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shock,horror,oh wait it isnt that bad
on 5 February 2009
Atreyus fourth album came as quite a shock to their fans and most embraced their evolution into a more alternative rock group,i certainly was shocked at this new more polished commercial sound but this album has grown on me,it certainly is catchy at times and almost anthemic,lead screamer,alex,has now become more of a singer,while drummer/singer brandon retains his right to sing the catchy choruses.
The band display more influences on this album,i certainly hear motley crue on the song 'blow',but sadly i also hear busted or mcfly,(they couldnt be influences) on the song 'falling down',it really is very watery yet it is catchy,darn.
They even flex the country twang on the albums closer and self titled track,now i know where avenged sevenfold got the influence for their own country song 'dear God'.
Anyway,this album doesnt pack a punch but it does have some really good songs,the initial disappointment has give way to a satisfaction with the album but at the same time there is the odd filler moment,worth a listen i would imagine.