The Fall of Troy
Doppelganger


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jaime Silva USER (7 Reviews)
January 9th, 2014 | 25 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Fall of Troy's sophomore album improves upon their debut in almost every way.

Doppelganger is the second release from the Washington based progressive post-hardcore three-piece The Fall of Troy. It features four re-recorded versions of tracks from their self-titled debut and one song from their EP Ghostship, which means that of the album's eleven tracks only six songs are brand new. So, how does the band's sophomore release stack up to their debut?

Well, even though five of the songs are old they feel as fresh and exciting as the rest of the songs on the album. Most of the redone songs are much faster paced and heavier hitting than their previous versions. Doppelganger opens up with one of the older songs, "I Just Got This Symphony Goin'" compared to it's counterpart on the band's debut this version is slightly faster and has a much cleaner production and a more pronounced bass tone. Speaking of the production, the entire album feels cleaner than their debut which really works in the band's favor as each of the instruments are perfectly audible and can be fully appreciated.

The band's focus on this album seems to be improvement. The bass lines sound cleaner and more complex, the guitar's sound fluctuates from high pitched and shrill to heavy and hard hitting perfectly giving the songs a very nice dynamic, and the drums sound great and don't feel nearly as obnoxious as a lot of bands nowadays. The vocals on the album are strong as well. Thomas Erak's clean vocals and Tim Ward's harsh vocals bounce well off of each other, and the lyrics are pretty creative and some of the choruses on songs are downright catchy.

So to start wrapping this thing up, The Fall of Troy's second release is a ridiculously fun time and a massive improvement over the band's debut. The re-recorded tracks are all really good and the original songs sound excellent and are great additions to the band's library. The album is definitely worth checking out if you're interested.

Recommended tracks:
F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.
Act One, Scene One
The Hol[ ]y Tape...
I Just Got This Symphony Goin'



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erizen826
January 8th 2014


644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well, as always let me know if you see any errors. I also appreciate constructive criticism so I can improve my writing.

FourthReich
January 8th 2014


19376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

doppelgangaz-hark

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erizen826
January 8th 2014


644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dop dop doppelgangaz

FourthReich
January 8th 2014


19376 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

dude you got a death wish is the best jam on here tho, nice review

Calc
January 8th 2014


12624 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I also appreciate construc [@#$()*%&@#^$&] can improve my writing.

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erizen826
January 8th 2014


644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I totally forgot about you got a death wish! But thank you. and wut ^

Calc
January 8th 2014


12624 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

there's an ad on my screen that blanks out part of your sentence.

JS19
January 9th 2014


4671 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

While I really like short reviews, I dunno man. If I hadn't heard this I'm not sure I'd know even slightly what it sounded like, you just another paragraph or something. That said nice writing, so will pos

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ShitsofRain
January 9th 2014


6467 Comments


this isn't poor

JS19
January 9th 2014


4671 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I just don't like the band at all. It probably isn't a bad album or anything

TheBarber
January 9th 2014


2710 Comments


Instrumentation is godly at times but vocals are just utter shit to the point I got sick of this album very quickly

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Azn.
January 9th 2014


5618 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is tom at like, his semi-top vocal performance lol

SadAndHolyGlow
January 9th 2014


1563 Comments


Awesome review.

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Hopelust
January 9th 2014


1410 Comments


I remember being floored by this album when it first came out. Still their best, and pretty much their only solid piece of work.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 9th 2014


14257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

except s/t is their best

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Hopelust
January 9th 2014


1410 Comments


Bah!

Kris.
January 9th 2014


12633 Comments


fawcksy i gotta disagree with you there this is their best

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 9th 2014


14257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

without a doubt

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 9th 2014


14257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no dammit kris

Kris.
January 9th 2014


12633 Comments


sorry bud but its true!!



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