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HitlerIsTheBest
October 22nd 2012


1575 Comments


so i just noticed, their album covers get more and more large scale as time goes on. first one shows an individual bleeding to death, the next scales out a bit more and shows a sandy hill (or is it dirty snow? or just dirt? its hard to tell), then it shows a whole city, and then the fucking planet. and their albums go in alphabetical order.

illuminati.

sixdegrees
October 22nd 2012


17225 Comments


damn.

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dixoncocks
October 22nd 2012


2612 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Stray from the path clearly still blehs the best.

Evreaia
October 22nd 2012


4045 Comments


i bet this is like a 2.5 tops

simple cuz its PWD

RosaParks
October 22nd 2012


14936 Comments


your ignant

ViralOblivion
October 22nd 2012


7679 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

@ Evreaia i agree

NeoSpaz
October 22nd 2012


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

holy fuck hitler you blew my mind

NeoSpaz
October 22nd 2012


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

yay i thought this album would have gotten drastically worse when i listened to it in the car on the way to school, but its still pretty decent.

Evreaia
October 22nd 2012


4045 Comments


holy fuck PWD, always disappoint

NeoSpaz
October 22nd 2012


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

did you go in expecting anything other than disappointment?

Evreaia
October 22nd 2012


4045 Comments


i expected le breakdowns.

i got 'em, sadly.

NeoSpaz
October 22nd 2012


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

yup. that's to be expected.
brodowns galore

NeoSpaz
October 22nd 2012


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Any other pointers for the review? Checks and shit

Evreaia
October 22nd 2012


4045 Comments


I'm not really that good of a review critic, seems good to me. Everything is explained and backup up good, nnearly no typos and shit.

i'll just poss lol

TheSpirit
October 22nd 2012


17944 Comments


this is a good review

NeoSpaz
October 22nd 2012


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

thanks guys

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
October 22nd 2012


2010 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

You requested feedback! I do that. PREPARE YOURSELF. (Don't get mad, but please do review and edit what you can take away from my remarks. I am an English Teacher and I am a blunt person. Please do not be offended.)

flashbacks to Killing With a Smile, and Horizons.
No comma.

whilst
I'd say this is a pretty unnatural word choice. Just say "but."

For the most
Should be "For the most part"

Like any Parkway Drive record, there are the chug orientated breakdowns which a great deal of the songs are focussed around.
This is just a clunky sentence. A good re-write, for example, would be "As with any Parkway Drive record, chug-oriented breakdowns are present throughout the album as the focal point of most tracks." But as it stands it just reads like you're fumbling around your words. Also "focused" is misspelled.

this effort feels less like the band is making music to please the masses, rather trying to discuss
"rather" is an awkward transition here and your "less like" is left dangling and unfulfilled. It'd be easy to fix both by saying "and more like the band are trying to discuss..." (sans the comma).

'Dark Days',
Song titles go in double quotes, punctuation goes inside those double quotes. Throughout.

AND
I don't see the need for this to be capitalized.

Hearing it once created an interesting feel, but once this carried over a multitude of tracks, the frustration sets in.
You shift tense at the end. It should be "set in" in order to maintain the past tense.

with the exceptions involving the pre-breakdown vocals
"with the exception of" or "excepting" are both valid replacements for "with the exceptions involving," which is just an awkward phrasing.

such as 'Behold the Pale Horse!'
Be a little more descriptive with this, otherwise it seems like a track name and makes it read oddly. Making it something like "such as his cry of..." would fix this.

which for the most
Again, "for the most part."

'Dark Days' is probably the best focus on this
"probably has the best focus on this" would work better. You're describing, not defining.

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
October 22nd 2012


2010 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

My comment was too long.

More:

Winston Mcall
Winston McCall

but for the most
Third time.

The spoken word sections on this, are for the most rather bland
The comma should come after "are." You should also flesh "this" out to enhance style and comprehension. "this album," "this record," etc. are all viable. Also fourth time.

rather bland, sounding as if he did them quickly, roughly, to try and add to the quality
This just doesn't make sense to me. How does doing them quickly and roughly add to the quality of the performance?

but for the most
5. Even if it's a valid colloquialism at this point, it's too repetitive. Chose a different phrase. In this sentence you also use the term "better" quite frequently. Better, while ordinarily a good word, is so subjective in music that it's hard to glean any descriptive knowledge from it. Brighter? More melodic? More varied? Heavier, crunchier? Whatever they are, it's got to be more specific.

but for the most
6. I'm just doing this for fun now. Sorry.

As a whole
Comma after this.

feels a lot more authentic
Than what? You need to have a point of comparison at the end of the sentence if you have something that is "more" than something else. Right now it's dangling.

No,
I found this sentence opener unnecessary and a bit jarring.

but the music is so much more interesting than previously
Needs to say "than it was previously" in order to be correct.

it leaves little criticism to be found
This comes across as awkward again, since you will not find criticism on the album proper, but through your own evaluation of it. "there is little fault to be found" or something along that line makes more sense with the notion you're trying to convey.

that is sure to bring in new fans, and keep
No comma.

NeoSpaz
October 22nd 2012


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Yes! This is just what I wanted. I'll make the edits now.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
October 22nd 2012


2010 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Looks like I one-off'd on your usage of "for the most," but I think you get the point.

Content is alright, but like I said, you need to be a bit more descriptive.

My two cents. Listening to this now.



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