Sound — 7
If you're into good rockin' metalcore, then you will like The Caitiff Choir by It Dies Today. Complete with shrieking vocals, crunching guitar riffs, and some mad snare drumming, this album is heavy and most of all, full of good headbangin' music. Their sound is similar to bands like Unearth and Trivum, but with some good elements of hardcore aswell. If you're into breakdowns, this CD has plenty of them.
Lyrics — 8
I like this lyrics a lot on this album. They're abstract and well thought out. They have some good meaning to them, on a range of topics. Some songs talk about random things, but some focus on specific themes and messages. All in all, the lyrics are not bad at all. The vocals are good aswell. The singer has a weird scream, kind of a mix between black metal and hardcore, and I like it. His singing voice is really good aswell, very similar sounding to the vocalist from Trivium. The contrast between singing and screaming is good, and keeps many of the songs fresh and interesting.
Overall Impression — 8
Not a bad album. One of the better metalcore albums out there at the moment. Has a few off moments, where some songs become a bit repetitive, but otherwise a very good listen. The tracks to check out are "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident," "Naenia" and "A Threnody For Modern Romance." Overall, a good album to listen to if you like metalcore or hardcore. Certainly not the best, but one of the better ones.