Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Crimson Armada - Conviction (Review)

The newly released album "Conviction", released 19th of June. This album is the second album which Crimson Armada has released and including their new drummer and guitarist (from Sleeping With Sirens), long await from their state of hiatus. The new album was quite exciting for me as I recently heard their previous album and really enjoyed it. Their previous album was labelled "deathcore" which I enjoyed with the interesting and technical writing of the guitarist, but news of the changed guitarist worried me, and I was right. As I would of thought as I know the writing style of their new guitarist, I knew that the technical writing which I loved will be gone with a more melodic than technical style. The new album now uses clean vocals and a far different sound from their new recordings. A lot has changed since the band was in hiatus, but that will be the listeners choice to think if it was a good choice or not. Personally the change in style was some what disappointing, but listening to their song "Call To Arms" before the hearing anything of theirs, I actually thought it sounded really neat, so I believe this is just me being all "I don't like change". So the recording quality has improved, the band is touring again, pre-order bundles were available and the style has changed. One thing that hasn't changed were the references to god in the writing in the lyrics, which I still quite like.
The Crimson Armada - Conviction 7.5/10

19 comments:

gimpel said...

really great album I like the clean vocals!

Dilord said...

I haven't heard of them before, but Ill give it a go! thanks for info!

weastside007 said...

Amazing album!

Mike said...

I've never heard this one. maybe ill check them out

Diego Sousa said...

whoa! you have some mindblowing stuff in here, as always! good job!

WFMS said...

I personally think it deserve atleast an 8/10, but that's just my opinion, great post.

Falconscious said...

Some interesting music choices on this blog it seems. Nice.

thomau5 said...

never heard of it. you should post some sample songs along with your review so we can listen to them

Sketchar said...

-slaps face- What I good idea, well next time I will attach a link so this will be far better. Thanks!

Jonathan said...

i've never heard of it, but it sounds interesting!
good blog, followed :)

Bass Cadet said...

Just a suggestion, maybe include a youtube link to some of the music?

Doost said...

Sounds interesting, I'll check them out

Avery said...

Their guitarist is soooo damn good!! Love it. I have two songs off this album and I would agree with the 7.5/10 rating.

Zerotix said...

It's nice to see some sort of deathcore band nowadays. Whitechapel is the only one that comes to mind, and I figured they were the last of a dying breed, but I'll have to check this album out.

Batow said...

quite a interesting album. not my kinda of music but it's pretty amazing.

Jack said...

7.5 is still a C, and since that was fine for my spainish grade, ill check them out, haha!

RolandoMota123 said...

kool stuff bro. +1 follower

MonZta said...

never heard about this band, but ill check them out too!

aq said...

heard one of their song before, gonna heck new album now

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