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Asking Alexandria – From Death To Destiny (Review)

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Record Label: Sumerian Records

Release Date: August 6th, 2013

Reviewed By: Alex Maimone

What can I say about From Death to Destiny? Well first off, it’s the third full-length Asking Alexandria has released on Sumerian Records. Old school metal vocals with the sweet mix of well-written guitar riffs, it’s fantastic. You can definitely say this isn’t the same Asking Alexandria we have heard throughout the years, but it definitely works.

They have taken an original Rock approach instead of the Post-Hardcore feel they had previously. I personally believe they have found the sound that fits best for them. Even though, I particularly am a huge fan of Stand up and Scream, I mean who isn’t? But, Danny has finally found a style that fits his voice properly and it’s a masterpiece.

The first track “Don’t Pray For Me” starts out with a melodic, dark sounding intro. This is not something new from Asking Alexandria but we all know they thrive when it comes to their synth work. It’s still as great as it has always been. Leading on, each song progresses into heavy screams with classic style rock/metal clean vocals. The same song “The Death Of Me” which received a music video, is quite heavy. One of the heaviest on the entire album in fact, and it pulls you straight in and leaves you head-banging and singing along throughout. Quite frankly, almost the entire album keeps you locked down, begging for more.

Honestly, I had extreme doubts about this at first, considering how strongly I loved the past two full lengths. They definitely created a work of art that will keep me jamming for weeks!

Don’t get me wrong though, I do find minor flaws in the album. Unfortunately, some of the songs seem to follow the same pattern, which can be quite irritating at times. Also, you can easily tell how Danny has had major voice changes since their first album released in 2009. But, if you’re a hardcore AA fan it honestly should not bother you and you’ll love this album as much as the rest.

OVERALL RATING: 8.0/10

Asking Alexandria is:

Danny Worsnop – lead vocals, keyboards, programming

Ben Bruce – lead guitar, programming, backing vocals

Cameron Liddell – rhythm guitar

James Cassells – drums

Sam Bettley – bass guitar

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Born Of Osiris – Tomorrow We Die ∆live (Review)

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http://www.facebook.com/bornofosiris

Record Label: Sumerian Records

Release Date: August 23, 2013

Reviewed By: Shaine Medvid

Born of Osiris is a death core (metalcore and death metal) band from Chicago, Illinois.
They have two previous full length albums which are, A Higher Place(2009), and The Discovery(2011).

Personally I only listen to Born of Osiris occasionally when it pops up randomly on my ipod, but this album will easily find its way onto repeat.

There’s something about the “Tomorrow We Die Alive” album that brings a new energy and light that I’ve never seen in this band before (again just personal preference). The album “Tomorrow We Die ∆live” features 11 songs, and never gets boring. The combination of high tempo guitars, percussion, piano/synth and vocals blend together very nicely compared to what I’ve listened to before.

I’ve always been a little hesitant and judgmental listening to bands that are branded as the genre “death core”, as I expect a lot more heavier guitars and heavier/deeper screams, but when I listen to this album I don’t hear too much of that, which really surprised me.

Each song has been structured perfectly to a tee and keeps you wanting more and wondering what the next song is going to sound like and incorporate. Although I cant say Born of Osiris has worked its way into my “Top 5 favorites” it will easily be a frequently listened to album.

I rate this album an 8 out of 10 based on the song structure alone. Each song was constructed amazingly and shows the true talent and time they took in creating this album. Definitely worth a listen even if you haven’t been very fond of them in the past.

I like each song as much as the next song but my 3 recommended tracks off this album would be: Divergency, ∆bsolution, and Venge∆nce.

Enjoy!

OVERALL RATING: 8.0/10

Born of Osiris is:

Ronnie Canizaro – lead vocals

Joe Buras – keyboards, synthesizer, programming, vocals

Lee McKinney – guitars, editing, engineering

David Da Rocha – bass guitar

Cameron Losch – drums

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