Really liked this record, hated it the first listen through, because its clearly not the fall of ideals and isn't really overcome either, and I like both styles for differing reasons.
but its grown on me. the fall of ideals is certainly still much better, as for a comparison to overcome, I've still yet to decide.
Is it album of the year for me? no.
I was reminded of soilwork's latest in listening to this, not to compare the two bands, because soilworks new one is far superior, but I thought ATR was trying to do something like soilwork did, combine the harder earlier style with the more melotic newer style... It just didn't work out as well for ATR as it did for soilwork.
so close, no matter how far.
9/21: Uproar Festival