Read forest of atonement reviews, rating & opinions:Check all forest of atonement reviews below or publish your opinion.
100 Reviews Found
Amazing album overall. Songs are all beautiful massive and follow the progression that KSE has been moving towards, but it becomes noticable after a few that all songs feel kind of short in length or underdeveloped. Two promo tracks, both amazing themselves and maybe two lightest sounding tracks on the album, feel a small various than the rest. Overall satisfied to have a solid fresh release from the guys on their first metal blade release and looking forward to hearing it live!
I don't know what happened, but I only have one song, despite purchasing the mp3 of the entire album for $9.49. It doesn't give me an option to play via the Amazon Melody application like my other purchases. I cannot the album, aside from the first track. The product listing says I purchased the album, but it wants to force me to the tracks individually to obtain them again.I created this on Sept e album itself was good, not as amazing as KSE's latest one. Will change review once this is rectified.
Killswitch Engage delivers the goods on this album. While their past two albums were stellar and present improvement from one to the next, "Atonement" is just as amazing or better than "Incarnate", except without the filler songs. At 11 total songs this album packs a excellent punch. Let's dissect sse showed improvement on "Incarnate" with his vocal range and clean singing, and continues to improve in that department on this album, however his growls and screaming vocals are outright perfect and method superior to previous releases. He's been doing some work indeed. He simply continues to become a better vocalist and there is more screaming on this album than the past few, which is an unexpected pleasure from a metalcore band, which all too often mellow out and become uninteresting as they "mature". Yes I'm talking to you All That Remains, Atreyu, Trivium, Toothgrinder, BFMV, A7X, and on and on. You obtain progressively more boring with each album that you churn out. Not KsE; no not at all. Several of the songs on this album are particularly heavy, including "The Signal Fire" and the "The Crownless King" which are hands down my two favorite songs on the album; both are collaborations as well. They hearken back to the riffs and screaming on the early albums, but with a healthy growth in songwriting ability and shear talent. Which brings up the seemingly long-anticipated collaboration with Howard Jones. They certainly did not allow us down with that; they very rarely do.Other highlights on the album contain "Us Versus the World", "As Sure as the Sun Will Rise", "Know Your Enemy", and "I Can't Be the Only One". This is not to downplay the other songs. I listen to this cover to cover on repeat. Exceptional albums define time periods in my life, and this one will serve that purpose, as almost all KsE albums have. One common theme that I noticed is the lyrical content. As a lot of know Jesse and his wife separated, and much of the pain from his private life and mental struggles present through. Some of it shows through a bit too deliberately in my opinion, but that's Jesse's method of expressing his state of mind and I respect that. "I Am Broken Too" (my least favorite), "As Sure as the Sun Will Rise", "Take Control", and "I Ca't Be the Only One", all strongly tip at Jesse's anguish and struggles. Some of this album is reminiscent of "Time of Grace: Hymn of a Broken Man" which was largely focused on Adam's struggles at the time. By the way, I cannot wait for the next ToG album.Enough about Jesse, allow talk about the guitars on this album. They are instantly recognizable as KsE, but with obvious growth and creativity. Occasionally intros that lead into heavy, driving riffs, and the occasional odd chord progression or key change hold this album interesting. Let's take note that there are some completely memorable solos on this album that take perfect songs to and ever higher level. Remember the first two albums with no solos? They were amazing no doubt, but what if they would have had soaring, interesting solos? We'll never know but to conclude, this album is up there in the KsE catalog. Are there any songs that will be as memorable or as famous as "End of Heartache", "Arms of Sorrow", or "My Latest Serenade" (OK probably not famous but very memorable)? Probably not. But who cares. KsE aren't here to play whiny radio hits, they have given us another superb album to have fun for the rest of our lives. They have remained creative but within their brand, which is very defining, and they've remained mates with their former lead singer (who has ever done that?!?)
I have been a fan of KSE for years, and they always seems to please me with amazing music. The words in their lyrics speaks of real pain and suffering, and I am always drawn to that. If youre a fan, you wont be disappointed! More screamo in this album than the latest and its GREAT!! I feel like they went back to their real metal days and I LOVE it!
Killswitch Engage grabbed me and climbed to the top of my favorite bands list back with End Of Heartache and I have been hooked on all the material since. The previous 2 albums were amazing but never really stood out to me. Atonement is the best Jesse and the band have ever sound together. Don't obtain me wrong, I love the original Jesse material but listen to Atonement then go back to the beginning and you can totally hear the improvement.
Years ago someone burned this to a CD for me. I listened to that not good CD until I wore it out - literally. I wasn't sure I would search it but Amazon had it and I was thrilled! If you like culturally diverse music, you will love this. If you just wish to relax, you will love this. Essentially you will love this!!!
Like the precedent volumes of the trilogy, this book is great. Allende descriptions are enchanting, and one can learn a small about the misconceived continent Africa. However, the plot is totally predictable for anyone who has read the previous books of the threesome, though Alex and Nadia's relationship is finally evolving. And if you're over 20 years old, the reading will probably not be as magical and intriguing!
All of the books in this series are fun simple reads, more for kids coming of age. I did have fun the mature and sometimes paranormal concepts these books have to offer. The characters are engaging and have thought provoking adventures. While this is definitely a read I would have enjoyed more as a young adult, I liked them enough to finish all 3 within a week or so.
I didn't Spirit of the Forest first; no matter. I wound up buying everything [email protected]#$% is involved with in short order. The melody is richly textured, rythmically fascinating and downright fun to listen to, even after scrutinizing the sounds and tracks. The mixing is well done. The cultural merging is artfully performed by skilled musicians. The story of the Baka, having greater sensitivity to sound and using melody as ritualistic expression is enchanting. The cause is great! If only we all can experience the same trip to the forest, but no need! It's all in the music. If you listen carefully, you can return with this fine group to the forest whenever you can, even if a steering wheel is all you have to create noise; and you WILL create noise, if there's just the slightest musical inclination in you. If only Eleanor Churchlow were singing with Sue Hart.I saw a latest clip of Eeya Be live with Sue and Eleanor on vocals - what an addition! All the more reason to fly and see this group live, wherever they are. Greece would be nice.. But I digress; Top of the listening list for me, and an simple 5 stars.