I'm back with another review. Which I know most of you will probably avoid. But I can't help but share this album. Which I heard through a recommendation of a who is now a new friend. And now let the reviewing begin.
Lyrics |9.5|: What makes me happy is that this band is not a preachy about their beliefs. Sure they maybe labeled as Christian metalcore. But the lyrics do not really reflect faith often. Sure some of the songs seem to at least imply. But that's as far it goes. Which makes me happy
Instrumental |10|: The instrumental delivers. Comfort Betrays has one of the best guitar solos I've ever heard. And they also create this ambiance that's pretty relaxing. And soothing. Yet very brutal at the same time ( YAY DICHOTOMIES!). But it's the truth.
Vocals |10|: The screaming and clean vocals are very good. Tim's screaming isn't typical. And neither is Josh's vocals. They both go hand and hand with each other. And work with the themes of the songs.
Production |10|: Nothing is overdone( I'm looking at you Welcome to the Black Parade) . Like tweaks to vocals that would seem impossible. I judge with this because. There are bands I'd like to see live. And one of things I look for with the album is to at least resemble how they sound live. Because I will not waste money for some crap show where a band fails to deliver live. And nothing seems overdone and the vocals do not feel so impossible that it'd ruin seeing a band like this live ( I'm pointing at you Atreyu)
What became the final product(not the overall) |9|: Everything is pretty sweet. But the filler songs really are pointless. And that's what drops the score.
Overall |9.7|: This album was actually nominated for a Grammy for a reason. And it's deserving of winning in my eyes. But if Soulja Boy gets a Grammy for Best Rap Song the Grammys will be completely disregarded in my eyes as a true awards show.