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Dylan620
December 14th 2013


1444 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Just listened to this for the first time. "All Ends Well" is actually one of my favorites from this album as of now. I can see where folks are coming from regarding the relatively middle-of-the-road (by this album's standards) songwriting, but the delivery, especially during the chorus, is warm and impassioned, and more than makes up for the somewhat cliched lyrics.



Oh, and hey Ties, what's up?

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Dylan620
December 15th 2013


1444 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

BTW, it's been 4 months since "Addicted to Pain" came out, and it didn't do too well on Billboard's mainstream rock chart compared to the lead singles from AB's last three albums (#13, compared to #2 by "Open Your Eyes," #3 by "Rise Today," and "Isolation" reigned at the top for 7 weeks). Is there a possibility that there might not be a second single from this album?



If this album does see a second single, I think "Cry of Achilles," "The Uninvited," "Peace Is Broken," "Calm the Fire," and "All Ends Well" could be candidates. I'd personally expect "All Ends Well" to be released as a single at some point, since each of AB's last three albums has had at least one ballad released as a single (ODR had "Broken Wings," Blackbird had "Watch Over You," and AB III had "Ghost of Days Gone By," "Wonderful Life," and maybe "Life Must Go On").

TheSpirit
December 15th 2013


18585 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

tl;dr

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Dylan620
December 15th 2013


1444 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Basically:



"Is there a possibility that there might not be a second single from this album?"



"If this album does see a second single, I think 'Cry of Achilles,' 'The Uninvited,' 'Peace Is Broken,' 'Calm the Fire,' and 'All Ends Well' could be candidates. I'd personally expect 'All Ends Well' to be released as a single at some point [because of AB's history with releasing ballads as singles]."



tl;dr versions for ya

TheSpirit
December 15th 2013


18585 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

ohhh

Toondude10
December 15th 2013


6897 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

No, there's definitely going to be a second single, in fact, I predict at least four from this album. #13 isn't really a bad spot. I'd say 'Bleed it Dry', "Peace Is Broken', 'Calm the Fire', and 'Lover' are possibilities for singles, but I could be wrong.

Dylan620
December 15th 2013


1444 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I know #13 is a decent peak, but it is by far the lowest for a lead single from an AB album to date - "Open Your Eyes," "Rise Today," and "Isolation" were all top 3 hits. Then again, an album's most successful single isn't always its lead-off. "In the End" was the last single of four from Hybrid Theory, for example. Plus I just looked up AB III's article on Wikipedia and found that its two US singles were released roughly 7 months apart, so yeah, you're probably right about there being more singles forthcoming.

Dr7
December 20th 2013


155 Comments


This album wore off very quickly. AB albums usually do when played often.

Great album but now I'm not so sure it's one of their top 2.

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Dylan620
January 2nd 2014


1444 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I have an unfortunate tendency to forget how awesome "Farther than the Sun" is.

SnakeDelilah
January 2nd 2014


12326 Comments


are these guys even djent i mean cmon

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CalculatingInfinity
January 2nd 2014


2887 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Am I the only one that thinks this destroys their previous efforts? Including Blackbird.

TheSpirit
January 2nd 2014


18585 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

hahaha no way

JokineAugustus
January 20th 2014


7896 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Colon album

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jmnewcomer18
January 20th 2014


3645 Comments


This stomps Blackbird...

CalculatingInfinity
January 20th 2014


2887 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This stomps Blackbird... [2]



Toondude10
January 20th 2014


6897 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

nah, Blackbird is better, but only just.

pepineitor
March 15th 2014


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It is an excellent album, you can really heard the progress in their music since theirn first record...

Green Baron
March 15th 2014


21843 Comments


whoa addicted to pahyain

Kalopsia
March 16th 2014


950 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

can't tell if I like this or Blackbird better..

NodScene23
April 2nd 2014


273 Comments


I don't get it. The band sounds tight in their playing but does Kennedy ever bring anything new to the table vocally? These vocal lines sound like the same old mash ups from previous albums.



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