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Good Core Concept Albums
A Shipwreck in the Sand

The album features a conceptual storyline, written by lead vocalist Shane Told. Prior to the release of the album, an official album website was revealed, which told the tale of a vessel which set sail to find resources, and begin a new world, but when no new land is to be found, the crew revolts and turns against their captain. The album is divided into four chapters: It Burns Within Us All (tracks 1–3), Liars, Cheaters and Thieves (tracks 4–7), Fight Fire with Fire (tracks 8–10), and Death and Taxes (tracks 11–14). Upon release of the album, it was revealed the story of the ship and its captain was just a metaphor of betrayal, similar to that faced by the protagonist in the main storyline.
This Is How the Wind Shifts

The idea of this album is how a person's life can change forever with just one event. It is the "what if" that everyone thinks about from time to time. This album is different from a typical start to finish story concept album, or an album where all the songs have a common theme. Each track has a parallel track that tells the story in a different light, what would have happened if things were different due to a single event. The song titles of each parallel track go together, forming a sentence or in some cases two words that relate to each other and to the story. Overall, the point of this album is not to prove the existence of fate, or to disprove it. It's a discussion of life, of loss, of and , of success within failure, of failure within success, of the struggle between your actions and your feelings, and how those don't always go together.
I Am Alive In Everything I Touch

I Am Alive in Everything I Touch is a conceptual album penned by lyricist and lead vocalist Shane Told. The album is split into 4 chapters: "Borealis" (North), "Austeralis" (South), "Zephyrus" (West) and "Eurus" (East). Each track’s setting is a different city that geographically falls into that region, with real life recordings of each city incorporated into the songs. Told had this to say about the album: All the city clips we recorded, the transitions, and making sure the concept really worked and told this story of loneliness despite being surrounded by so much excitement. As much as I’ve put myself out there over all the records we’ve done, there’s something more real about this one. At times I almost stopped myself and said, is this going too far? Am I going to say something I’m going to regret? And after taking a step back and a few breaks from writing, I decided I needed to do this.
4Oh, Sleeper
Son Of The Morning

The album is a concept album based on the epic battle between Satan and God. Described by Kinard, the lyrics to the title track are the Devil calling out with threats to God and the chorus to the song is God's reply. The rest of the album as follows is based on God talking to people of the earth and gathering upon angels before reaching the final track "The Finisher" wherein God prevails in banishing Satan and cuts off his horns.
5Oh, Sleeper
Children Of Fire

The concept of the album mainly focuses on the aftermath of the battle between God and Satan. It begins by continuing from the end of "The Finisher," which is the last track on their previous album Son of the Morning. "The Finisher" describes the final battle between God and Satan, and it ends in God severing the horns of Satan. Now, as the starting of the aftermath in this album, Satan's horns have fallen to the ground, and both God and Satan vanish. Now all of humanity is left wondering what happened, so the first half of the album describes everyone coming to the general consensus that God and Satan are both dead and that they have killed each other in battle; thus, now there is no fear of Hell or reward of Heaven.
6Parkway Drive
Deep Blue

Deep Blue is a concept album that follows the narrative of the protagonist realising how fucked up the society he's living in.
7Ice Nine Kills
Every Trick in the Book

Each song was heavily inspired by a work of literature.

"The Nature of the Beast" is inspired by George Orwell’s 1945 novel "Animal Farm".

“Communion of the Cursed” is inspired William Peter Blatty’s "The Exorcist".

“Bloodbath & Beyond” is inspired by Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic, "Dracula".

“The Plot Sickens” is inspired by Piers Paul Read’s 1974 book "Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors".

“Star-Crossed Enemies” is inspired by William Shakespeare’s popular play ""Romeo and Juliet"".

“Me, Myself & Hyde” is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde".

“Alice” is inspired by Beatrice Sparks' 1971 novel "Go Ask Alice".

“The People in the Attic” is inspired by "The Diary of Anne Frank".

“Tess-Timony” is inspired by Thomas Hardy’s "Tess of the d'Urbervilles".

“Hell in the Hallways” is inspired by Stephen King’s 1974 novel "Carrie".
8Jamie's Elsewhere
They Said a Storm Was Coming

The idea behind "They Said A Storm Was Coming" is to create a narrative revolving around a fictional tale of a 19th century voyager/mapmaker who becomes stranded at sea, and faces many challenges in his endeavors to escape.
9Loathe (UK)
The Cold Sun

The Cold Sun is a concept record; a compelling 35 minute long meandering into the depths of a dark, post-apocalyptic tale. The record follows the adjacent timeline of two protagonists (A & B), who exist during a dystopian future, stricken by tragedy and the ever looming apocalypse

Integral is a concept album based in the psychological theory of spiral dynamics. The theory of spiral dynamics is set up in different levels and tiers. The colors are represented on the album cover, and the songs themselves also match up with the colors. While the two instrumentals, "I" and "Ikigai," do not match up to a set color, the other nine songs match up in order. The album questions how fundamental differences in humanity come about, and how we, as the human race, can overcome them.
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