Review Summary: Boring, prog inspired rubbish0 of 9 thought this review was well written
One word can sum this album up. Bland. Except that it doesn't end there. No, folks, Wintersun have indeed taken blandness to crazy proportions. Imagine the blend of Black Veil Brides with Megadeth and you pretty much have the blandness of this album down to a T. The guitars are bland in ways that Mr "chug chug" Mustaine could never imagine, the drumming is bland beats, the bass is inaudible so noone really cares about it and the vocals are the stupid deathcore rubbish that has been repeated a million times.
This really does get on my nerves as their debut was fine. However, eight years have culminated in a bland piece of trash that should never be heard by man. This is the epitome of crap, taking boring, overused ideas and mixing them in with mythological lyrics that have no place in deathcore like this. Ive heard more energy in the average Sodom album thanwhat is found throughout this abyssmal piece of rubbish. Albums like this are the reason that metal is dying, and has died in the past.
The only shot at salvation this album has is the instrumental opener, simply because Jari doesnt open his trap, because his vocals really are the most snooze inducing *** that has ever been recorded. That is the main problem with this album. The symphonic sections are not perfect but they at least have a little talent to them, although nothing too special, and the guitars should just be left forgotten.
Utter ***, dont buy.