|Walls Of Jericho / American Dream, The|
|Add Date:||2009-08-23|| ||Pull Date:||2009-10-25|| ||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||30 Aug|
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
Actually listenable and memorable metalcore. It probably helps that they play chords other than a low, open E and can sing more about “you’re my enemy/you broke my heart” etc. While this is a bit polished and basic it still has a decent amount of character and idenity to it which is rare in their chosen style. Lots of big riffs, pissed off female vocals, gang choruses and thudding drums. Gets the job done for the most part. |
(((1))) Slow piano intro, big build up with chug-chug riffs and a TON of gang chorus. Very posi-lyrics.
((((2)))) Fast metalcore and “typical” of W.o.J. style, very aggressive and in your face with all pistons firing.
(((3))) (TOO MANY FCCS-AVOID!)
(((4))) Slick “Headbanger’s Ball” ready metalcore. Not bad but sorta generic even for a band that’s been at this since ’98.
(((5))) Pretty strong & hard hitting both vocally & guitar-wise. Strong Slayer influence.
((((6))))) Fast, raging yet anthemic, bassy and posi-metalcore steeped in the East Coast Straight Edge tradition. Point yer fingers to the sky!
((((7))) Another fast one with off-kilter breakdowns, aggressive & a little clean vocals. Reminds me of a less-wanky Arch Enemy.
((8)) Overkill of bad pinch harmonics, not so good gang/call & response choruses.
((((9)))) Rather heavy opening riffs, more hardcore meets thrash metal gang chorus laden. Pretty good drumming, too.
(((((10))))) (FCC “Fuck” sung once). Vocal-centered opening then fast & very aggressive metallic thrasher with lots of good riffing.
(((11))) Standard but ok fast, metalcore with varied riffing. Not bad but a little off-putting.
((12)) Soft ballad with piano & mellow vocals (!?). Nice to see they a range but your Walls of Jericho & NOT Nightwish!