Sound — 7
"Miracle" is the seventh studio album from the band, Nonpoint. The album contains thirteen tracks, one is a cover of Pantera ("5 Minutes Alone"). The album was produced by the singer from Mudvayne (Chad Gray), and guitarist (Greg Tribbett). The song, "Miracle", including a second voice in the background, which is that of Chad Gray. The song, "Lucky # 13", includes a hidden track, "Dead Soul". The record label's 954 Records. On this album you can notice a big influence on Nonpoint marketing. At the sound, we can say in general is good, but just good. The recording quality is just good, plus the sound is influenced by marketing, getting a different sound than the original Nonpoint. Nonpoint has abandoned the Alternative metal and Nu metal, to become something more commercial. We can feel the sound is much more Hard Rock. Everything, even the voice of Elias Soriano has changed to be something more commercial. The production by Chad Gray, has changed completely Nonpoint. Generate, sound quality good, but the fact of moving to a more commercial side, we subtract many points.
Lyrics — 7
The weight change of gender in Nonpoint has also fallen into the lyrics. Now, it is much easier, it is also too simple and easy to understand, in addition to talking about things that do not give much thought. This is due to the commercialization of the album. Elias Soriano's voice is affected as well, now only sings in a very clean (like a Hard Rock band). In general, marketing has also affected the album's lyric and the singer's voice. The only best thing is that the background vocals of Chad Gray in "Miracle", is very powerful, as Chad Gray is a great vocalist for a band of Nu metal or Alternative metal.
Overall Impression — 5
The overall impression this album gives us, after having heard the other Nonpoint albums, leaves us with a very bad taste. The change that has occurred in this album is really overwhelming. Nonpoint genre has been known to change very fast, there's no doubt, but what they wanted was a new album of authentic Nonpoint. If we wanted, we could compare this album with Hard Rock group. Nonpoint has left the alternative, to be more commercial, something that fans do not appreciate much. Good songs you can name, "Miracle", "Shadow" and "Frontlines". Take very good this album is difficult, it is best to have a good connoisseur of alternative music, such as Chad Gray, but has worsened the album. Overall, the album is good for who is a fan of the music business these days, but for a fan of alternative music, is an insult. In general, a group that has gone into marketing.