you get through the eleven tracks. Now if you deem it necessary to get a “Were Cat” tattoo, that is entirely up to you.