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Like From Autumn to Ashes, Nora, and Hopesfall, Emery combine an alternative pop/rock foundation with elements of screamo and melodic hardcore. A Christian theme also runs throughout the band's music, which often examines the contrasts between Heaven/Hell, melody/brutality, and conventional singing/guttural screaming. Formed in South Carolina in 2001, the band originally included the talents of recent college graduates Toby Morrell (vocals, guitar), Matt Carter (guitar), Joel Green (bass), Devin Shelton (guitar), Josh Head (keyboards), and Seth Studley (drums). After weighing their options, Emery's members decided that Seattle would be a better environment for a burgeoning band, prompting the group to move westward in September 2001. Once established in the Emerald City, Emery signed with the Seattle-based Tooth & Nail label, which united them with producer/engineer Ed Rose for the creation of the band's debut album. The Weak's End appeared in January 2004, followed by The Question in August 2005. Drummer Seth Studley left before the latter album's release, however, prompting the group to enlist Dave Powell as his replacement. One year later, bassist Joel Green also left the band, although the bandmates opted to relegate bass duties to guitarists Morrell and Shelton rather than admit a new member. I'm Only a Man arrived in 2007 and signaled a new direction for the band, whose newfound use of synthesizers and increasingly melodic singing contrasted with the harsher sounds of Emery's previous work. One year later, however, the musicians reverted to their original sound with the While Broken Hearts Prevail EP, while 2009's ...In Shallow Seas We Sail proved to be a mix of both styles. In 2011, the band parted ways with guitarist Devin Shelton, but managed to soldier on without him, releasing the heavier We Do What We Want later that year. In the late summer of 2013, they issued an eponymous recording on their own BadChristian music label. The group's sixth studio album and second outing for BadChristian, You Were Never Alone arrived in 2015. ~ Alex Henderson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Walls
  3.   Studying Politics
  4.   So Cold I Could See My Breath
  5.   The Ponytail Parades
  6.   Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus
  7.   Jesus Gave Us Christmas
  8.   Fractions
  9.   In Shallow Seas We Sail
  10.   Curbside Goodbye
  11.   In a Lose, Lose Situation
  12.   In Between 4th and 2nd Street
  13.   Listening to Freddie Mercury
  14.   The Party Song
  15.   The Weakest
  16.   The Less You Say
  17.   Hard Times
  18.   Listening to Freddy Mercury
  19.   Dear Death, Pt. 1
  20.   Say the Things (You Want)
  21.   By All Accounts (Today Was a Disaster)
  22.   What's Stopping You
  23.   The Poor and the Prevalent
  24.   Dear Death, Pt. 2
  25.   Churches and Serial Killers
  26.   Butcher's Mouth
  27.   Always Depends
  28.   Edge of the World
  29.   After the Devil Beats His Wife
  30.   Can't Stop the Killer
  31.   The Movie Song
  32.   What Makes a Man a Man
  33.   Death to Inconvenience
  34.   All I Want
  35.   Studing Politics
  36.   The Terrible Secret
  37.   Miss Behavin'
  38.   Playing with Fire
  39.   Under Serious Attack
  40.   The Note from Which a Chord Is Built
  41.   Alone
  42.   Pink Slip
  43.   Rock, Pebble, Stone
  44.   Everywhere and Nowhere
  45.   The Curse of Perfect Days
  46.   The Cheval Glass
  47.   I'm Not Here for Rage I'm Here for Revenge (More
  48.   Fix Me
  49.   Addicted to Bad Decisions
  50.   Cutthroat Collapse
  51.   A Sin to Hold on To
  52.   The Smile, The Face
  53.   Whoa! Man
  54.   Rock-N-Rule
  55.   You Think You're Nickel Slick (But I Got Your Penny Change)
  56.   From Crib to Coffin
  57.   Thoughtlife
  58.   (Ho Ho Hey) A Way For Santa's Sleigh
  59.   In a Win, Win Situation
  60.   Left with Alibis and Lying Eyes
  61.   Holding Out for a Hero
  62.   As Your Voice Fades
  63.   Bloodless
  64.   Returning the Smile You Have Had from the Start
  65.   Salvatore Wryhta
  66.   To the Deep
  67.   Thrash
  68.   Walls D Album Version)
  69.   You Wanted It
  70.   Piggy Bank Lies
  71.   Inside Our Skin
  72.   Do the Things (You Want)
  73.   World Away
  74.   Story About a Man with a Bad Heart
  75.   The Last Christmas
  76.   Disguising Mistakes With Goodbyes
  77.   Hold On
  78.   Taken For a Bath
  79.   Go Wrong Young Man
  80.   Trust
  81.   The Anchors
  82.   Scissors
  83.   Daddy's Little Peach
  84.   Ten Talents
  85.   The Secret
  86.   I Never Got to See the West Coast
  87.   32
  88.   The Beginning
  89.   [Bonus Materials]
  90.   So Cold I Could Barely Breath
  91.   [CD-ROM Track]
  92.   The Ponytails
  93.   So Cold I Can See My Breath
  94.   Crumbling