I’ve never understood the overall hype surrounding this band and their growing popularity. “The Black” is an ok album at best, it doesn’t stand out against many other albums in metalcore, and it’s not even as captivating as some of the band’s earlier material. Granted, there are some good songs to lose your shit to, and are great for live atmospheres, but not a whole lot of this album grabbed my attention. It tries too hard with a song like “The Lost Souls”, but all that did was stand out for all the wrong reasons. In all honesty, the band should have just stuck to their electronica and breakdowns formula, it was simple, tidy and I knew where I stood with it.
For The Fans Of: We Came As Romans, Of Mice & Men, Bring Me The Horizon
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