It is a bit of a surprise that I hadn't yet mentioned this band on here. I suppose it's a good thing I didn't yet becuase when I first listen to a very good band I have a tendency to think they are the greatest thing in all of existance, and that is most of the time not that case. It is better to let the music sit for a while and then form an opinion. Well I've done that, and my high opinion of this band has actualy improved. (though that seemed impossible), they are in my top 10 favorite bands of all time, if not my top 5 (impressive considering there are a few hundred (a few meaning about 5) on that list)
If you aren't one for heavy music it's unlikely that this band would appeal to you, they play music of the genere Screamo. Most people have a disfavorable opinion of screamo. I, being in a screamo band, realize its full potential and awesomeness. no other music today is fostering as much inovation, or doing so as quickly.
Chiodos is one of those screamo bands which exemplifies this innovation. (others would be Finch, and Alexisonfire)
Also, Chiodos' live show is amazing. if anything their licks and riffs are tighter live, considering the intricacy and inherent dificulty of their recorded work this is an amazing feat. Also What i feel to be the most important aspect of any live performance, crowd response, is better than any i've ever seen. (or been a part of).
The crowd response defies words, and because of this I will not marginalize it with an explaination.
Surely this band will go down in history as one of the greatest bands of the 00s. (if not that then they will certianly be recognized for underapreciated brilliance)