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Walls Of Jericho / American Dream, The
Album:American Dream, The Collection:General
Artist:Walls Of Jericho Added:10/2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-08-23 Pull Date:2009-10-25 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:30 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 29, 2009:Bloodstains Across Atherton - Surreal Cage Match
Famous Last Words
2.Aug 28, 2009:Connecting Dots
Ii The Prey

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-08-19 
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.
(((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!

Track Listing
1.The New Ministry 7.A Long Walk Home
2.Ii The Prey 8.Iii Shock Of The Century
3.The American Dream 9.Discovery Of The Jones
4.Feeding Frenzy 10.Standing On Paper Slits
5.I The Hunter 11.Night Of The Thousand Torches
6.Famous Last Words 12.The Slaughter Begins