AOTY 2023


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The Worst Way
Buried Alive and Wide Awake
Endless War


Howard Jones adopt me please

Yet another highly anticipated album for this year, and rightfully so. It's a collab between one of the best metalcore vocalists and one of the most popular Youtube content creators in the metal scene, and the singles following it brought up the hype even more. I can definitely see some people writing this off immediately as generic metalcore, and I see where they're coming from a songwriting standpoint. However, I think what sets this album apart is just how ... read more


Is this a decent sounding and well-produced album? Sure. Is it some dark horse AOTY? Nah, not really. It's very derivative of what's been done in the genre before and it features neither Howard Jones nor Jared Dines doing anything creative enough to stand out. If you like either of them and want more, this is perfect. Otherwise, this is an album to skip.

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Track List

  1. The Blade
  2. Drown
  3. More Than Just Myself
  4. The Worst Way
  5. Buried Alive and Wide Awake
  6. Skyfall
  7. Endless War
  8. A Constant Reminder
  9. Something to Live For
  10. Great Deceiver
  11. Dying of the Light
  12. Inside the Hollow

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Added on: November 15, 2021