Hold Your Breath Review

artist: Embodyment date: 04/03/2007 category: compact discs
Embodyment: Hold Your Breath
Release Date: Oct 9, 2001
Label: Tooth & Nail
Genres: Heavy Metal
Number Of Tracks: 10
While it is obvious Embodyment is looking for more of a widespread fan base that just would not come to be within the restrictive boundaries hardcore places upon itself, Hold Your Breath fails to meet expectations.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 10
Hold Your Breath Reviewed by: ad4mZX, on april 03, 2007
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Sound: Embodyment is a band that formed in 1993 as a metal band, far ahead of its time in terms of heaviness. Years later, they changed their sound to a more hard rock/alternative sound, also ahead of their time. The Hold Your breath was one of three albums that had a softer sound, and it is far under appreciated. I feel compelled to write a review about it, as it is the best album I've heard in a long time. Their sound would be considered unique today, back then if it had recieved more attention they might be considered pioneers in modern hard rock. The instruments sync well with the singer, and everything flows well together. Unfortunately, the band broke up in 2003, erasing any hope they had of making it big. // 10

Lyrics: Upon first listening, you might think that this album sounds like something from a Tooth and Nail Records artist. That is, they are Christian and positive but they aren't a worship band. They are skilled at songwriting and have a vocalist who can both sing well and scream well (the latter only in earlier albums). // 10

Overall Impression: I honestly can't think of any artist to compare this album to, it is so unique yet sounds so natural and flows well. There are no filler tracks here, every song is as good as the next. They manage to keep the songs very catchy while not putting emphasis on the chorus or repeating small parts too much. Embodyment has a great sense of musical form and knows exactly where to put which riffs where to fit the vocals. I am usually a tough reviewer, but this album deserves 10's all across the board. // 10

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