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|3.5 great||Matt C | October 29th 09|
SUPER catchy vocal melodies (Even if they are auto-tuned and compressed to hell), NASTY breakdowns, great lyrics, good song structure. This album is a winner for sure, and Joey Sturgis' monster production doesn't hurt either ;)
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|2.0 poor||Comatorium. | October 29th 09|
Honestly, its good within the genre, its just been done so many damn times before. I do like the breakdown at the beginning of "To Plant A Seed" though...
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|2.0 poor||ANewTypeOfPunk | October 29th 09|
very solid album, might review this when I'm bored
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|3.5 great||digimental101 | September 28th 10|
Intriguing debut, familiar but enjoyable. Replay value's pretty good.
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|3.5 great||halob54 | August 16th 10|
Somewhat repetative, a few songs which were just fillers, yet many tracks stood out too.
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|3.5 great||Jeezus | June 27th 10|
To Plant A Seed is a daring album to one's opinion on its essence. The 10 song album is one to marvel at though because of how intricate and clean the studio portrays itself in the light. Either it's the placement of the guitar or the intensity of the double bass drum, We Came As Romans still maintains strength with its denting use of technology.
Metalcore mixed with some post-hardcore flair is an amazing drink to anyone that listens to heavier music and to one's that listen to skill. The guitars in this album are always at the top of the list for the drinks to be drunk. Lou Cotton and Joshua Moore serve you drinks all throughout the album; simply causing you to under the influence of its aura. The guitars in "Dreams", is a concoction of hardcore riffs with a sort of spacey feeling mixed with synths to create a dream-like atmosphere. It even mirrors the effect of the songs meaning of love. The true beauty of the combination is soaked in when hearing "Roads That Never End and Views That Never Cease". The guitars follow this trek that start off with some metalcore and shifts into the pop chorus. Roads break away from simple mainstream stencils for a pop song to become their most popular song. Cotton and Moore managed to span the spirit of the beauty by breakdowns and hyping metalcore riffs and achieve the songs overall feeling of intensity and elegance.
Eric Choi does a perfect job as a technical drummer in this band. He combines harsh fast double pedals with evenly placed cymbals and china crashes in the songs. The mastering of the studio set helps Choi’s effect on the music. The volumes of all of the set are at ideal for the intensity of the songs. “I Will Not Reap Destruction” is a reflection of Choi’s contribution to the songs intricate nature and exposes the bands ability to go heavier than their other songs but still maintain the post-hardcore feel.
David Stephens and Kyle Pavone are the voices heard on the tracks. First off, David Stephens is an amazing screamer that can hit the different styles from guttural growls to strong yells. “Intentions” shows Stephens range of screaming talent as well as “Broken Statues”. Overall, this guy can do the job for this kind of music. Kyle Pavone does a good job in hitting the notes perfectly; a little too perfectly. Too much Autotune on Pavone’s voice makes the singer sound unreal. In fact, when WCAR plays live, Pavone cannot even harmonize with Stephens and takes away from the true meaning of music. However, strictly commenting on the studio version, Pavone’s vocals are spotless and give the band that sort of crisp and smooth feeling it possesses.
With the use of Autotune staggering the WCAR’s figure a hair line, the lyrics could have been much more in depth and stronger. “I Will Not Reap Destruction” and “We Are the Reasons” are the highlights when coming to lyric writing but “Dreams” and “An Ever Growing Wonder” do not attract as much attention. Though, these songs are catchy to say, the lyrics could have been more conclusive and defining to set the bands stature a little higher, but they are still a great band.
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|4.0 excellent||xTevinx | November 6th 09|
Really catchy, great breakdowns and the synth is fun.
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|2.5 average||charlie15 | October 30th 09|
was expecting worse. Catchy, maybe a little poppy. nothing near to ground breaking, singing voice can become a little annoying. all in all average
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|3.0 good||Rob Marais | February 25th 13|
Relatively respectable debut, but nothing groundbreaking. Also, clean vocals are too poppy.
|2.5 average||Im a government man | November 18th 12|
A super catchy debut album. It's a shame the next release isn't up to par with this.
|3.0 good||tjc5150 | March 28th 12|
its hard for me to rate a metalcore album since i have a real love/ hate relationship with the album...while i cant take this band seriously or hardly any band in their genre i find this an enjoyable listen but its major downfall just like other bands in their genre while its heavy (most of it is anyway) it lacks what makes metal true genuine heavy metal...everyone once in a while i'll listen to this just as a breath of fresh air amidst all the death metal. in short a light hearted cathcy enjoyable album
|1.0 awful||DinoX | December 19th 11|
Gets a 1 just because of how bad live they were. Unforgivable bullshit.
|3.0 good||c0nf1n3d | September 28th 11|
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this album. One one side, the production is great, the songwriting is cool, the vocals work, and it all around produces a cool sounding album. On the other side, sometimes the album feels TOO overproduced, the songwriting feels bland at times, the vocals seem to get questionable. Singles like "To Plant a Seed" and "Broken Statues" are great, and "To Move on Is To Grow" is their greatest song written in my opinion (included on the re-release). It's a metalcore album, simply put. I just wish that it followed some metalcore rules of having extremely catchy choruses and rely more on a band blending rather than having each section of a song showcasing another member of the band's talent.
|1.5 very poor||CordDragonzord | June 22nd 11|
It's The Devil Wears Prada with extreme auto-tune.
|3.5 great||ruggy_drumboy | April 13th 11|
this album is growing on me, awesome combo of clean and screaming vocals
|2.5 average||morganlefevre | March 28th 11|
I'm not a huge fan of this type of music. For what it is, "To Plant a Seed" does a good job. However, I find it too overproduced, as well as too few standout tracks. As far as I can tell, it's a pretty run of the mill album.
|0.0 ||mlefevre323 | March 28th 11|
I'm not a huge fan of this type of music. Too overproduced, and though it had its moments. Not a great album, but not awful. If you're into the whole metalcore scene, I guess its not too bad.
|2.5 average||mechatanner | October 8th 10|
This album was much too edited (sound FX, autotune) for my liking. too much filler for sure. compared to the Ep it wasn't great.
|3.0 good||wachooo | July 17th 10|
lacks even sub par lyrics. the lyrics on this album cost this album a lot of shit.
Some of the instrumentation is cool though.
|0.0 ||For Meatplow | June 2nd 10|
I beg for forgiveness, Gods of Hip, but I must attest to the fact that I genuinely enjoy some of To Plant a Seed's more ethereal melodies; perhaps the band would work as a far more adept unit if they took out all the "core" of their sound (at least for an EP or something similar) and worked as an "avant-pop" (instrumentally, please, the vocals need a touch of work) group? I believe so.
|3.5 great||wittwright | April 10th 10|
at first I wasn't really fond of "trance core" but then it grew on me
|2.5 average||DAVECATAZ | February 6th 10|
At first i couldn't really listen to this album. All of the string sections, over production, and "epic-ness" where just over bearing and almost comical at some points. I couldn't even hear the guitars in a few sections! And all the lines they sing about how "brotherly their brotherhood is with their fellow brothers" kind of got old after two songs. But when you get past all those things and the weak song writing, there are a few parts that get your feet moving. Which is all they're really trying to do anyways. Right?
|3.0 good||codyskidmore | January 27th 10|
Powerful, commanding lead vocals. The clean vocals are auto-tuned but aren't distracting. Every song features positive, almost inspiring lyrics. It's good to see a modern post-hardcore band NOT complaining about a past relationship or a random whore. And decent song writing skills are shown; they tend to stray away from the usual verse-chorus-verse structure. This album is definitely something to build upon.
|4.0 excellent||Kadence | November 12th 13|
|4.0 excellent||mew151 | October 30th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Ian | October 13th 13|
|3.0 good||Drubbi | October 10th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Dischi | September 26th 13|
|2.5 average||Rice303 | September 26th 13|
|3.5 great||ADR | September 15th 13|
|3.5 great||jmumf | September 10th 13|
|3.5 great||Gloczek | September 1st 13|
|3.0 good||Tywuhh | August 8th 13|
|3.5 great||Brumas | August 7th 13|
|4.5 superb||apu | August 5th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Tonive | May 24th 13|
|3.0 good||LenZ | May 20th 13|
|3.5 great||Andy | May 18th 13|
|2.5 average||TBH717 | May 6th 13|
|1.0 awful||LoganP | April 9th 13|
|4.5 superb||Urbis1 | March 24th 13|
|3.0 good|| ^_^ | March 20th 13|
|3.5 great||GSMC96 | March 2nd 13|
|2.5 average||Alexd93 | February 27th 13|
|3.5 great||CWBrown | February 25th 13|
|4.0 excellent||bwiese | February 24th 13|
|2.0 poor||mttgry | January 5th 13|
|3.0 good||boff | December 26th 12|
|2.5 average||Ecotone | December 23rd 12|
|4.0 excellent||BabyJ | November 30th 12|
|3.5 great||Zikana | November 13th 12|
|2.5 average||Kronzo | October 29th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Rideau | October 26th 12|
|3.0 good||f0rest | September 28th 12|
|3.5 great||SimGod | June 25th 12|
|5.0 classic||kab753 | June 5th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Flutt | May 24th 12|
|2.5 average||dedex | May 12th 12|
|4.0 excellent||PeriL | May 4th 12|
|1.0 awful||9MgTar | April 17th 12|
|3.5 great||Thomas | April 6th 12|
|4.0 excellent||danseku | March 28th 12|
|2.5 average||Vyndax | January 8th 12|
|3.5 great||Mosh | January 6th 12|
|3.5 great||Vano | January 2nd 12|
|3.0 good||Hawks | December 28th 11|
|3.0 good||PlanJS | November 28th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Shen | November 7th 11|
|2.5 average||xevman | October 27th 11|
|2.5 average||itzcalv | October 21st 11|
|2.5 average||mrnic3 | September 30th 11|
|3.5 great||M1d1an | September 29th 11|
|3.0 good||a2sk8 | September 24th 11|
|2.0 poor||fox | September 24th 11|
|3.0 good||vox001 | September 21st 11|
|3.5 great||Nucrus | September 18th 11|
|3.0 good||ANJ45 | September 14th 11|
|4.0 excellent||kman123 | September 4th 11|
|3.0 good||G.M.B. | August 20th 11|
|3.5 great||Tatou | August 13th 11|
|5.0 classic||Amstel | August 13th 11|
|2.0 poor||BSX | August 11th 11|
|3.5 great||Boah11 | July 22nd 11|
|2.5 average||AdamK | July 22nd 11|
|3.5 great||Chris | July 10th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Pim K | June 24th 11|
|3.5 great||CHUNK | June 21st 11|
|1.5 very poor||mcchub | June 12th 11|
|2.5 average||lucho | May 21st 11|
|2.5 average||Kulti | April 27th 11|
|4.5 superb||Bauls | April 19th 11|
|3.5 great||ludis | April 8th 11|
|5.0 classic||jose01 | April 8th 11|
|4.0 excellent||heafy27 | April 8th 11|
|3.5 great||qdgyu | March 30th 11|
|3.5 great||mullo | March 30th 11|
|1.5 very poor||JFay82 | March 23rd 11|
|1.5 very poor||NickD | February 27th 11|
|4.5 superb||eden | February 15th 11|
|4.5 superb||Eswin17 | February 13th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Virium | February 5th 11|
|2.5 average||Jaysen | February 1st 11|
|3.5 great||iGuter | January 24th 11|
|4.0 excellent||John K | January 23rd 11|
|3.0 good||Narshh | January 22nd 11|
|2.5 average||ma251 | January 16th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Tanner | January 15th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Krysten | December 13th 10|
|4.0 excellent||MrHigh | December 9th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Minou | December 9th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Joel B. | November 29th 10|
|4.5 superb||Austin | October 11th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Torgol | September 30th 10|
|3.5 great||IN64 | September 25th 10|
|4.5 superb||ZacYDG | September 14th 10|
|4.5 superb||Sadax | September 11th 10|
|2.5 average||Groink | August 13th 10|
|2.5 average||Loot | August 9th 10|
|4.0 excellent||BG | August 6th 10|
|1.5 very poor||djunior | August 2nd 10|
|4.0 excellent||UO910 | July 9th 10|
|1.0 awful||Shawn | July 5th 10|
|4.5 superb||ilbron | June 29th 10|
|2.5 average||TBliss | June 27th 10|
|3.5 great||nyc87 | June 12th 10|
|5.0 classic||Joey | June 7th 10|
|3.0 good||Seraph | April 29th 10|
|3.0 good||ArTres | April 24th 10|
|5.0 classic||Trifax | April 11th 10|
|4.0 excellent||musick | March 26th 10|
|3.5 great||quik40 | March 16th 10|
|5.0 classic||MrOsum | January 30th 10|
|3.5 great||met65 | January 21st 10|
|2.5 average||beezay | January 6th 10|
|1.5 very poor||ThePove | December 31st 09|
|3.5 great||MastaP | December 20th 09|
|3.5 great||Naenia | December 14th 09|
|2.5 average||Calum | November 23rd 09|
|2.5 average||Jips | November 21st 09|
|4.5 superb||VP245 | November 8th 09|
|2.0 poor||Mevz | November 7th 09|
|2.0 poor||mkCII | November 6th 09|
|3.5 great||James | November 2nd 09|
|2.5 average||bloc | November 1st 09|
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