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  • I usually refrain from giving negative reviews because it’s too easy to say when something is no good, and I’ve already given my opinion of this record especially to the whiners who hold it in high regard (though I simply fail to see why), but I’m gonna have to say f*** it! The Beauty And The Breakdown and self-titled albums were the best albums in the band’s discography. So why did they put out this weaker album in such a short amount of time (just a little over a year after the last one)? To get it out so they could tour? To clear out their memory banks and try to focus on stronger material? It isn’t known, but something I have noticed from other people are the comparisons to other bands, ones that are far better and have put out better music than anything on this album. Killswitch Engage? Helmet? Bury Your Dead’s earlier stuff may have had small elements, but nothing on this album sounds like anything these bands have put out. It sounds like a weaker copy of Sevendust, and I like Sevendust. However, if I wanted to hear something from Sevendust, I’d put in a cd with the name Sevendust on it. Anybody that’ll want to claim that I haven’t listened to this album, I’ll tell you right now that I’ve heard over half of it which is enough to give a fair judgment. Let me also get one thing straight for some that have said to get over Mat Bruso’s departure: yes, Mat Bruso is out of the band. I’m pretty aware of it, and I’ve been over it since the day I first listened to the self-titled record. Myke Terry is a great singer, and his use of clean vocals on a few of the songs on the self-titled album brought a Fear Factory vibe to the sound. His contribution to It’s Nothing Personal doesn’t have a big impact on why I don’t care for the album, it’s the music overall. Bury Your Dead is a hardcore metal band, this album is not. It’s safe to say according to the reviews posted on here that opinions for this album are pretty mixed. For those that liked the album: listen to it, enjoy it. But just because you like it doesn’t mean everybody else has to. In the meantime, I’ll wait for the next album.

    Posted on November 12, 2009