Saints Never Surrender
Brutus


4.0
excellent

Review

by Nu Metal USER (27 Reviews)
November 29th, 2010 | 37 replies | 9,661 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The best, and unfortunately the last SNS album.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

In this day and age, when you hear the words “Melodic Hardcore” you might quickly be turned away. But don’t be irked by this. Saints Never Surrender provide a beautiful job well done with their third release titled Brutus that strays away from trying to be as heavy as possible to easing towards trying to be a feast to the ears that in turns creates intense and incredibly passionate hardcore.

The opening track titled Swan is a little bit misleading as its atmospheric guitar work quickly transitions into the first real song on the album titled This Moment where what was built up in Swan quickly crashes to the ground with an opening crowd chanted verse going “I will walk with pride!” shouted under driving guitars and the barks of the lead vocalist. This song builds a good impression of what to expect from this band. The guitars are beautifully melodic, the drums are intense and greatly done, but unfortunately the vocals, although good are at some points slightly inaudible. But being in possession of a lyrics sheet would be helpful to you.

Speaking of lyrics, the next song titled Companion displays some of the best lyrical compositions in the album and definitely displays the positive and fun nature of this band. As you may have guessed, the song is about companionship and sticking it through as noted from some of the lines that go “We’ve battled immortal beings, we’ve made them beg for death,” it shows the heartfelt loyalty they have for the people around them and maturity as lyricists.

Another great song to be noted on this album would be the one titled Lost To Time. This song like the others stick to the passionate melodies in each song but is also mixed instrumentally when it comes from being beautifully melodic into devastatingly intense. The transitions in this song are incredibly tasty as it goes from a melodic interlude into a shredding and powerful breakdown, and you can see that there was a great amount of work put into this song instead of the members messing around with open palm chugging and then going “*** yeah! Lets put this into song number 5!” adding a great composition to this album.

The time that Saints Never Surrender was active has come and gone, but in their time as a band they left behind a truly strong and memorable album filled with beautiful composition, powerful lyrical writing, and intense passion that seemed to be all but lost in the hardcore scene. With that said, I tip my hat to you, Saints Never Surrender for providing a great and memorable album.

Pros
Great guitarwork
Great song compositions
Amazing lyrics

Cons
Sometimes inaudible vocals

Best Songs
Lost To Time
Companion
This Moment



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EyeForAnEye
November 29th 2010



1677 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album needed a review.

chiggles
November 29th 2010



76 Comments


Definitely going to check this out. Pos'd.

vakuola
November 29th 2010



274 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review, Companion is one of my favourite songs ever

EyeForAnEye
November 29th 2010



1677 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Really one of the most underrated bands ever, I found out about these guys 2 years ago when I was really enthusiastic about primarily hardcore, it was a few months before their breakup and them turning into Continuance. Which also broke up.

chiggles
November 29th 2010



76 Comments


They turned into Continuance?! Did not know that, they were good as shit, before they broke up that is.

musicConsumer
November 29th 2010



494 Comments


who do they sound like?

EyeForAnEye
November 30th 2010



1677 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj4M1TnS498

Heres the first real song on the album.

vakuola
November 30th 2010



274 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Guitar work is what caught my attention, I also found out about them 2 years ago. I purchased their record on ebay for like 3 dlls along with gospel's record for 4 dlls

EyeForAnEye
November 30th 2010



1677 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, this album was executed with impressive expertise, shame they don't get more recognition.

Spec
January 6th 2011



26834 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Totally reminds me of Shai Hulud.

dixoncocks
September 27th 2011



2371 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album is so good, love the last track.

Digging: Manchester Orchestra - Cope

Scoot
October 26th 2011



17481 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this shit is cash

Digging: Acme - To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist

Hawks
February 10th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This needs to be more well known around here.

EyeForAnEye
February 20th 2012



1677 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

For real.

EyeForAnEye
February 20th 2012



1677 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

These dudes also got back together.
I'm fangirling like fuck right now.

Fluttertrank
May 16th 2012



16958 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

album is amazing. and they are to together again, im hoping for more amazing melodic
hardcore

Digging: Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils

Spec
May 16th 2012



26834 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ooh didn't know they were together again.

KSK1
May 16th 2012



4051 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Are you sure they got back together? I thought they just played a reunion festival or something.

Fluttertrank
May 16th 2012



16958 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hmm.... guess im not sure then. damnit.

Spec
May 18th 2012



26834 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

These guys are Canadian right? If not i'm gonna lower my rating.



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