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Red finds their identity
Posted March 29, 2011
By dyl464,


Red's third album takes a different approach this time. It has some of the bands heaviest songs to date, and some of the most mellow songs too. If you are a fan of Red, don't expect this album to destroy your eardrums. When you get rocked by one song, another song comes on to calm you down.

The first track, "Feed The Machine" is easily the band's heaviest song to date. Amazing display of in-your-face intensity. The single "Faceless" is not quite as intense, but it packs a punch and possibly the best track. It talks about being faceless without God: "Fallen and faceless/ so hollow, hollow inside" "Lie To Me (Denial) is another solid track with incredibly powerful lyrics to go with it: "All the pain you fed starts to grow inside/ It lives again and you can't let it die" The next track "Let It Burn" slows it down for the first ballad which seems to be about someone choosing pain over God. "Buried Beneath" is on the line of power ballad and mid-tempo rock. It is possibly the most diverse song on the album. "Not Alone" is a ballad with lyrics from God's perspective. The next three songs ("Watch You Crawl", "The Outside" and "Who We Are") really show how the band has matured in their hard rock edge. The guitar intro to "Watch You Crawl" is incredible, the verses in "The Outside" are different, and "Who We Are" is a nice pop-punk track. The album closes out with the uplifting "Best Is Yet To Come" and the thought provoking "Hymn For The Missing".

Overall, the album can sound a little generic at times and can sound like Breaking Benjamin. But one thing Breaking Benjamin have never done is use positive lyrics that point to the Savior. That's how we find our identity!

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