The guitar work increased noticeably in both complexity and texture. The vocals have shifted from completely gravelly male vocals into a mixture of harmony on chorus. While this album retains the relentless sound of FtFD, it broadens its listener horizon and is instantly a classic in my collection.
From the very start of this album, I found myself pretty much trying so hard to make it
through this album. While metalcore is a genre I can usually handle, comparing to 'Changes'
this album is just bland. While an improvement in the vocal department is easily noticeable,
all the songs sound the same and just kind of blend together for nothing more than bunch of
songs that don't do any justice to eachother. I wanted to love this album, and tried so hard
too, but it just didn't work for me.
THIS IS WHAT I GET FOR HELPING MY FRIENDS. Dylan is a drastic improvement over Chad in the vocal department (although Chad has tremendously improved in the new Legend track), and the riffing is more creative and melodic than ever. "Smoke Signals" and "A Plethora Of" are my favorite tracks.