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wakeupdead
December 12th 2008


2208 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

a 5? you gotta be kidding me
I personally enjoy each song very much, therefore the rating it gets is a 5

beans
December 12th 2008


2332 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

then again you gave the new Killswitch Engage album a 5 so im not suprised

wakeupdead
December 12th 2008


2208 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

then again you gave the new Killswitch Engage album a 5 so im not suprised
I find a lot of "mainstream" metalcore to be quite great, then again I'm a fairly new fan of the genre and can still tolerate/enjoy it unlike many people. This Message Edited On 12.12.08

beans
December 12th 2008


2332 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i guess it just comes down to the fact that i reserve the 5 rating for very seldom releases that i feel are absolute classics in my eyes for one reason or another.

this album or anything they've done is nowhere near a 5 whatsoever

wakeupdead
December 12th 2008


2208 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i guess it just comes down to the fact that i reserve the 5 rating for very seldom releases that i feel are absolute classics in my eyes for one reason or another
and As Daylight Dies and Shogun are classics in my eyes I enjoy each and every track of both albums quite a lot, therefore my ratings are 5's. I guess we hear these albums differently ;)

scherbatsky
December 13th 2008


1 Comments


great album. but i think ascendancy was better than this, IMHO.



MassMetal
December 15th 2008


83 Comments


"Heafy’s pig-squeal vocals during the verse gel well with the strained melodic pre-chorus, while Travis Smith’s renewed love affair with the blast beat is, at least it becomes clear he can’t snap out of it, a welcome re-addition to their sound."

great review as always..this sentence felt a little awkward to me, maybe it could be split up?

not a big deal tho..

when i saw these guys on the "sounds of the underground" tour as an opening act i liked them but the headlining show for "the crusade" was a little cheesy imo..

Phantom
December 15th 2008


8930 Comments


Wait....Heafy does pig squeals now?
I don't recall hearing any every time I've listened to this.This Message Edited On 12.15.08

MassMetal
December 15th 2008


83 Comments


whoa good point lol

Puckingham
December 23rd 2008


64 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

People seem to really have a misconception when it comes to Heafy's vocal style apparently. There are absolutely zero death metal vocals or pig squeals on this album, with the only exception being Upon The Shores which is a bonus track. If there were death metal vocals, this album would have fared a lot worse off, if you dont believe me listen to upon the shores. While, yes they're true death metal vocals, it does not fit the music whatsoever.

Heafy's style is very much in the tradition of both Metal and Hardcore, clean vocals being the traditional metal and shouted hardcore approach. Hence the use of the term Metalcore. The style of music otherwise is up for debate on nearly every internet forum, but my opinion is metalcore with some thrash elements. It cannot be true thrash as thrash has always traditionally been accompanied by an unpolished production, giving it a rawer sound.

Essence
January 5th 2009


3585 Comments


Perhaps just a coincidence, but on The Police's song "Wrapped Around Your Finger", the second line contains a lyric:

"caught between Scylla and Charybdis"

.....

Track 2. Torn between Scylla and Charybdis

jingledeath
January 5th 2009


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

they're see monsters from greek mythology

Essence
January 5th 2009


3585 Comments


There are plenty of sea monsters, land monsters, deities, heroes etc... in greek mythology...



SlaveLabor
January 5th 2009


453 Comments


Wakeupdead you don't deserve that user name giving this crappy album a 5!

bastard
January 5th 2009


3435 Comments


this album is kinda lol.

fireaboveicebelow
January 5th 2009


6837 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this band is pitifully lol

BallsToTheWall
January 5th 2009


44294 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I haven't listened to this record since it was streamed. i really need to.

Digging: Tiamat - Clouds

Mikesn
Emeritus
January 5th 2009


3709 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Down From the Sky is all you need, really :P

Poet
January 5th 2009


5933 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

There are plenty of sea monsters, land monsters, deities, heroes etc... in greek mythology...

They didn't steal it from that song.

The song is about choosing what extremely tough decision you need to make. Another way of saying "Stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place."This Message Edited On 01.05.09

Essence
January 6th 2009


3585 Comments


ah yes I forgot how relevant greek monsters were to oriental shoguns



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