Nothing earth-shattering, but this is a strong outing for these guys. Has their signature on it.
This is what I will consider the first true return of Jesse to the band, the last one was mostly written before he joined so I'm considering this their fresh start since that album didn't wow me.
Have a soft spot for these, always reliable when it comes to making solid material.
Digging: The National - Sleep Well Beast
pretty standard killswitch
I dig it. Kind of added in some southern, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster sort of riffing and vocals without losing the Killswitch sound.
I like this, it may be standard but Killswitch knows how to make standard songs sound great.
Digging: Arcane Roots - Melancholia Hymns
At first I thought ugh, more of the same... But I ended up liking it. Catchy af
utter shit but then again this band has always sucked to me
Digging: Palais Schaumburg - Palais Schaumburg
Has classic KS written all over it--very Alive or Just Breathing. It's not going to make you a fan of them if you already disliked them but, its a good tune overall
very standard for them but that still equals an entertaining melo metalcore track. the lead in the chorus is cool
Digging: Wolves in the Throne Room - Thrice Woven
Band has always sounded like metal for little kids to me.
The lighting and his beard makes Jesse look like Liev Schreiber as Sabertooth.
Saw them perform this live in July. Cool song.
pretty cool how they developed their own sound
Good song, was hoping this album would show them pushing their sound or expanding it though. This is just more of the same. I'm kind of over it.
God, that was awful.
Digging: Nocturnal Triumph - Into Light's Graven Wound
"pretty cool how they developed their own sound"
sound pretty generic to me
they pretty much made this sound but it's still uninventive
"they pretty much made this sound but it's still uninventive"
sound like they're still on autopilot.
Their best days are certainly behind them.
Song is decent, though it certainly isn't innovative or groundbreaking.
Digging: Cry Venom - Vanquish the Demon
Sounds like a substandard Soilwork track. Meh.
Kind of disappointing
More of what I wanted from their last effort but I think like most people, I've grown out of wanting another album from these guys.
this song is lolbutts
I dig this. New music from Killswitch isn't the most exciting thing anymore but they're definitely still solid and relevant.
their sound is so dated.
Digging: Rainbow Danger Club - Souvenirs
the best song they ever wrote was "the holy diver"
^ the bait has been cast, anyone want a bite?
i was enjoying it, getting slight soilwork vibes..then the chorus and breakdown happened.
this band needs to go away.
Sounds like them for sure.
Digging: Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
So much negativity here. I dig it
Digging: Botanist - Collective: The Shape of He to Come
From the interviews and press releases I've seen, this album is suppose to be pretty lengthy and have proggy influences, if the latter is true, I am on board.
Not as bad as I thought it'd be at least, pretty decent track
Digging: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
You need to go away. Some people like this band. God forbid you don't.
Very standard single which is all I expect from most bands. I wasn't expecting Killswitch to come out with a radically new sound, maybe there is experimentation on the album but as far as singles go I dig it..
this band needs to go away 
this is horrible
Great shit. I get a very As Daylight Dies vibe from it.
Surprised only 2 people are getting Soilwork vibes, as they were the very first thing to come to mind as soon as I hit play. Even the guitar tone is similar.
How can you claim something is horrible when you have a Disturbed, a Rise Against, and a Stick to your Guns album all 5'd?
Rise Against is not even bad
Digging: Septicflesh - Codex Omega
they aren't great either
"I dig it. Kind of added in some southern, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster sort of riffing and vocals without losing the Killswitch sound"
totally agree with that comment.
This track has some strong southern metal undertones, and I also think the instrumentation is a bit more intricate and complex than your run of the mill KSE track.
Very cool track!
Been a fan of KSE since the beginning. I'd like to see them stretch their progressive muscles at this point in their careers. This is OK, but it's about as generic KSE as it can get.
"this album is suppose to be pretty lengthy and have proggy influences"
sure, i bet theyll bust out that acoustic guitar, and do one song with all singing.
"sure, i bet theyll bust out that acoustic guitar, and do one song with all singing.
lol'd at this.
Wow I thought this was gonna suck hard. It actually wasn't terrible.
Hopefully this will be better than their last 3 - 4 albums
Dude this has been out for like a month, see for yourself....
Btw it is