A Plea for Purging
The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell


3.5
great

Review

by Shawn USER (2 Reviews)
July 5th, 2010 | 42 replies | 13,253 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If Meshuggah had a grandchild, well you know what the fuck i mean

4 of 14 thought this review was well written

When I first heard the new single by APFP I had pretty high hopes for the new album. With its more than questioning album title The Marriage between Heaven and Hell, I must say I couldn’t wait to see how the band would do. To my surprise they know exactly what they’re doing as a band and what they’re going for.
with a more meshuggah type sound, if you ask me there goin in the right direction.

The first track ''The Eternal Female'' starts with at first listen, a very loud preacher who caught the holy ghost hard, then it goes into a paused silence then the songs jumps into gear as you hear the lead singer scream ''I AM THE REAPER'' then chaos as the guitarist go to town with a pitch harmonic frenzy, with the heavy slick meshuggah like riffs, hard hitting drumming that in my opinion improved greatly since there last album, which the drummer was kinda the same old same old drumming, and still with breakdowns that are more than plain, the songs keeps your attention throughout the whole album,

Most songs on the album have their highlights like ''Golden Barriers'' like in the 1:40 or so mark, there is a very fancy lead done that fits flawlessly with the song that catches you completely off guard.
This band has a thing for having the most fitting four word openers it seems me, like the song ''And Weep'' he screams ''YOUR GOD IS DEAD'' straight to a breakdown that just gets you ***ing pumped to find the closest person u can find to scream ''YOUR GOD IS DEAD'' to them.

lyrically the album is straight christian based, but i must admit some may be confused with there lyrics are as hard hitting as the For Today album Portraits. Which at the ending part of ''The Fall'' were a man says ''GOD HAS GIVEN ME THAT RIGHT, AND IF YOU DONT AGREE WITH ME YOU ARE AGAINST GOD'' pretty heavy way to end a song then start a new one saying ''YOUR GOD IS DEAD''

The vocals seem to pretty much consist of the same scream as the last releases, a one pitched monotoned scream, that has the intensity to get the point across and the lyrics also, not to say that a bad thing, but it would be nice for the screamer to get some type of other range. For after awhile u know what to expect to where it kind of gets boring but not to stop listening that is.

Being a Christian band there lyrics tend to have to do with faith, gaining and losing it. but even as a non religious person myself, I couldn’t help but scream the lyrics ''YOUR GODS NOT REAL'' if you have a problem with Christian type lyrics, you won’t like these lyrics, if anything the music will be a good reason to just push through the lyrics. i cant help but to sing ''IF I WERE GOD WE'D ALL BE DEAD!!!''

If there is anything that kind of lacks in this album is that there isn’t allot of the technical lead solo's that were in there previous release. APFP guitarists seem to keep it to a minimum , not really a bad thing but it would help to show their full capability as musicians has they had very amazing tech moments on ''Depravity''. also some songs tend to like just drag on more than they should, with such songs like ''The Eternal Females'' at the end of the song there is a breakdown that makes a fitting welcome, but then u think it would change but it just sits longer than needed to close the song out, leaving a ''damn I thought there was going to be something else there'' feeling to the listener.

The band makes some additions to the album sound as they add in some clean vocals in track ''The Fall'' and ''Trembling Hands'' they fit rather well with the song as it isn’t force like in a lets add some singing just because it would be cool. they thought it out to fit perfectly, it doesn’t take away from the songs heaviness and the song "The jealous Wings'' is a all clean vocal track with acoustic guitars that create a very pleasant atmosphere that u fall into. That is a nice prequel to the last song on the album ''The New Born Wonder’’ that is indeed one of the best songs on the album, were the screamer goes all out vocally and delivers hard. Then as the vocals stop u will get a pleasant surprise, for the Holy Ghost preacher makes a return to preach to you some more as the song fades out with a girl who end the album with these words ''YOUR JUDGEMENT IS COMING'' (creepy *** first time i heard it)



In closing the album is on my list of best this year so far, better than there last album and I know I’ll be blasting this album for quite some time. If you enjoyed APFP last album, you will indeed love this album. If you are new to this band or just looking for some way better metalcore that tends to come out these days. I say give these guys a listen.


Highlight tracks

The Eternal Female
The New Born Wonder
Golden Barriers
And Weep
Sick Silent America


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crowing51
July 5th 2010



3444 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

THIS IS MY FIRST REVIEW, CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM PLEASE

I KNOW I COULD DO ALOT BETTER

vanderb0b
July 5th 2010



3473 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I didn't neg (it's a first review), but this needs some work.
Grammatical errors are rather frequent, here's one of the worst:

If you are new to this band or just looking for some way better metalcore that tends to come out these days.

It's a sentence fragment and makes no sense.
Try to aim for a more professional (or at least formal) tone in reviews. The first step you should take is removing "lol" and writing out the word "you", as opposed to "u". Turn off the caps lock button, that just makes it hard to read. Try italicizing, it's much more appealing.

Also, you should attempt to better describe the sound of album (heaviness/softness, mood, etc.). It's good that you talked about lyrical content, but the most important thing is the music, and you did not do that very much.

Additionally, the phrase "more than plain" implies that it's so generic that calling it "plain" would be an understatement. This, I believe, is the exact opposite of what you are attempting to say.

Not a bad effort for a first, but it could be greatly improved.

ianjulian
July 5th 2010



611 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

'YOUR GOD IS DEAD''

HumanGenome
July 5th 2010



195 Comments


well you know what the fuck i mean lol


take out things like this

Dryden
July 5th 2010



12813 Comments


yeah

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
July 5th 2010



2776 Comments


i bought this for 5 dollars and it sucks so bad

vanderb0b
July 5th 2010



3473 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, from reading the review, I can tell the album is rather terrible.

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
July 5th 2010



2776 Comments


plus the album art is ridiculously bad

vanderb0b
July 5th 2010



3473 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Looking it up right now.

EDIT: WTF is that?

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
July 5th 2010



2776 Comments


it's no wonder this guy didn't put it up...it's a wolfs head with a spike through it and all the hardcore blood

vanderb0b
July 5th 2010



3473 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, so bad.

Apollo
July 5th 2010



10083 Comments


this album is terrible.

So is the review.

vanderb0b
July 5th 2010



3473 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

http://www.christiansonic.net/2010/07/a-plea-for-purging-the-marriage-of-heaven-and-hell-2010.html

Their photos on this page bring the lolz.

botb
July 5th 2010



9284 Comments


so apfp is doing meshuggah riffing now? sweet, another mediocore band is doing that.

Digging: Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here

Comatorium.
July 5th 2010



4008 Comments


I'm about 30 seconds in and its pretty cool so far. We'll see. Review made my day. Neg.

EDIT: This blows.

Comatorium.
July 5th 2010



4008 Comments


I AM TEH LI-YUN.
U ARE DA WULF.
U CAN RUN BUT I WILL FIND U.

...and beat me down with a bible amirite?



crowing51
July 5th 2010



3444 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thanks everyone for the feedback, yea i knew it kinda sucked as a review, but hey u gotta start somewhere i guess.

buckfutter
July 5th 2010



2164 Comments


The review isn't the only thing that sux. I'm surprised you didn't just entitle it "NEW REVIEW"

Shredzilla
July 5th 2010



501 Comments


Album is not near as terrible as what everyone is making it out to be. Honestly, this seems to be the only other band other than After The Burial that can make mediocre Meshuggah rip-off riffs sound pretty damn good. I'm liking it so far. I mean, I'm definitely getting what I expected, which is nothing otherworldly or overly spectacular but it's pretty enjoyable, so far.

Crymsonblaze
July 5th 2010



7310 Comments


I negged because you're fucking retarded.



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