This band/album is about the best thing that could've somehow astonishingly come out of unfortunate events with
Tim Lambesis. This is a new chapter completely. An incredible album indeed with dynamics fused together from all
directions of the members. While it's not the most insanely intense album, it is a cathartic one that takes you on a
great musical journey. I only have 2 small complaints. The first is that Josh's vocals are barely utilized on this, and the
other is Shane really never uses his powerful yet rare screams which he has the potential of doing for example on "The
This album is what I've been waiting for since I got into metal - basically very good metalcore instrumentals with all clean vocal singing. This album delivers basically everything I've waited so long for - the problem is that its missing a little bit of intensity. It needs the occasional scream, which Blay could easily provide. Josh could easily add some additional zest to the band's sound if his vox were utilized more frequently, and were intermixed with Blay's - instead, only one of them is being used at a time (Josh is basically only used for the chorus of Prophets and the entire song Matter of Time). Where Josh is used provides some of the strongest moments of the album. My only other complaint is that there isn't a lot of atmosphere, or builds. rHighlights: Matter of Time, Prophets, Profane, Father/Son, Identity, Death to Rights
I get they are trying to shed their AILD image, but I feel like Lambeiss was everything and these guys were just filler. I like some songs, but the whole album is overwhelming and would have liked to see more aggression in the vocal department.