Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Killswitch Engage Album Review

If you’re a fan of Killswitch Engage, don’t worry, you aren’t having déjà vu. The Massachusetts metalcore masters have released a new album, donning the same name as their debut album entitled Killswitch Engage. But this album is by far nothing similar to the original work. Actually, this album is unlike any other killswitch engage albums, even from the Jessee Leach days. If you really admire and appreciate Howard Jones’ vocals and songwriting capabilities and the wild musical talents of everyone’s favorite cape wearing guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, then this album is for you. On the downside, there are more pop-chorus ballads than tracks most likely to start a circle pit. Opening track Never Again gets the energy flowing for the album, but it slowly song by song begins to fuse out, as Howard’s voice becomes more and more melodic. Tracks such as Starting Over , Save Me, and Take Me Away are very melody driven. Single A light in a darkened world is currently being spinned on WSOU’s regular rotation, and our listeners are loving it. In a musical aspect, this album has everything you could ever ask for; Precise timing, flawless guitars, and a great range in melody. This album does not get the blood pumping as previous Killswitch records have. The guys of KSE have definetly matured and are breaking out of the shell and demonstrating what musicians they really are. This isn’t a bad thing; it’s actually a good thing. Don’t shun this album because of the fact that you aren’t going to punch holes in the walls, but rather you will help mend the ones you’ve already created from before.

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