Aletheia

March 19, 2013 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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  • Original Release Date: March 19, 2013
  • Label: Facedown Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 Facedown Records
  • Total Length: 1:02:44
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  • ASIN: B00BFI22X4
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,045 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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The music is fresh and vibrant.
Rick
And for those of you that are familiar with Hope For The Dying, I highly recommend picking up this album if you haven't already!
HeavyMetalSushi
Easily my #1 album of 2013 so far.
Matthew Winkler

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ALB on May 7, 2013
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See, I told you that God is still inspiring creativity!

Don't get me wrong, I like Metalcore in doses; Frankly I think Facedown has some of the best of those bands out there. But when I heard Hope For The Dying and their influences, I was immediately drawn to them. They lean towards prog metal so it is as smart as it is brutal. This is a breath of fresh air in a sea of Metalcore.

I sampled Dissimulation when it released and thought it was a good but this album is leaps and bounds better. Where arpeggios were present in verse/chorus sections in the former album, insert more riffing or symphony on Aletheia. The instrumentation is spectacular and the riffs written on this album are superbly interwoven into the other themes present. To me that is wise and draws more contrast between sections. Also, the song writing is much much better; nothing extremely fancy on instrumentation but melody has substituted virtuosity. That is the mark of a band progressing.

I am excited for the future of Hope For the Dying and will continue to promote them to my musician friends. A+ guys...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ironminkee on March 20, 2013
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As being a fan of Hope For the Dying's previous work, every release since the debut has gotten better. The only thing I can say for this album is that it is, in my opinion, the greatest record I have ever heard. Those looking for run of the mill 3 min per song, will want to look elsewhere. I urge you, if you fall into this aforementioned category to give this album a chance. Songwriting is involved and is work to listen to, but the payoff in this work will payback to your audio pathways something that will stay with you.

Production on this album is crisp and clear, with each instrument not overpowering one another. Crunchy chords flow into acoustic passages with effortlessness. The contrasting vocal styles play off each other in a most productive way, dark vs. light. All in all musicianship at it's finest, no note is wasted in every song. No flash, just content that exudes creativity in a way I have not heard before. Different genres blend in a way that keeps you interested to know: where are we going next. Again, the stylistic changes are done exceptionally fluid, and in no way forced.

Becoming the Archetype is a band that has done this, but not to this level precision. I also encourage everyone to check out Becoming the Archetype as well.

This album is tied for my top spot this year along with Disperse. Yet another band that needs to be heard, way to good to go under the radar. If you are like me and want more than music put in front of you on a platter, and want to take that journey, be made to think and challenge your neurological center, you must purchase this release from Hope For the Dying.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Matthew on March 19, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Music is a bizarre yet wonderful thing. A mere conglomeration of seemingly random sounds, it nonetheless affects the emotions and psyche in profuse ways. There are moments when the majesty of music overwhelms the senses and one is simply left awed, stunned by something both transcendent yet strangely physical. For me I can look back at the music that I have cherished and point out aspects of certain songs that have stayed with me. These experiences were often held in the soundscapes of entire works of art, such as Becoming the Archetype's "End of the Age." In other cases they were limited to only a few notes: the opening bars of Coltrane's "Acknowledgement" immediately come to mind. Perhaps this is a roundabout way of coming to the album that is under review, but I think that it helps put this monumental piece of art in perspective. Hope for the Dying's album Aletheia is one of these inspirational pieces of music that help to redefine your concept of music as art.

The album is at once progressive, but not tedious; lengthy, but not overbearing; and aggressive, but ultimately soothing. Aletheia is a mold in which all of the subsequent parts have joined together in harmony to piece together a functional and graceful whole. Guitars, drums, vocals, and keys are all there, but not one is overbearing. Hope for the Dying has somehow taken the shredding of pioneers like Metallica and Iron Maiden, mixed it with the technical aspects of old-school DragonForce and the progressiveness of Dream Theater, and maintained the atmosphere of bands like Opeth. The sound quality of the album is also represented at a high standard. This is immensely improved over their first self-titled EP and even their debut album Dissimulation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Holly on March 22, 2013
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Sorry to sound melodramatic but this is the second album I've purchased from HFTD and I am so in love with their sound, their lyrics, their arrangements, their use of unconventional instruments...EVERYTHING. I consider this album, just as Dissimulation, a piece of art because each song develops in a way that makes you contemplate all of the elements that went into creating it. I also like that the songs are so complex that I can listen to it over and over without getting bored. Love it, love it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rick on February 14, 2014
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So far I am enjoying this MP3 download. The music is fresh and vibrant. It's one of those unpromoted bands that's not played on the Christian Hard Rock interenet radio stations that I listen to, and for the price I couldn't pass it up with the sound that I heard from the samples. A very good Christian Hard Rock music MP3 download.
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