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Protest the Hero

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.52 | 94 ratings

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mothershabooboo
1 stars This is must be an acquired taste. I could only listen to the album once. Any more and my ears would have started to bleed. The songs have no structure whatsoever.....which would be fine, if the music within the lack of structure were good. But alas, they are not. It sounds too much like 'System of a Down' which is just as bad. I'm just glad they're not featured on the site.

First off, the lead singer (I shall make this as respectful as I can) spends more time screaming and yelling then he does actualy singing. Now granted, screaming and yelling in music is not my taste, but I just can't listen to it. I might be able to listen to the music if it was purely instrumental, but the singer makes my ears bleed.

On the plus side.....the ONLY one I could find.....is the guitarist is really good. He has a gift that needs to be shared with the world; but not in this band. It hurts me to see such great talent fall in such feeble ways.

The drummer needs to tone down, it's just way too fast and you can't get into the music. If this album took some of the ideas and sounds, lengthened them and just took it for a walk, some of the songs might have been adquit. But really.....the songs are way too short (not such a bad thing though, I coulnd't wait for these songs to end) change way too rapidly for the listener to get into, and the vocals are so painful, your throut hurts just listening to it.

I really don't know what else to say. I can't make myself listen to this album again to find other things to write about. I honestly don't know how it's getting such popular reviews. If this is where progressive music is going, stop the bus, I need to get off.

The only star I can give this album is to the guitarist. If I could, I would leave it at a 0/5, but one star must be awarded to the album, which I give only to the guitarist.

mothershabooboo | 1/5 |

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