Across Five Aprils - Collapse
I recently discovered Across Five Aprils for myself and I have to say that I am about as impressed with them as I was with Parkway Drive. Across Five Aprils is one of those metal bands that write great music and write well, but it isn't anything really original or ground-breaking. Collapse is a great example of just that.
Instrumentally, the album is very similar to Killswitch Engage or even Atreyu in their earlier albums. The guitars drive through each song with a certain degree of forcefulness that is diminished simply because it has all been done before. Their vocalist sings fairly frequently, which is one of the reasons that I compared them to Killswitch Engage but he isn't nearly as talented as KSE.
I do enjoy Collapse but if I had to classify them into a genre category, it'd be that of pop/metal. The album feels more like it was produced rather than written and even proves to not be as hardcore as I had been led to believe. Across Five Aprils is a great band and I enjoy their music but I wouldn't recommend anyone look in their direction for something new and exciting.
User Reviews and CommentsLog In or Register to Rate Albums
Tell us why this album is great or sucks ass, or correct the reviewer. If you write enough quality reviews you may find yourself on the editorial staff.
Reviews have to be over 100 words, shorter ones are classed as comments.