…and eat it for dinner and you’d still have a smile on your face after listening to this album! This entire album is pure insanity with crushing guitar riffs, pounding drums, and ear shattering screams! Between falling in dark love with this album and seeing them perform it live, all other hardcore bands seem to be striving for what Walls of Jericho has achieved. I can’t even break down the individual songs because this album is in a class of it’s own! Do Your self a favor and don’t pass this one up!
These road warriors from Detroit are back. This is, without a doubt, the most punishing and important album of their career. Traveling the world promoting ”All Hail The Dead” with Fear Factory, Throwdown, From Autumn To Ashes, Bleeding Through, and Mastadon, these guys and gals have become notorious for putting on one of the best live shows metal and hardcore have seen in years. This will be put to the test with 11 new songs, as WOJ will undoubtedly reign supreme and deliver the most anticipated metal album of 2006.
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This band worked there a**’s off making an album that would be great if they would have scattered 8 to 10, 10 to 20 second guitar solo’s over it. There is perfect places for them everywhere, in every song……were is Andy Sneap when he is needed most. Don’t believe me, I’m just a 37 year (44 years old) Metal Veteran – Just listen to the New EXODUS cd it will all become LOUD and clear.
Walls of Jericho is one of the hardest-hitting bands I’ve heard. This record may be their best from start to finish. Candace’s vocals are probably the most brutal I’ve heard from a female vocalist, and I’ve heard pretty much all of them. She screams with such passion – I’ve read reviews that said that this record didn’t have the same angst, and that is completely untrue. If you like metalcore with solid guitar parts, some good breakdowns mixed in, and passionate lyrics and vocals, the first three tracks will have you hooked. I like all their records, but this is probably my favorite.
After hearing the first single “Trigger Full Of Promises” on the headbangers ball cd i thought well this is a great improvement from their other albums. I decided to go ahead and give this album a chance and picked it up at best buy. After listening to the whole album i wondered if this was the same band.
The songwriting on this album has improved so much. the guitar riffs are much more intricate and thrashy, the drums are fast, pounding and full of brutal fills, and the vocals are very angry and brutal. The breakdowns are much improved as well. I know people wont agree with me on this one but i feel most of these breakdowns are better than the new unearth album.
Each song stands out on its own for each specific reason which is good cause it gives you an album that you have to listen to from start to finish. The most suprising element about this album is the ballad song which is number 9. The singer actually sings and sound really good and it has a nice solo in the song. It remings me of lacuna coil. It is also a good break between the destruction so you can catch your breath before the last two punishing tracks.
I suggest this album for anyone that likes unearth, shadows fall or any band that has either thrash elements or who likes great breakdowns. Go pick it up cause they deserve the exposure!!!
Walls of Jericho (Detroit’s hardest working hardcore band) have made their tightest album to date “With Devil’s Amongst Us”. The song’s here hit the mark every time with vicious, heavy guitar driven hardcore led by Candace’s penetrating vocals. The lyrics here have meaning and purpose. The guitar work is brutal, pummeling fast and non-stop.
The songs on this disc have a more structured feel compared to the more free form hardcore style on their previous albums. All of the tracks here are good. Some standouts:
Track 1 – “A Trigger full of Promises” has one of the best lines on the album “If I load this gun, would you hold it to your heart and give your life for love”
Track 2 – “I know Hollywood and you ain’t it” at 00:54 seconds, the guitar has this heavy old school thrash feel to it which carries through the rest of the song. Good stuff
Track 3 – “Hope you Die” is a quintessential Walls of Jericho song with demon speed guitar & magnum force vocals that make you want to tear *stuff* up.
Track 6 – “The Haunted” starts off slow & eerie with this chanting then gets going. The chanting turns into the chorus. Makes for a good fight song!
Track 9 – “No Saving Me” is a great mellow tune that shows off the band’s musical talent. Plus Candace really flexes her singing skills (Reminds me of Angel off of ‘The Bound Feed the Gagged’).
This album is a must for Walls of Jericho fans. It should be required for any hardcore or metal fan. If you dig it & want to hear more Walls of Jericho check out ‘The Bound Feed the Gagged’ and ‘All Hail the Dead’. Plus if you ever get a chance to see these guys live, do it. They are one of the most intense bands you’ll ever see.