Lost Verses review by The Red Shore

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  • Released: May 9, 2009
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.2 (17 votes)
The Red Shore: Lost Verses

Sound — 9
A year after the release of Unconsecrated, The Red Shore are back with more Deathcore, but this time, the mixing was done very very well. This created a more entertaining album to boost through car stereo's and bash items with. Lost Verses is a very successfully created album. The guitars are perfect on this album, with more complicating rhythms that get listeners dancing to the best of breakdowns. This clears most metalcore influences from the previous record, giving more complicated Deathcore riffs. These riffs can be heard just a little less than the smashing palm muting skills. A new thing to this album are the little leads that are sharp and clear throughout songs. The album starts off fast and heavy with the first two songs, The Valentines Day Massacre and Sink Or Swim, and never looks back. Black metal influences are strong in the album, especially the song I Only Smile When You're Bleeding. The intro is eerie and effective, creating the greatest song on the album. The drums are even quicker than the last album, and the bass is heard finally, bringing Lost Verses to a level reached by few albums. Every song is complex, heavy, and fast which just blows the listeners mind! Very well done The Red Shore did on this compilation.

Lyrics — 7
The lyrics are again written very well, but not as well as the last album. Jamie Hope again delivers with his mix of shouts, growls, and other angry screams that have a range in octaves. This shows the complete skills of the band, from the singer to the bassist and all around. The only problem is if played for too long; this album WILL give headaches, as Jamie clearly gave it his all here!

Overall Impression — 8
Compared to their last album, The Red Shore delivered a clear message with Lost Verses, and that is they are not messing around. This album has given me more respect from the Australian band. With influences sounding like a heavier Bring Me The Horizon, Cradle Of Filth, and even some sludge metal, you cannot go wrong with purchasing this album. It goes out to any person interested in Deathcore, or just looking for a heavy album to blast through stereos! The greatest songs happen to be I Only Smile When You're Bleeding, Sink Or Swim, and Pulling Teeth. This album is a must have!

4 comments sorted by best / new / date

    I like how they used damo's vocals (tracked for pre-production) on the Unconcecrated and only recorded new vocal tracks for songs which didn't have vocals yet. The whole approach to that album showed great respect from the band to damo. With the lost verses they re-recorded old songs and changed some stuff. But damo is kind of out of the picture, while he was the one who was there when these songs were written. I find that a bit weird. Still, this album is killer!
    BFMV-ROCKZZ wrote: The reason why it sounds like deathcore is because the majority was written when they were deathcore, but then they progressed haha.
    isn't this why half this board bashes JFAC?
    ""smashing palm muting skills"" ?? Haha you've obviously never heard any other genre but hardcore in your day if you think palm mutes are amazing. Great band though, but a douche review.
    Robbert Fable
    i dont get it, this album is the worst thing they've put out. and i love this band. its not how they play it or sing it. its just recorded really really badly. way to bassy and distorted. jamie hope does too many lows not enough highs. i dont get how their ep was recorded better then a full length.