Let me just start by saying that I was unaware of what to expect when listening to this album. The band’s first release (Someday Came Suddenly) was what I believed to be somewhat of a generic attempt at pulling another metalcore album out of a band’s ass just to sell more merch to scene kids. Needless to say I am happy that this album proved me wrong.
Attack Attack has, what I believe, matured in their metal career. Each song on the album takes on a life of its own, and each member does their part to make each song flow flawlessly. They have picked up their singing game as well, most songs (if not all of them) have a melodic singing tune. This blends extremely well with the sick guitar riffs, as well as the blast beating breakdowns.
One thing I really enjoy in metal music is the use of synthesizers/keyboards, there is no slacker on the bands part when it comes to this. Some bands I have listened to can at times go overboard on the electronics, but I feel that they really hit the mark on this issue.
Speaking of electronic nonsense… If you’re like me you can really get into techno, apparently this band agrees. On their 4th track “Shut Your Mouth,” the group pumps out a 100% techno song. All in all I think it ties into the group’s overall vibe very well.
All in all I think the album had a very incredible impact on how people view them. I look forward to what this band will be up to in the future!