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07:53 AM on 04/01/13
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Instrumentally, this album really blew me away.
Sykes, however, was very weak lyrically and after a while, his singing got very predictable.
07:53 AM on 04/01/13
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"And the Snakes Start to Sing" is the best song this band's ever written.
08:11 AM on 04/01/13
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Wonderful review, really well written.

Given that I actively dislike metalcore, but am appreciative of most heavy music, should I check this out?

Half of it isn't even metalcore so you should give it a try. I think it's the first BMTH album i enjoyed front to back. Surprisingly good album besides Anti-Vist and Crooked Young. And The Snakes Start To Sing and Deathbeds (bonus) are the best songs so far.
08:19 AM on 04/01/13
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Up until the last album I hated this band, I didn't listen to the last album but there was a song or 2 I heard where I thought "this is alright".

This album is possibly my favourite so far this year. A band going in a very good and interesting direction which a lot of bands don't seem to be doing right now.
08:40 AM on 04/01/13
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Up until the last album I hated this band, I didn't listen to the last album but there was a song or 2 I heard where I thought "this is alright".

This album is possibly my favourite so far this year. A band going in a very good and interesting direction which a lot of bands don't seem to be doing right now.
Check out the last one if you liked this that much. It's not as far-removed from their beginnings as this, but it's got several great tracks.
08:41 AM on 04/01/13
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Anyone else hear Casting Such a Thin Shadow in the beginning of Hospital For Souls?
a friend of mine heard a bit of "returning empty handed" on the same track...there's a bit of UO scattered here and there
08:46 AM on 04/01/13
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Someone once mentioned about how there's that Underoath sound in the album (besides the LP/Chester ones haha) and yeah I agree, starting to hear them here and there.
Definitely an UO influence throughout
08:47 AM on 04/01/13
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I really like the album and it contains alot of the bands best yet BUT whats the deal with Oli being so hateful (lyrically speaking) of faith/religion? I am personally agnostic so I dont mind lyrics challenging religion but lines like;

"Fuck your faith, no ones gonna save you
Fuck your faith"

"Show me a sign, show me a reason to give
A solitary fuck about your god damn beliefs
I'm going blind, but one thing's clear
Death is the only salvation you'll feel"

"What you call faith, I call a sorry excuse"

"So when you die, the only kingdom you'll see—
Is two-foot wide and six feet deep!"

are just too much at times IMO. Its like the main theme lyrically on at least half of the record unfortunately. Just wish it was more varied more than anything.
I wouldn't necessarily consider his lyrics to be attacking the actual institute of religion rather more so attacking an individual (informally) whose actions are misguided by the beliefs and ways of common religion- or even towards people who say that they have religion in their life but portray no sense of living in holiness and righteously. I love his lyrics in regards to the struggles he has with religion and those involved- it is, to me, the flip side of the coin with the religious struggles you hear from bands like Manchester Orchestra, Anberlin and All Get Out.
08:48 AM on 04/01/13
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Great review and amazing album. Once they take over the states- it'll probably land them the great honor of being Alt Press' band of the year haha
09:20 AM on 04/01/13
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Never thought I'd dig a BMTH record but I actually really like this. Especially the opener.
09:24 AM on 04/01/13
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Wonderful review, really well written.

Given that I actively dislike metalcore, but am appreciative of most heavy music, should I check this out?
I'd say it's a wee bit different.

From the songs I've listened to, it's less chugga-chugga, and more experimental in the electronic department.

This is coming from a usual non-fan of metal-ey stuff.
09:55 AM on 04/01/13
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'Sleepwalking' is the biggest sounding song they've ever written. Well written review Drew but I think there's been flashes of this coming since Suicide Season. The last part of Chelsea Smile, the explored sound on the title track and The Sadness Will Never End. I think it has all been a progression and they've finally hit the point where Oli is confident enough to sing himself and they're all the better for it. Although I don't like 'Antivist', I do agree that it injects some pace back in to the album and though it's a misstep, it might be a needed one. Their next will be interesting at least.

It's just a shame that people will still have the attached association of the band not being respected and a bit of a joke and won't give this a chance. Or that their younger fanbase won't appreciate this album for the improved songwriting, musicianship and huge stride in progression.
10:32 AM on 04/01/13
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I saw the potential in There Is A Hell, but the breakdown/deathcore-ish moments just felt like lazy writing and pandering to their expected audience to me. But so far this sounds like the real deal.
10:59 AM on 04/01/13
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Good review, but I'm not a big fan of this one. It has a couple of tracks that show promising progression, but most of it boils down to the same tired nu metalcore they've been doing.
11:14 AM on 04/01/13
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Is it just me, or does anyone else think Oli sounds kind of like the guy in Linkin Park during Empires (Let Them Sing) when he screams "You live like a house in a hurricane?"

I feel like I hear a lot of Nu-Metal influence, used in a way that I definitely enjoy.

I don't listen to metalcore all that much anymore, but this is worthy of the praise, and is currently my favorite album to go into the gym and crush weights with.

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