The Color Morale
Posted July 18, 2011
Just 6 months ago, I had never heard of The Color Morale. Then a Christian radio station called RadioU introduced me to them. I heard their song samples on iTunes and bought it. I was stunned with what I found in this album. This is the most memorable metalcore album of the year!
Lead singer Garrett Rapp can easily go from growls to melodies with ease on almost every song. The guitars aren't as good as the vocals but they do great at adding extra muscle to the songs. The drumming is drowned out a little but the double bass really grabs my attention.
The lyrics are thoughtful and thought provoking. In "The Dying Hymn," are the lyrics: "The world can't make you faithless when faith is first," the song "Be Longing Always," says: "We all fail, but we are not all failures," and the song "Walkers," has lyrics like: "We are not useless, just used." There are some intense lyrics in "Nerve Endings" when they use the word "damned", and in "Quote on Quote" they use the word "bastard" in the right context.
Everything has improved since their first album, "We All Have Demons". If you listen to the song "Demon Teeth" you can see how they have gotten heavier. In "This Lost Song Is Yours" you notice their fully melodic side. This album is a contender for best of the year. If you like a little more melody in your metalcore, this album is perfect.
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