I Am Empire is a relatively new and young band operating out of San Jose, CA. They got scooped up by Tooth & Nail who have now helped them release “Kings”. Both the band name and album title are kinda cocky but these guys get away with it because the songs on here deserve to be heard. They cleverly mix the sounds of current bands like My Chemical Romance and 30 Seconds To Mars with the sounds of yore (think Mötley Crüe and Guns N Roses) making them sound like they’re ready to take on an arena. Too bad the lyrics are riddled with the clichés that make up most of the screamo scene but that’s something that can be fixed by growing up.