Alot of people are thrown off by the clean emo style vocals, and even more claim this is a masterpiece, I myself am of the latter.. this album is nothing shy of amazing.
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