I've had this CD for a few weeks now and yes, this review should have been done a while ago, but I was just having too much of a good time listening to this CD. You see, the kind folks over at RoadRunner Records sent out the CD and called asking if I had gotten a chance to take a listen to the CD. I hadn't and didn't have the CD with me. I was a little bummed at that moment. I could tell that they were excited about this record and I didn't take a quick moment of my time to check it out when I got it. Well, unfortunately, it was going to have to wait until later.
The first thing I did when I got home was pop in the Killswitch Engage CD, “Alive or Just Breathing” into the CD player. I had to sit down. For what came out of those tiny speakers was something awesome, something that infected my ears. For the first time, I understood why the phone call was made asking if I had taken a chance to listen to the CD.
Track Listing: Numbered Days – 3:35
Numbered Days – 3:35
Don't get me wrong, this isn't some poppy album singing about the goodness of the world, how the sunshine is grand and the like. This is a fucking metal album! Heavy riffs, double kick drums (for which I'm a sucker of) and nothing nu-metal about it (thankfully). There is nothing better than blasting this record as loud as I can, while rocking out! Hell, I even attempt to sing along in my car. But alas, I'm no match for the awesome vocals that Jesse belts out.
It seems like there has been a clump of shit that has been release over the last couple of months and I was starting to get a little worried. I mean, come on, Andrew WK? But Killswitch Engage has settled my worries. This album is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Killswitch Engage's “Alive or Just Breathing“, in my opinion, is the best release this year. Everything else after this has some pretty big shoes to fill. I will definitely be watching this band, and buying every release. Even though I already have this disc, you know I'm going to get another copy tomorrow.
Favorite Tracks: “My Last Serenade“, “The Element of One“, “Self Revolution“, “Numbered Days“, “Fixation on the Darkness“
Check out www.killswitchengage.com to find out more about Killswitch Engage.