Sound — 10
36 Crazyfists are a band that over the past year I have grown very fond of. There sound is, I have to say, some of the best out their. "the Tide And it's Takers" is the best sounding album to date. it's a album that has broken out of their usual liner ways. The band has matured and have found a very stable sound which can bring a tear to your eye or just make you want to mosh till your back breaks. The Bass, Guitar and drumming is a standard up from what it used to be. This is present in the songs "The Tide And it's Takers", "Only a Year or so" and "Absent Are The Saints". From the slow acoustic guitars to their metalcore roots the whole album isn't far off perfect. The only complaint is that I can see someone getting a bit bored of a few of the songs very quickly
Lyrics — 9
Brock Lindow is one of the finest singer on the scene at the moment. "The Tide And it's Takers" really shows this. Out of the whole band I really think Brock deserves the most credit. his voice has got deeper and more (again) mature. He brings this out in the songs "Absent are the saints" and "The Back Harlow Road". The lyrics are tasteful and suit 36CF very well, for example "Only A Year Or So" (which is my favorite song) the contrast between such a heart wenching subject of being away from home and going to war and then it to break it up with harsh machine gun beat makes this one of the most lyrically perfect song on the album. Th only problem is some of the songs lyrics are very predictable.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall I love this album. It really brings about the emotion and feelings from the bottom of my soul but at the same time just makes me want to see them live. The best thing about this album is how Brock has matured in a lyrical sense and how his voice has changed, not too much but in a way that makes me want to just go and see them live again. In my opinion this album is up there with "Bitterness The Star", every 36CH fan and too be fan with love this album.