12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chicago deathcore icons Born of Osiris have always pushed the boundaries of their genre, folding synth textures and prog-rock acrobatics into a chugging churn of riffs to create a style as ambitious as it is brutal. Their fifth album splits the difference between the quasi-symphonic experiments of 2013’s Tomorrow We Die Alive and 2011’s breakthrough The Discovery, boiling epically complex ideas down to four-minute song forms, fleshed out with eerie electronics (“Resilience”) and hymn-like vocal passages (“Illuminate”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chicago deathcore icons Born of Osiris have always pushed the boundaries of their genre, folding synth textures and prog-rock acrobatics into a chugging churn of riffs to create a style as ambitious as it is brutal. Their fifth album splits the difference between the quasi-symphonic experiments of 2013’s Tomorrow We Die Alive and 2011’s breakthrough The Discovery, boiling epically complex ideas down to four-minute song forms, fleshed out with eerie electronics (“Resilience”) and hymn-like vocal passages (“Illuminate”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Schuzach ,

Born of Osiris Does it Again

Born of Osiris is one of those bands that I truly feel has progressed greatly over the years. In my opinion it seems like they really found a sound they liked on The Discovery and continue to expand and develop it. I have to say I really enjoyed Tomorrow We Die Alive and I feel like this is a great follow up to it. Ronnie really stepped up and has a lot of diversity in his vocals. The music is just as good. They have nice heavy, choppy riffs and they found a nice median of guitar work and keyboard/synths. Job well done guys!

Azuride ,

Lukewarm

I have to hand it to Born of Osiris, all of their albums have their own unique sound. Other bands usually become redundant after a second or third album but BoO keeps pushing different, refreshing material every time.

Unfortunately, I also have to admit that their music hasn't improved since The Discovery. Soul Sphere is (at least) showing greater promise than Tomorrow We Die Alive, but from the tracks I have heard so far it still doesn't match A Higher Place or A New Reign, while Discovery still remains my favorite. I respect this band for evolving and trying new things, but this new album isn't my cup of tea.

Bj Henderson ,

I'll be that guy.

Sounds just like the last album. I like this band, but I wish they would have worked things out with Jason. This band would be legendary with his talent. Overall decent album. Didnt have that initial spark that the discovery had. I guess I'm still sore about Jason. Still think that was a huge mistake.. But what do I know.

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