Protest the Hero
Volition


2.5
average

Review

by TheMonster USER (5 Reviews)
November 10th, 2013 | 69 replies | 4,865 views


Release Date: 10/29/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A completely objective review of Protest the Hero's "Volition."

94 of 105 thought this review was well written

"Volition" is Protest the Hero's fourth studio album. It is the band's first record not released through the label Underground Operations; instead, the group gathered funds for its recording through an Indiegogo campaign. It is also the band's first album to feature Chris Adler on drums after founding member and former drummer Moe Carlson's departure.

"Volition" has eleven songs on it. The first one is titled "Clarity" and is 5 minutes and 32 seconds long. The second one is titled "Drumhead Trial" and is 4 minutes and 28 seconds long. The rest of the songs on the album have different titles and lengths than those aforementioned.

The musicians who are featured on this album are Rody Walker on vocals, Tim Millar on guitar and piano, Luke Hoskin on guitar, Arif Mirabdolbaghi on bass, and of course, as previously mentioned, Chris Adler on drums. Rody Walker's vocals vary in pitch and volume throughout the album, as do his lyrics. The guitarists play many different notes at many different speeds throughout the record's 54 minute, 7 second runtime.

The producer of "Volition" was Cameron McLellan. The record was recorded from late 2012-2013 at Revolution Recording and Sunset Division, both located in Toronto, Ontario.

The album cover depicts a topless woman lying down with a group of birds looking at her, aside from three birds in the background who are looking away, and one bird in the foreground who is also looking away. One of the birds that is looking at her also appears to be raping her. Since the bird's penis isn't shown, though, this can't be said for certain. The bird could simply be looking at the woman very closely. It could even be a female bird, and since female birds don't have penises, that renders the possibility of rape very slim- unless the female bird tied a stick or a dildo or a banana to its crotch. However, since birds don't have hands, the chances of this are again very slim.


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sapient
November 9th 2013



1840 Comments


The album has songs that are different than each other and are not the same, completely agreed

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itsalltherage
November 9th 2013



595 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fucking lol

climactic
November 9th 2013



18338 Comments


The guitarists play many different notes at many different speeds throughout the record's 54 minute, 7 second runtime.


pos'd so hard

DrHouseSchuldiner
November 9th 2013



5643 Comments


Sweet rev,pos'd ...album is average just like the band.

Funeralopolis
November 9th 2013



11010 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

top lol

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SnakeDelilah
November 9th 2013



5373 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i just lost my shit xD

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Cipieron
November 9th 2013



3508 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nailed it

Calc
November 9th 2013



11975 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

HAHAHHAHAH!!! Best ending to a review ever

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MO
November 9th 2013



18228 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

correct rating

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TheMonster
November 9th 2013



31 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Thanks everyone < 3

Durrzo
November 9th 2013



1074 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Though I couldn't disagree with the rating more this review is my new favorite for the album. I lol'd.

conesmoke
November 9th 2013



5175 Comments


"The rest of the songs on the album have different titles and lengths than those aforementioned"

lol.

Buzzkillr
November 9th 2013



1541 Comments


9.2/10

you made me laugh out loud

congratulations

tempest--
November 9th 2013



12594 Comments


Review Summary: A completely objective review of Protest the Hero's "Volition."

When I saw that I was so close to negging.
But then I read the review.
Pos.

EvoHavok
November 10th 2013



1338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lol cool review.

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JS19
November 10th 2013



4159 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Oh man, pos

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FourthReich
November 10th 2013



17071 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

However, since birds don't have hands, the chances of this are again very slim.

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Butkuiss
November 10th 2013



4109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

However, since birds don't have hands, the chances of this are again very slim.


FourthReich
November 10th 2013



17071 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Since the bird's penis isn't shown, though, this can't be said for certain.

sailSAway
November 10th 2013



836 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

looks like shes enjoying it



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