11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From the grandiose orchestral intro to “The Worst in Me,” it’s evident that Like Moths to Flames’ debut will be a monumental mountain of metalcore. The Columbus, Ohio–based quintet specializes in gargantuan breakdowns and towering choruses. Singer Chris Roetter (former frontman for Emarosa) steps up his game here as he commands the band with a feral rasp, sounding like his favorite cocktail includes rusty carpet tacks and turpentine. He ushers in Lance Greenfield’s propulsive drumming in “Gnf” with a deep guttural growl before railing against the song’s antagonist: an emotional neophyte about to be lyrically sucker-punched as Roetter drops his weighty words like anvils. The brooding start of “No Hope” detonates into a sonic cavalcade of chaos before a melodic chorus rises from the ashen ruins. The razor-honed lashings get more brutal in “You Won’t Be Missed,” where a similar contrast of heavy verses and melodic choruses hoist up a triumphant life-after-abuse sentiment in the chorus, making good on the song's title. The standout song “Your Existence” begs to be blasted from the Ozzfest stage.

EDITORS’ NOTES

From the grandiose orchestral intro to “The Worst in Me,” it’s evident that Like Moths to Flames’ debut will be a monumental mountain of metalcore. The Columbus, Ohio–based quintet specializes in gargantuan breakdowns and towering choruses. Singer Chris Roetter (former frontman for Emarosa) steps up his game here as he commands the band with a feral rasp, sounding like his favorite cocktail includes rusty carpet tacks and turpentine. He ushers in Lance Greenfield’s propulsive drumming in “Gnf” with a deep guttural growl before railing against the song’s antagonist: an emotional neophyte about to be lyrically sucker-punched as Roetter drops his weighty words like anvils. The brooding start of “No Hope” detonates into a sonic cavalcade of chaos before a melodic chorus rises from the ashen ruins. The razor-honed lashings get more brutal in “You Won’t Be Missed,” where a similar contrast of heavy verses and melodic choruses hoist up a triumphant life-after-abuse sentiment in the chorus, making good on the song's title. The standout song “Your Existence” begs to be blasted from the Ozzfest stage.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

J~Shak ,

Amazing!!!!!

Oh man I have Been waiting for this album to release and I must say its beautiful. perfect follow up to Sweet Talker. Definitely get this album... its rare these days to hear a truely great band!

zafram ,

Unreal

This is the heaviest most angriest album iv heard in years....
Every song is un believable ...

BUY this record..

NightmareCyril ,

Simply Amazing

I've been waiting for this album, and I've been a fan of Chris since his Emarosa days, but my expectations weren't very high. I expected another generic Rise album, and I was absolutely blown away. The lyrics are dark (a big departure from what Chris normally does), each song has it's on identity and the mixing and mastering are spot on. Everything about this album is amazingly done, one of the best of the year. Stand out songs are You Won't Be Missed, The Worst In Me, GNF, Trophy Child and Praise Feeder. Definately a buy.

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