Posted July 18, 2011
Look out world, AILD just created an album that could do major damage! Their 2007 Album AOBU was the beginning of a whole new era for the band. They've had three years to cook up some new metal.
The first song, "Beyond Our Suffering" is extremely intense song as far as brutality. Tim's screams have noticeably improved right here. Crushing riffs and frantic pounding drums make this song grab your attention. The lyrics are great on this song too: "It seems our problems solve themselves when we look beyond our suffering." All the songs are incredible, but I will highlight my favorites. "Anodyne Sea" plays at blinding speed and intensity and a memorable chorus about standing up for what you believe in. "Parallels" starts with a slower but awesome intro before it flows into a punishing verse then into a beautiful chorus and bridge, followed by a perfect solo. My personal favorite. "Anger And Apathy" is an intense emotional song about, you guessed it, anger and apathy. I can't say enough about Jordan's explosive drumming. He has gotten so much better since '07. Other tracks that highlight musical growth are "Vacancy", "Upside Down Kingdom", and "The Blinding of False Light".
In conclusion, this is some serious metal mayhem that is cohesive. You won't find many bands that do this better than AILD. It's good to hear metal that has lyrics that are backwards from what the world says. Pick this one up now!
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