Killswitch Engage – Killswitch Engage Reviews

Killswitch Engage

2009 is poised to be another huge year for Massachusetts’ own Killswitch Engage. They are currently in the studio with noted producer Brendan O’Brien, working on the follow up to their previous two Gold-selling albums, The End Of Heartache and As Daylight Dies. The band, who appeared on the cover of Revolver’s 2009 Preview issue and were praised as having one of the ‘Most Anticipated Albums’ of 2009 by both Alternative Press and Decibel, have proven to be a force to be reckoned wit (more…)

13 responses to “Killswitch Engage – Killswitch Engage Reviews”

  1. Haldis says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Atmospheric KsE
    My first listen through, and some of these songs have a great atmospheric quality to them that really adds a nice dimension to the KsE we all know and love.

  2. Mia says:

    I was a big fan of these guys for years. I remember when I came heartache literally blown away. But this album just feels constructed. It almost seems like the band trying so hard to deal with a new sound, the effort of all its passion burned away. Too many songs seem loud with no real clarity. I agree with reviews saying that the signature guitar sound is completely missing. It seems only to muddy. Howard Jones' song is still AMAZING though, and the album is worth it just to hear him belt it out. He is so good that his vocals almost seem out of place in the mediocre instrumental work. For Band: What's going on guys, are you tired? The video on the enhanced version ensures that you get bored and disinterested. The farting was interesting.

  3. Filbert says:

    After many hours of listening to the great KSE albums, I jumped at the opportunity to pre-ordered this CD months ago and unfortunately I am disappointed … KSE the bar pretty high on the basis of their previous excellent albums. I am a big fan of the earlier versions KSE, The End of the Heartache, Alive or Just Breathing and Sonnenklar This. In fact, my favorite band in this genre.
      I do not have the “WOW” factor of this album. The songwriting is average and the production on this album is weak compared to their previous albums. The production sounds muddy, the guitars sound a little muffled and the drums overpower the guitar riffs. New producer Brendan O'Brien seems to have eliminated many of the strong, crisp and crunchy guitar sound KSE, all their previous albums so good.
      on a positive note … As usual, Howard's singing is fantastic. His range is incredible! I like “a light in a dark world,” “Lost,” “The Forgotten” and “Starting Over” (the first single). My advice – check out the Internet before buying the CD to hear some of the songs and draw your own conclusions.
      Summary: I respect that everbody has different preferences when it comes to music, but anyone who is a KSE fan probably agree that this is not the best album KSE … and this is not a bad album, but only average CFE … Sad but true.
      Let's hope the next is better!

  4. Winda says:

    As a fan of KSE, I have listened to the end … such as daylight, and alive or just … and in simple words, this has a good potential, but does not captivate the fans with the case that the KSE, guitars. It is up to a point that some what boring or skip the track “Moment. It is good overall, but missed the target only a little. Good thing I was not too much trouble to wait for the appointment, because then it would be a real. do what I do all of their albums, and along with hits, the way you love every song after another. And wait for the next entry and hope that they are with a sense of the core.

  5. Nellie says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Album
    This album is great. End of story. This album will be awesome to see in concert.

  6. Fannie says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good album – if you like clipping audio.
    Long time KsE fan. Disappointed with the album though. You think people would learn from the last Metallica album that making the album so loud that it clips out makes it sound…

  7. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It May be Different, In a Good way it’s a Great Album
    I don’t know why people don’t like this album, because I think it’s great. It’s worth listening to. I have been waiting along time for Killswitch Engage to release another album…

  8. Anise says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Different, but still amazing!
    When this KsE album came out, I was stoked to get it and I haven’t been disappointed yet! It’s true that the production is different (since this one WAS their first album…

  9. Kynan says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    I agree with some of the other reviewers. This is not the same Killswitch, at all. The songs are boring and have no memorable material.

  10. Anonymous says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    More or less, still the same band you know and love.
    Nearly ten years after releasing their first self-titled effort, metalcore’s most iconic and definitive band, Killswitch Engage, have arrived with another self-titled album.

  11. Sydnee says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good cd
    I can’t say I’m the biggest Kse fan. I became interested when I heard the end of heartache at the end of that resident evil movie.

  12. Batzorig says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    how do some of you people call yourself fans
    Now Sure this is different from the other KsE cd’s but isn’t that what we want for a band to grow and change if you say yes then your a real fan if you say no then your stupid and…

  13. Wilton says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t listen to the whiners
    I have all the KSE albums and this is one of there best. I’m not sure why all the bad reviews. KSE is still heavy as all hell.

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