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|2.5 average||BonRurgundy | June 26th 12|
The sound of a band becoming less and less inspiring as they drown in the ocean of generic risecore.
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|2.5 average||HypedMerchant | June 20th 12|
I don't get the hype about this. The lyrics are bad, I don't agree with the musicianship at all, all the instrumentals sound exactly the same to me and -- just like all other Rise bands -- sound so artificial. Yeah, I just can't dig this as much as most of you. Obviously his vocals are extremely good but, sadly, that's the only good thing about this album.
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|0.0 ||Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR | August 10th 12|
Just as the space shuttle of the same name did back in the day, Challenger crashes and burns hard
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|3.5 great||charlie15 | June 24th 12|
Like always, a decent effort, however, I'm slightly disappointed in the direction Matt takes with his
vocals at times. His voice is great (although a little high pitched) but the placement of certain melodies in
some of the choruses just don't seem right - resulting in a lack of flow in each song (apparent in 'legacy'
especially). Other than that, this is quite an enjoyable listen which took me a little while to get into.
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|3.5 great||G.M.B. | June 19th 12|
If you didn't like The Hollow, you won't like this. It is, in every aspect, The Hollow Part 2. Although in some parts the formula wears a little thin, they change it up just enough to prevent the album from slipping into dull monotony. rSimply put, it's nothing new, but still done well enough to be an entertaining listen.
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|3.0 good||dathvada321 | June 18th 12|
this album is fantastic. I like it even better than the hollow, and i love the hollow.
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|5.0 classic||SlowlyFallingAwake | October 21st 14|
In spite of not reinventing the wheel, Challenger is ridiculously catchy while boasting some of the most inspiring lyrics in music history.
|4.5 superb||TonyHarrop | July 29th 13|
Again another nearly flawless album, with only a few tracks lacking either the same level of musical ingenuity as the others or the same lyrical strength, but each song is great in its own right and all have their strong points with some being practically perfect.
|2.5 average||pepster50 | April 10th 13|
so many cool riffs on here. So many boring breakdowns hinder the album.
|2.0 poor||LunaticSoul | January 30th 13|
This is not fresh, this is not great, this is average: pure and plain mainstream metalcore coming out from a Rise Records band. Where is this supposed "fantastic guitar work"? Praise to Mullins' growl? His voice is overproduced as f**k. There's a thin line between mainstream c**pcore and chorus-friendly metalcore, MMF with "Challenger" crossed it in the wrong direction.
|1.5 very poor||Tony Li | November 2nd 12|
Generic as fuck. Literally one good song on here, and the lyrics are still terrible.
Overproduced. If you liked their old stuff you have zero reason to like this.
EVEN the Hollow was better than this. This isn't even arranged well.
|4.0 excellent||TheLycan | August 10th 12|
In retrospect, it deserves a 4, not a 4.5 as Matty's lyrics are weaker than the lyrics he wrote for their past albums,
|4.0 excellent||alextheantichrist | July 16th 12|
Following the Hallow, Challenger is slightly better. Is the album groundbreaking? No. Is it entertaining? FUCK YES! Challenger starts off with "Without Walls" which begins with a chant leading to amazing screams by the screamer of the band brings in some breakdowns that will kick your ass. My favorite tracks on this record other than "Without Walls" is "Prove Me Right", "Alive in the Lights" and "Vices". Overall, very entertaining listen. Check it out.
|4.5 superb||InsecureGorilla | June 25th 12|
Generic post-hardcore at its peak. Everything clicks, and Matty's vocals are at their finest.
|4.0 excellent||Deuce8311 | June 20th 12|
Memphis May Fire being the only well-known band from my hometown of Dallas nowadays puts out something that isn't ground-breaking, but is still a damn good listen. Matt Mullins really shines in every aspect of his vocals on here. True the lyrics may be avergae, but they don't don't seem that way due to Mullins' emotion. Many just consider bands on Rise Records to be clones of each other, but one listen to this album will show them that MMF is the leader of that pack. All in all, Challenger is a very good and catchy album that may find its way to the top of everybody's best album lists of 2012.
|2.5 average||Lexiconstitutionalify | June 19th 12|
Very well executed but releasing essentially the same album in consecutive releases never sat well with me in the past and doesn't sit well now.
|3.5 great||BurnedBlack606 | June 19th 12|
Like someone else said, this is following the same path that The Flood did last year. The hype will die down soon enough.
|4.0 excellent||Antlion | June 18th 12|
this album really exceeded the expectations i had for it.
|3.5 great||Steven Spedding | June 18th 12|
Memphis May Fire's detractors will find nothing here to throw them off the warpath. Pretty standard fare for
the former Southern Post Hardcore outfit. Their sound has become much more befitting of their label, Rise
Records as time has passed. Heavy use of synthesiser, choppy palm muted sections and sugary clean vocals
dominate throughout. Despite the album fading badly in the second half there are a number of catchy tunes
that you just cant help but bob your head along too. "Vices" and "Prove Me Right" carrying some of the most
infectious hooks you are to hear from 2012. In a sea of bands doing this exact thing, Memphis May Fire are
one of the better examples of it being done well.
|3.0 good||tgdv | July 1st 16|
|4.0 excellent||MaggieG | June 16th 16|
|4.5 superb||Taint. | April 20th 16|
|4.0 excellent||cbeir | February 14th 16|
|3.5 great||Michal | February 14th 16|
|3.5 great||foldas | January 25th 16|
|2.0 poor||8genre | January 5th 16|
|4.5 superb||SYL | November 26th 15|
|3.0 good||dcon4L | October 24th 15|
|3.5 great||CMX97 | October 15th 15|
|2.5 average||mugen | October 12th 15|
|2.5 average||Jamdbz | August 27th 15|
|3.0 good||Spark | June 27th 15|
|4.0 excellent||djc208 | January 29th 15|
|2.5 average||Ryan93 | December 5th 14|
|2.5 average||Pollux | October 25th 14|
|4.0 excellent||unaMUSEd | September 5th 14|
|1.5 very poor||raggs | August 9th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Steelix | July 21st 14|
|4.5 superb||WesCH1 | July 17th 14|
|2.0 poor||Mazza | June 22nd 14|
|2.5 average||Fujay | June 9th 14|
|3.5 great||Jamie | April 4th 14|
|4.0 excellent||ryan10 | March 17th 14|
|2.5 average||PittZa | March 14th 14|
|4.0 excellent||quik40 | February 7th 14|
|3.5 great||DyerTF | January 29th 14|
|2.5 average||Rice303 | January 27th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Uqnivde | January 26th 14|
|2.5 average||oldsoul | January 26th 14|
|3.5 great||James | January 16th 14|
|3.5 great||Hick | January 3rd 14|
|3.0 good||Haon | December 13th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Giansk | November 26th 13|
|3.5 great||Mike | November 14th 13|
|3.5 great||elry2k | November 11th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Hansol | November 3rd 13|
|2.0 poor||SethEZ | October 31st 13|
|3.5 great||Spoink | October 20th 13|
|2.5 average||ellagos | October 16th 13|
|4.5 superb||Dischi | September 26th 13|
|2.0 poor||ADR | August 30th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Drazor1 | August 29th 13|
|2.5 average||Giox89 | August 21st 13|
|3.5 great||zmol | July 15th 13|
|5.0 classic||befire | July 12th 13|
|5.0 classic||Kenken | July 6th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Whale | June 24th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Ghakalo | April 20th 13|
|4.0 excellent||xJoshox | March 4th 13|
|4.0 excellent||GSMC96 | March 2nd 13|
|3.5 great||Alexd93 | February 27th 13|
|3.0 good||Naenia | February 24th 13|
|4.0 excellent||iasookia | February 23rd 13|
|4.0 excellent||NoemieY | February 23rd 13|
|4.0 excellent||JorisL | February 15th 13|
|3.0 good||kakuei | January 20th 13|
|3.5 great||Lenox | January 17th 13|
|4.5 superb||Tony | December 13th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Halzy31 | December 13th 12|
|2.5 average||mybeard | December 9th 12|
|3.0 good||T5Cx | December 6th 12|
|3.0 good||BabyJ | November 30th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Trifax | November 25th 12|
|4.0 excellent||ZoneOut | November 17th 12|
|5.0 classic||Zikana | November 13th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Xavi | November 7th 12|
|2.5 average||Zack | November 4th 12|
|3.0 good||CutMan | October 26th 12|
|4.0 excellent||fyffe | October 21st 12|
|3.5 great||Apollo | October 20th 12|
|4.0 excellent||kizmang | October 18th 12|
|4.0 excellent||tamaron | October 1st 12|
|3.5 great||Natalie | September 25th 12|
|3.5 great||Dev518 | September 21st 12|
|4.5 superb||abrfest | September 16th 12|
|3.0 good||Davidsw | September 16th 12|
|4.0 excellent||SimGod | September 14th 12|
|2.0 poor||Kyle | September 4th 12|
|3.5 great||ughmas | September 3rd 12|
|3.0 good||po0ty | August 31st 12|
|4.0 excellent||pboitel | August 30th 12|
|3.5 great||Sami K | August 29th 12|
|5.0 classic||Flankzy | August 20th 12|
|2.5 average||Hawks | August 17th 12|
|4.0 excellent||mac8936 | July 31st 12|
|4.0 excellent||Mosh | July 30th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Macros | July 12th 12|
|4.5 superb||JAXETA | July 5th 12|
|2.5 average|| ^_^ | July 1st 12|
|3.5 great||Nucrus | June 28th 12|
|1.5 very poor||KILL | June 27th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Puto611 | June 26th 12|
|4.5 superb||jrm96 | June 26th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Pndi | June 26th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Seraph | June 22nd 12|
|5.0 classic||cr0wz | June 20th 12|
|2.5 average||KSK1 | June 19th 12|
|2.5 average||LenZ | June 19th 12|
|2.5 average||Owen | June 19th 12|
|4.0 excellent||TehEric | June 19th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Shiduba | June 19th 12|
|3.5 great||lucho | June 19th 12|
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