Label: Equal Vision Records
Illuminaudio is the first album to feature new frontman Brandon Bolmer, who left Yesterday's Rising to replace the embattled Craig Owen. For most other bands, a change in singers is a career-defining hurdle. But for Chiodos, the vocals have never been the focal point of their sound. Bolmer and his soaring pipes get the job done. Far more important: Chiodos has produced another collection of intricately arranged post-modern rock, an all-hands-on-deck plunge into metalcore, art pop and Coldplay-inspired piano rock. Indeed, Illuminaudio is one epic listen that will leave listeners wiped out.