Sound — 9
Ok here we go, I believe that ABRB is a great band. They are so talented in every way. The drummer is probably one of the best I have ever heard. Ever (for those of you who do not believe it the double bass part in "my fears become phobias" is real, and is played at 260 bpm. I have seen them live and watched him do it). Just the way they play thir wusic will blow any metal fan away. Insane double-bass, and blastbeats that will make you go crazy. Guitar parts that are generic yet catchy, and sick breakdowns that will make you want to fight somebody.
Lyrics — 9
Well I really like the way the lead singer uses his voice to the music. Because honestly, if this band was to try to play the music they play now with another vocalist who sounds different it would not sound good. The lead singer has a great scream, even though at times is might sound a little dry and sound like he's trying to hard, it really matches the music well.
Overall Impression — 10
I really would not know who to compare ABRB to. Even though they might have some songwriting problems, and might be a very generic band, I believe that they are also very different, in the way that I have heard no other band that sounds like them. To me, "Hester Prynee" is a song that basically takes everything this band is and puts it all together. Technical riffs, sick breakdowns, great vocals, and amazing drumming. I would definitly reccomend this album to anybody who loves metal.