Sound — 10
This band is incredible, by far my favorite band of all time. I live on the same street as the lead guitarist and drummer, so I have known them for quite some time, I have seen them go through so many differint sounds and genres, and I must say, this is the most melodic and heavy sound and by far their best. Just incredible stuff.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are one of my favorite parts of this album and this band. Arif (bass and vocals) just knows how to write amazing lyrics. He has such a great mind and way to make people think. Everytime I hear these words from the strong pipes of Rody Walker, I get a differint meaning from them. There are so many metaphors and differint ways to look at it. Amazing work. Standout tracks for me (lyrics aswell as music) would be Blindfolds Aside, A Plateful Of Our Dead, Nautical, She Who Mars The Skin Of Gods and The Divine Suicide Of K.
Overall Impression — 10
This album can be compared to some other bands, but in a very small portion. Protest the Hero has a very orignial and diverse sound to their music. They take elements of Metal, Punk and the Hardcore scene that is being praised right now. When I listen to these tracks, some bands that come to mind would be Iron Maiden for their incredible harmonized riffing, which is my favorite part of PTH, the guitarwork is just incredible, as a guitarist, I must say, these guys know how to write incrdibly hard tough songs. My favorite band of all time.