Killswitch Engage - Atonement
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #257 / 632
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2019 Ratings: #784
August 16, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Metal Blade / Label
Metalcore / Genres
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Killswitch Engage remain the best modern day metalcore/melodic metalcore band alongside Trivium for me. They have so much energy and their sound is fantastic. The guitars are always one of my absolute favourite KsE enjoyments, I can definitely tell you. Despite the fact their last album was good but, in my opinion, nothing overly great or beyond special or anything, this album seems to be hitting a lot more highs than lows in comparison with their last studio album. This only gives more points ... read more
Yep, these kinds of metalcore bands just keep pumping out the exact same trash they've been making for years and years now. I don't even know why I expected anything different. While this album might be slightly less cringey than other albums in this genre I've heard it still is a really unpleasant experience. The cheesy vocals, awful breakdowns, over-produced guitars, and painful lack of variety makes this so taxing to sit through. These bands all act like they are making these heavy, epic ... read more
Le Cringe.... :/
I really enjoyed this project.

When I first found out about Killswitch Engage, they never really gained my attention. But when I saw the cover of this project on the new releases page on this site I was certain I was going to listen to it, it certainly is one of my favourite album covers of the year. So I was really surprised that this band gained my attention by just their album cover. Thus far I had only listened to one song of them, 'My Curse' from their 2006 studio album 'As Daylight Dies' ... read more
This album is solid from beginning to end.

Starting right out of the gate you are bombarded with metalcore riffs that'll sit you on your ass and a powerful vocal performance that's sure to put hairs on your chest.

The tracks are well polished and it feels like theyre giving us all they've got,with awesome riffs and emotional lyrics its good to see Killswitch doing what they do best.

The only issue I have with this album is it's very similar to their past work,which in one hand is ... read more
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Track List

  1. Unleashed
  2. The Signal Fire (feat. Howard Jones)
  3. Us Against the World
  4. The Crownless King (feat. Chuck Billy)
  5. I Am Broken Too
  6. As Sure as the Sun Will Rise
  7. Know Your Enemy
  8. Take Control
  9. Ravenous
  10. I Can't Be the Only One
  11. Bite the Hand That Feeds
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Added on: July 17, 2019