The Fall of Troy’s third release, is right where I’d expect them to be: a little bit older, but they haven’t lost the edge, and the music structure I guess represents what it’s like to have ADD. I see this band, and this release as being not very accessible, perhaps because of its strange manic style. By manic I mean there are extreme moods being represented,and visceral energy. In a recent interview guitar/vox Tom Erak stated that when writing this album it was during a dark period for him, which is manifested in Manipulator. The guitar once again is awesome, the vocals alternate between clean singing, to shrieks, screams, and some growls. You could hardly call these songs boring, even if it’s not as intense as their first and second (more similar to the latter). Some of the songs are even catchy, in their own strange way.
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