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Sometimes, a band needs to shake things up to stimulate themselves and their fans, all the while retaining the signature sonic hallmarks that have defined their sound. For their fifth album, Killswitch Engage, Massachusetts pioneers Killswitch Engage took calculated risks and traversed a different route, going outside their comfort zones. The choice yielded impressive, incredible results. None ... Read more in Amazon's Killswitch Engage Store

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  • Audio CD (13 May 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Roadrunner UK
  • ASIN: B000065894
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,837 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Sept. 2004
Format: Audio CD
All I have to say about this album is....well no words can describe it. This is one of the finest albums RoadRunner Records have released in a long while. The vocals range from angry screams and growls to amazing singing. Jesse (vocals) has got the voice to take this band far...but its a shame that he couldn't. the new singer Howard...yea hes good .... but hes no Jesse.
The guitars on this album are very good, thrashing out all sorts of riffs and squeels. The drumming goes so well with the whole sound, offbeat sumtimes and pure speed at other times. A real great blend.
Stand out tracks are, well....all of them, i realy can't say what my favourites are, all the songs are amazing in their own way. You must buy this album to agree with me, if u already have it then you must know what Im goin on about. I cant give 6 stars tho so im havin to give 5. BUY IT !!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "tykingfanatic" on 25 Jun. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Suprisingly a guitar band out of the States who don't do the 'Nu-metal' thing. Which is great, in fact. Killswitch combine Fear Factory, Slipknot, Machine Head and Metallica. Ok, that's quite a few bands but these guys can play. The songs do tend to follow a similar pattern; pounding riffs followed by a beautifully observed melodic chorus or bridge section; but that's not a bad thing. In other words they strip paint yet soar to highs which are extremely uncommon in most of todays metal outfits. Jesse D. Leach's vocal are pretty damn good; think Corey from Slipknot then Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam. This guy has range, and then some. Naturally there are fillers on the album but if you're kinda bored with the Limp Bizkits of this world then Killswitch will blow your socks off. Special mention to band member Adam Dutkiewicz who produced and engineered the album, and I daresay wrote a good deal of the music too. Great stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Wheeler on 6 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Once you really get into Killswitch Engage it's kinda hard to turn back. I bought this album on the strength of just one song, but find myself now loving all of them. With this album I taught myself to thrash and roar, and I'm better for it.
Alive or Just Breathing is on of those albums you'll either love or hate, but if you love it it's because you hear the guitar sequences and the lyrics and feel something powerful like I have. As someone who listens to this album, and only this album, when I walk to work at 7am, it certainly can wake you up! There's more energy to this effort than the first album, which was evident when I saw them live at Rock City.
Adam Dutkiewski is a magician who can do anything, and he's pulled a black metal rabbit out of his hat. You won't be disappointed if you turn the volume up loud and get your mates round for a thrashing session with a few brewskis inside you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kingcrimsonprog TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Dec. 2009
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When you look back at 2002's Alive or Just Breathing it's difficult to believe just how well this seminal and genre defining album has aged. Even now the music is just so fresh and exciting, who can listen to the crushing `Self Revolution,' without judging it an absolute genre classic ? Great music, great vocals and great production, the song is absolutely huge in every way, from the battery of the kick drum patterns to the very heavy riffs then the emotional impact of the well thought out and interesting lyrics. The whole album is so clever, balancing between light and shade in a way that no other band even gets close to.
Chugging riffs, uplifting guitar harmonies, catchy choruses and heavy double kick drum filled verses have always been the Killswitch sound, but this album is heavier and harsher than the bands later work, with songs like `Just Barely Breathing,' and especially `To The Sons Of Man,' having a much more aggressive and brasher sound than you may be expecting . The music is so well written, thoughtful and just plain good that it's not hard to see why the band eventually became so successful. The production is also amazing, the guitar sound is gigantic and the kick drum beaters absolutely pound your speakers, which is especially impressive when you think that it was self produced, with current guitarist (then drummer) Adam D handling a lot of the responsibilities in the studio as well as musically.
Adam is responsible for touches of piano, the superb heavy hitting and kick pedal abusing drum performance as well as a number of guitar riffs that would hint at his future position. On top of all that you still get Adam D's excellent backing vocals which are so good they always become a real highlight of any Killswitch song.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Graham on 23 Aug. 2002
Format: Audio CD
On the first listen to this album you can tell that Killswitch Engage definately have a Metallica influence which is good but with this they combine amazingly catchy choruses and melodic parts like on the intro to "my last serenade" and "the element of one" and on "without a name". I reccomend this album if you like any type of metal from the Deftones to Slayer it is a great record you must buy it. Frontman Jesse's voice is amazing going from screaming to singing in a second. Album of the year for me. BUY THIS NOW!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Clarke on 19 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
2 years after their self titled album, Killswitch Engage gained some prestige with 2002's 'Alive Or Just Breathing' and lead single 'My Last Serenade'. Buoyed by favourable reviews, strong writing abilities and a human swiss army knife in Adam Dutkiewicz (a guitarist, drummer, backing vocalist, recording engineer and producer) KsE grasped the opportunity to put together an album worthy of defining the metal-core genre. AOJB is 45 minutes of brutally delivered philosophy, spread out across 12 tracks each averaging 3 and half minutes, 2 of which are found on the previous album, with stronger guitar work and smoother vocals. With the Roadrunner Records 25th anniversary edition (20 tracks, 1 hour & 13 minutes long), you get a thick recyclable case with the original album, a lyric booklet and a second disc with demos, B-sides, outtakes and official music videos. After hearing the single, buying the album was essential, making this my first real introduction to heavy metal music, pushed straight into the deep end, only to find sparkling gems below the surface. As intense as it may seem, its not just solid screaming, double bass pedal and thrashing guitars, thrown into the mix are clean vocals, uplifting chords and acoustic interludes.

"The time approaches. Fall. This is the voice of the voiceless, we have learned by making choices. After persecution and dilution, we have severed a solution - To build our foundation on natural elements to preserve life, we will rise, this babylon, fall." an epic speech tears into the first song 'Numbered Days'. Behind the words are tuning guitars and patient percussion all waiting to crash into life, with chugging rhythm leading the way.
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