4 A real change of characterPhatchief2008 | 30/09/2008 | See all Phatchief2008's reviews (3)I have to admit. I hated this band. I hated their contrived, manufactured look. I hated their deathcore 'because it's popular' sound. I still hate the fact that they all play their instruments way better than me and they're a lot younger. But after listening to this record two of the above three points have changed to the postive. Put simply, this album is a great modern metal record. There is a newfound, clear maturity in their sound that brings together influences from galloping european metal to the downtuned breakdowns of the likes of Acacia Strain, all wrapped up in a sprinkling of industrial tinged samples. And it works. I will point out that the Gallows references are pretty misinformed but it can be said that Olly and Frank's vocal styles are similar (but you realise, this is metal and so vocal styles are pretty limited) Granted, this is going to alienate a very large section of their young fanbase 'why u dont do dem beatdowns no more ? mega lolz' but this is a massive gamble that could finally make them relevant to the beard stroking older metal generation. Check it out, you won't be disappointed, and this is from someone that has been listening to metal since before most of their fanbase was born. Despite all of this I still wish they would get their hair cut.