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!