Welcome Home Armageddon review by Funeral for a Friend

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  • Released: Mar 14, 2011
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.2 (58 votes)
Funeral for a Friend: Welcome Home Armageddon

Sound — 10
If the world ends next year, then Welcome Home Armageddon will be used as the soundtrack to our Armageddon (pun intended) This is easily FFAF heaviest and fastest album to date. It is also their best album. Everything from the guitars to the drums and vocals is loud, powerful and chaotic! Kris Coombs-Roberts and Gavin Burroug, both do an exceptional job on the guitars with some powerful riffs With drummer Ryan Richards back doing all the screamed vocals, something which we haven't heard a lot of since Casually Dressed... all the way back in 2003.

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics fit the album perfectly, but because everything is crafted so well the lyrics fall into place. The lyrics carry some personal emotion and passion, as you've come to expect from FAFF, but also with a hint more aggression. Matthew Davies sounds as good as he ever did. (no surprise there).

Overall Impression — 10
Perhaps some of you thought that 2008's Memory And Humanity just didn't cut it, or perhaps 05's Hours wasn't as memorable, same for 07's Tales Don't Tell Themselves. If that's the case, then your faith in FAFF will be renewed once this album has passed its way through your ears. From opener(s) "This Side Of Brightness"/"Old Hymns", to the closing title-track, this is a star-stellar album and possibly the best album you'll hear all year! Standout's include: Sixteen, Damned If You Do, Dead If You Don't. Owls( Are Watching), and Man Alive. I Highly recommend this to anyone who loves FFAF, or amazing music in general!

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    MetallicStrat8 wrote: mb889 wrote: guyZ its em0 bcuz of all teh screemo duh!!!!!1! your stupid arnt you not all bands that scream are emo, look at as i lay dying not emo metalcore, destroy the runner not emo metalcore, most bands that scream are metalcore like A7X an BFMV, FFAF are post-hardcore, an with what you said ur saying bands like TRUSTcompany and chevelle are emo cause they scream in a lot of thiere songs, no theyre hard rock so get eductaed before you talk
    Screamo is an over-used word these days. Which is a shame, because there are and were some good bands out there in that genre. This album is not a post-hardcore album. I'd go for post-metalcore, given the riffs, chugging and guitar melodies. The only thing which has been directly hardcore influenced are Matt's vocals.