Lostprophets
Weapons


2.5
average

Review

by TH3FU USER (9 Reviews)
April 11th, 2012 | 4 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Prophets Put A Gun To Their Heads, Minus The Bullets

Sporting eye-catching album art and a record of three fantastic albums (The Fake Sound Of Progress, Start Something, The Betrayed) LostProphets return with a whimper, harking back to the days of Liberation Transmission. Remember that troubled time? It's not quite as cringing this time round, but Weapons leaves something to be desired.

Some explosions are shown (From the two catchy singles) and with a strong-hearted track labeled 'Better Off Dead' Ian Watkins and his band have improved and diversed in some aspects. Treating the listener to louder, adrenaline fueled songs. However, under the electric singles are shallow shells of what the Prophets used to be.

"A Song From Where I'm From" starts off running but quickly comes to a stop. The favoured guitar riff disappears and is replaced by radio-friendly vocals - they wipe the slate completely off course after the first four worthy songs. From that time onwards, Weapons bores completely: Trading the loud catchy anthems and watering them down to something with a different identity. I expected a heavier sound to enter most of these songs, to spark them to life (Just like the good old days) sadly I could only hang my head in disappointment.

The Prophets show their true colours on Weapons, vouching for a few memorable songs and moments to recapture the magic of previous records. It works in short bursts and inspires over time. But overall Weapons could have been so much more! If the band followed the same vein as 'The Betrayed' instead of opting for quieter, meaningful lyrics. If the band showed off their talents as a unit, instead of Watkin's vocals clearing the way - Then Weapons would have been the greatest record of it's kind.



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TBliss2 (2)
‘Weapons’ will no doubt please long time fans, but it also undoubtably presents the continuing s...

Adam Knott EMERITUS (3.5)
A convincing and confident tour-de-force of addictive anthem-writing, propelled by something rebelli...

Rowan5215 (2.5)
Just barely holding their heads above the water of mediocrity......


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thumbcrusher
April 11th 2012


3592 Comments


review seems pretty in line with the general feeling so far

Knott-
Emeritus
April 11th 2012


10195 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"A Song From Where I'm From" Not only poorly named,


If you're gonna call a song out for being "poorly named" (whatever that means) you should at least try and name it right.

You basically dislike this because it's not heavy enough.

NorwichScene
April 11th 2012


1429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Delete track 2 and it's a pretty decent album I think

Digging: Lonely the Brave - The Day's War

Knott-
Emeritus
April 11th 2012


10195 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I love track 2 :o



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