Sound — 8
With the 2006 release of Imago, The Butterfly Effect knew what it felt like to be in the spotlight. The album hit Number 2 on the ARIA Album Charts and sold over 35, 000 copies, making the album gold status. After the next 2 years of hard touring, the band has released it's new CD titled The Final Conversation of Kings. From past albums The Butterfly Effect's sound has changed, from the nu-metal genre to hard-rock and now possibly just rock. But this band doesn't belong in a genre because no other band have a unique sound so far like they do. The band has moved from the passionate sound from Imago to the new more mainstream sound in Final Conversation of Kings. The band has matured from it's debut album in 2003 titled Begins Here. This is also the first time we have heard trumpets in their music, which shows maturity as a band. Some songs sound similar to songs from their previous album Imago, which is the perfect mixture between metal and rock.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics on the album compare to their previous album Imago. The passion Clint puts into his singing is amazing. Any lyrics could sound good when Clint sings it. His soft, fragile voice leaves the listener guessing whether he will roar in the chorus or stick to his quiet-self. The artwork and theme of the album suits the lyrical structure of each song. We can also hear maturing in Clint's vocals and lyrics. Just put on the music and listen in awe to his gentle voice.
Overall Impression — 7
In my opinion, The Butterfly Effect is a one of a kind band. Their unique take on rock makes the band stand alone. The CD booklet full of lyrics and artwork relating the 'King' theme is a bonus. Like their other albums, you would have to listen to the album a couple of times and sooner or later it will grow on you. All the songs blend in together to make this album a very impressive third album from a very hardworking Australian band. Songs like Worlds on Fire and Window and the Watcher do stand out, but no songs sound different and break their sound genre. Final Conversation of Kings is a good album from the band and shows maturity in their music direction. Worth buying and listening to.