I’ll try to keep this review short and sweet and not gush about how great this band is too much, but that will be very hard. Protest the hero combines the greatest parts of music into every song. Amazing clean vocals, thunderous drum beats, intricate and technical guitar parts, and very catchy bass, even a great piano part in Divinity Within. The songs are not too long but not short and not drawn out or redundant whatsoever. The most impressive part about this band is that they music can be metal, but there is very minimal screaming. The singer reminds me of a cross between Coheed and Cambria’s and Bedlight for Blueeye’s singer. The band shows it is capable of attracting fans of basically any genre with plenty of metal parts, softer balled parts to some songs, and just flat out rock. I must have listened all the way through this cd 15 times since I’ve had this cd, which is about a week, and I can’t imagine ever getting tired of this cd. I wouldn’t even advise listening to it while driving because it’s awesomeness will distract you and you’ll probably get into an accident(sorry i said i wouldn’t brag too long). The classical guitar parts in blindfolds aside and a plateful of our done sound great and the girl backup vocals (the voice gave to the character Kezia) sounds good and not annoying at all like flyleaf’s may be at times. These songs are almost too catchy and you’ll never get them out of your head. The only minor flaw of this album is there may be too many aspects to each song. One minute the guitarist will be shredding, and a second later it will go to a softly sung breakdown. But you won’t even notice it after the first run through of the album. It is just part of their music style. It is beautifully chaotic as i consider it. I RECOMMEND THIS CD TO ANYONE WHO LIKES MUSIC.
While it’s hard to single out any songs, my favorites are Blindfolds Aside, A Plateful of our Dead, Heretics and Killers, and She Who Mars the Skin of Gods.