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CD review ESCAPE THE FATE "I am Human"

Veröffentlicht am 27. März 2018 von Markus W. in Escape The Fate, News, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore, CD Review, Eleven Seven Music, Post-Hardcore

CD review ESCAPE THE FATE "I am Human"

(6/10) "I am Human" is Escape The Fate's 6th longplayer. The album will be released on March 30st which means that fans had to wait a bit longer since the release day was moved by a few weeks. However, here it is.

"I am Human" is slightly different. "Empire", unveiled as a video a while ago, gave already a first indication of what to expect. The band from Pahrump, Nevada always added a solid portion of melody to their postcore/metalcore songs, but this time the go one step further. Elements of pop music found their way into most of the songs on "I am Human", with synthesisers that are close to the edge of becoming cheesy. "Broken Heart" is such a song that has the bigger masses in focus and "Resistance" is more of a friendly 'No' rather than real 'resistance'.

Last but not least there is an acoustic ballad on the tracklist. "If Only" is the title of the distracting track that immediately brings up the question of why this song ends up on an album of a former post-hardcore band. 

Some better moment, even though still being far away from post-hardcore, are the heavy "Digging My Own Grave" and harder "Recipe For Disaster". "Riot" is not too bad either and reflects the sleaze influences in a dominant way. 

With having all this in mind I can't give more than points to an album that includes songs that are a bit too much mainstream-based. I can't get rid of a thinking that commercial success was steering too much and that's why the band played safe with "I am Human".

 

(6/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Beautifully Tragic
  2. Broken Heart
  3. Four Letter Word
  4. I Will Make It Up to You
  5. Bleed for Me
  6. Do You Love Me?
  7. I Am Human
  8. If Only
  9. Empire
  10. Recipe for Disaster
  11. Riot
  12. Digging My Own Grave
  13. Resistance
  14. Let Me Be

 

Label: Eleven Seven Music

Genre: Melodic Metalcore

Release Date EU: March 30st, 2018

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CD review FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH "Decade of Destruction"

Veröffentlicht am 1. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Decage of Destruction, Five Finger Death Punch, 5FDP, FFDP, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Nu Metal, Eleven Seven Music

CD review FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH "Decade of Destruction"

(*/10) Right before Christmas and perfectly synced with the current European tour Five Finger Death Punch ships a “Best of…” album to the record stores. “A Decade of Destruction” comprises 16 songs, covering one decade of modern metal from California. 5FDP premiered in 2007 with a longplayer entitled “The Way of the Fist”; a disc that included “The Bleeding” which is part of this compilation too. Next to this rearview the record also includes songs from the latest album and everything in-between.

In order to also add something extra for true fans of the band the guys recorded two new songs for this album. “Trouble” is the opener and it’s a pushing metal track that comes with a melodic chorus, a heavy riff and a pounding drum-line. 5FDP recently faced quite some trouble with a negative peak during the show in Tilburg. This new song feels like a coming to terms with this experience, starting a next 5FDP chapter.

It’s “Gone Away” which is the other new song, following the opener. The band kept this number in a moderate pace. A melancholic vibe is embedded, shifting the sound more towards alternative metal. The tune is slowly building up towards the chorus but stays in the general pattern of a dark rock song that has some hit potential.

“A Decade of Destruction” is a typical “Best of…” album that at least adds some extra by two new songs that are probably interesting for fans of Five Finger Death Punch.

 

(*/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Trouble (new song)
  2. Gone Away (new song)
  3. Lift Me Up
  4. Wash It All Away
  5. Bad Company
  6. Under And Over It
  7. Wrong Side Of Heaven
  8. House Of The Rising Sun
  9. I Apologize
  10. The Bleeding
  11. Jekyll And Hyde
  12. Remember Everything
  13. Coming Down
  14. My Nemesis
  15. Battle Born
  16. Far From Home

 

Label: Eleven Seven Music

Genre: Modern Metal

Release Date EU: December 1st, 2017

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