- Audio CD (June 5 2012)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: FAB
- ASIN: B0001CNQVC
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #153,023 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|3. Better Days|
|4. Precious Lie|
|5. Washed-Out World|
|6. Living Nightmare|
|7. Soul Engraved|
|8. Gone Forever|
|9. Judge The Blood|
When I first heard God Forbid, it was some of their older more raw stuff. It was great, brutal and powerfull.. but I could not expect this album to be as great as it is.. "Washed Out World"
or "Precious Lie" are good examples of the emo style vocals added and they fit perfectly in this band. Raw, brutal, blazing guitar solos, solid drums and bass and some of the best hardcore vocals make this band one of the top hardcore/metalcore/whatever bands in the world.. And it takes something special in a band to draw my attention, if you like this band check out Lamb of God, Norma Jean, or even Killswitch Engage
That being said, I have a couple of problems with this album. First, I could have really done without the clean vocals. Yet, this is more of a problem with modern metal core than God Forbid. A vocalist should not croon unless they really have the voice for it. Unfortunately, none of the guys in God Forbid have a good emo core voice and the clean vocals just come up short.
Secondly, I think the album chugs a bit at points. Basically there is a little much Nu-Metal bland riffing as opposed to clear metal core riffing. This is really nitpicking though.
Now, for the good points of the album this album does present some solid distorted vocals that really jump out of your speaker. Furthermore, there is some real quality in the music, consisting of some solid breakdown riffing, good solos, and thundering bass/drums.
The album probably deserves a higher rating than 3 but it does not distinguish itself from typical metal core enough to warrant a higher rating. I do however recommend purchasing this album especially since you can get it for around 12 to 13 bucks. I enjoy listening to it at night while web surfing or working on papers.