Review: Blessthefall – Awakening

Rated:

3/5

Blessthefall’s third full-length album feels like a band transitioning towards a future it’s still de?ning. More direct and commercial tracks such as “40 Days…” and “Bones Crew” do away with many of the typical metalcore trappings—especially the screamed vocals—but retain plenty of power and punch, while the anthemic album closer “Meet Me at the Gates,” weighing in at seven minutes-plus, takes the Phoenix quintet con?dently into epic territory. Too much of Awakening, however, is marked by same-sounding guitar and drum patterns and dynamic shifts that showcase the group’s tight, precision playing but scream for variety. Solid, but we’re betting the fourth time’s the charm. GARY GRAFF


  • Jason

    This CD is horrendous.  I am a HUGE BTF fan and this CD proves that they are not immune to the genericness running rampant in this genre.  The riffs and breakdowns Lack imagination, the constant whiny vocals of beau are now a downfall of the band, which was a plus for them in Witness.  Jared’s screams seem so immature compared to past efforts.  The lyrics just flat SUCK.  Sad day for any BTF fan, who aren’t sheep.  HUGE LETDOWN

    • jason is a fag

      bullshit. dont hate cuz you can’t be famous as them

      • Jason

        You are a tool.  Seriously.  Sheep, and a Hipster.  Get a life.

        • Meh

          kill yourself

    • jason is a fag

      bullshit. dont hate cuz you can’t be famous as them

    • Mr. Tanner

      I’m guessing your a Mabbit fan. Personally i hate the guy.. 2 bands are better off since he has left (blessthefall & The Word Alive) and Escape The Fate is now 2x as gay with him in it..

    • Anon

      I’ve seen this EXACT same post in 3 other places. Get a life dude. If you like the music cool. But taking time to wander around the internet to bag on an album is really immature. One day you will grow out of this and realize just how stupid you were when you were an idiot kid, borderline obsessive on dumb ideas.

  • Jason S my D

    this cd is awesome, its just like Beau said, Witness on steriods. Haters, gonna hate.. losers.

  • Mechatanner

    personally, can’t get into the screams as much here as their last.
    However: as a whole the band does come across as more focused. I guess the next album will be the real thing to watch for..

  • Mechatanner

    personally, can’t get into the screams as much here as their last.
    However: as a whole the band does come across as more focused. I guess the next album will be the real thing to watch for..

  • Mechatanner

    personally, can’t get into the screams as much here as their last.
    However: as a whole the band does come across as more focused. I guess the next album will be the real thing to watch for..