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Atlas

October 30, 2012

$9.49
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Sparks
2:18
2
Old Ghost / New Regrets
2:50
3
Dream Run
4:08
4
Wild Eyes
4:18
5
Dark Days
4:05
6
The River
5:27
7
Swing
3:31
8
The Slow Surrender
4:14
9
Atlas
4:08
10
Sleight of Hand
4:27
11
Snake Oil and Holy Water
2:48
12
Blue and the Grey
5:47

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 30, 2012
  • Release Date: October 30, 2012
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Copyright: 2012 Epitaph
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  • Total Length: 48:01
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  • ASIN: B009QSAE76
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,158 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There isn't a bad song on here November 4, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
As the title says, there just isn't a bad song on this album. These guys have been progressing as a band without straying too far from their overall style. I disagree with another reviewer who implied this was akin to the Metallica Black Album. Parkway in no way strayed that far from their original style with this album. If anything, I think it is much closer to Horizons than Deep Blue. I agree with another reviewer who said the last song "Blue and the Grey" is an epic masterpiece that rivals/passes Horizons. I wish Parkway Drive would put out an album full of "last songs" on their albums because it seems they closeout each album with a 5-6 minute masterpiece. Anyways, this album is a no brainer for Parkway Drive fans, and I would highly suggest it as a starting place for anyone new to the genre as well. In my opinion, where Killing with a Smile and Deep Blue are 4/5 stars, this album, along with Horizons, is a 5 star album and their best work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal! October 31, 2012
By Bill
Format:Audio CD
"Fantastic" comes to mind when I think of "Atlas". I had been anticipating this record for a long time. I've listened to Parkway Drive for a couple of years and have loved them ever since I first heard them. I've liked all of their albums. Their sound has changed gradually over the years, but not in any way bad. It's been a refining change, defining who they are, and I think it's great. "Atlas" isn't like "Killing With a Smile", it isn't like "Horizons", and it isn't even quite like "Deep Blue" (for all who have listened to their previous records). There are fast songs, and there are slow songs, but all are heavy like Parkway Drive songs have always been. Winston McCall's screams are better than ever, and the drum and guitar work is great as always. On "Atlas" there are a lot more acoustic/clean guitar sections, and even some orchestrated sections. I think it all ties the moral of the album together.

There are few CDs out there that I can buy, put in, and love right away and listen to over and over again--this was one of them. I put the CD in and really just started smiling because I liked it so much. It starts off much like how "Horizons" and "Deep Blue" started off, with an acoustic part, sort of an introduction to the album. And then it goes in with a bang--a really fast song. The fast songs are distributed evenly throughout the record and intermixed with songs that I might call metal-ballads: they are a little slower, but not boringly slow, and heavy. They're the kind of songs I think are too far and few in the metal genre. Parkway Drive has filled that void.

Any fan of Parkway Drive won't be disappointed with "Atlas", and anyone who has just heard about them, and enjoys hardcore/metal, will like this album. I highly recommend it. It is superbly done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome. November 6, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
This album took me a couple times through before I really enjoyed it. At first, it seemed like any other metalcore album with some "extras" added in (trumpets, orchestra, DJ scratching, etc.). Nothing really "stuck" with me, unlike their previous albums like Killing with a Smile and Horizons. Songs like Frostbite and Idols and Anchors stuck with me after and I was replaying them in my head all day. It wasn't so with this album...at first. However, I sat down and listened to it and appreciated the details. This is a phenomenal album. Blue and the Grey might be my favorite song by Parkway Drive, or by any metalcore band. At first the trumpet sounded "out of tune" and just misplaced. But for whatever reason, the song clicked for me. I absolutely love it. If you don't enjoy the album or any other song, at least listen to and appreciate Blue and the Grey for what it is. It blends trumpet, guitars, deep vocals, pounding drums, together perfectly. The last "third" of the song when the trumpet starts to the end, might be my favorite section of music I've heard in a long time. Do yourself a favor, and the band, and buy this album. It will not disappoint.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Evolution of a Fantastic band October 30, 2012
Format:Audio CD
INcessant personal recollection of how I hot into Parkway Drive incoming, if you want just the review, skip below where I Break down each song. Parkway Drive has been an instant classic in my collection. I acquired Horizons a couple years back and quickly scrambled to get Deep Blue and Killing With a Smile. I am a fan on Metalcore, but I hate how stagnant the majority (not all, some do it well) of the bands become. This band seemed to evolve consistently throughout their career. Each album grows a little more than the one that preceded it, but each are great albums.

I was curious where they would go after Deep Blue, a narrative about a character who realizes the truth behind society and the real intent of an oppressive world and gets taken into the ocean via the undertow to meditate on his thoughts, turning to anger and rising from the water to destroy what he once called home. Atlas is a step in a different, but very welcomed direction. There are some songs that are softer and more melodic, but in no means have they abandoned the heaviness and aggression they have achieved in their sound.

THE REVIEW:

1) Sparks (10/10)- An amazing intro that sets the tone for the entire album both lyrically and musically. To describe it in one word: "Epic" The music fades in with soft and ethereal sounds and acoustic guitar, then flows into a spoken word poem that guides the music into an awesome crescendo and ending with heavy crunches to introduce you to the next Track.

2) Old Ghosts/New Regrets (9/10) - Classic hardcore song. Totally brutal from beginning to end. I'll be saying this a bunch, but the lyrics are much more personal in this album and this song really shakes the foundation with both lyrics and music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another insanely awesome album!
Parkway Drive is a band I feel can do no wrong. Every song on this album is brilliant in my opinion and I could listen to it over and over again without tiring any track. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars Atlas does not disappoint.
Love this album, it is one of my favorites, with Dark Days, The River, Atlas and Blue and The Grey being my top songs from this masterpiece. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars A must own for Parkway Drive fans
If you like Parkway and own their other cds, get it. Has a feel that is similar to Deep Blue, but as far as I could tell was not a concept album - that meaning that I didn't find a... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kyle Blackiston
5.0 out of 5 stars PARKWAY..... ATLAS
EVERY ALBUM FROM PARKWAY IS JUST A BRUTIAL PUNISHMENT IN METAL AS YOU'VE EVER KNOWN IT !!!
THIS ALBUM IS MORE POLISHED, YET WITHOUT A SINGLE LET DOWN IN MY EYES... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Thomas L. Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for metalcore fans!
Another great Parkway Drive release. These guys are unique in there sound and are consistent in their badassery. Would love to see them live!
Published 4 months ago by Hiro53
5.0 out of 5 stars Great band, great deal
Well, obviously, if you like the band you like the product. Parkway drive is one of my favorite bands, had to give them a good rating. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Blitz5
1.0 out of 5 stars No quality
Poor manufacture quality. Will scratch on cloth. Other then that sound quality and the music is great. If actual quality is better would be worth the buy
Published 5 months ago by Jp Kewl
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Spectacular
Can't pick a favorite off of this one. Every song is a top notch head-banging, fist-in-the-air anthem of awesomeness. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Prez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd from Parkway Drive
Probably their best. Perfect balance of "brutal" and "articulate passion". You will love it. I think I've worn mine out from playing it so much.
Published 7 months ago by mudslinger
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
At first I was very disappointed in this album. But, listened to it a few times and it isn't too bad. Slow Surrender is a great tune. Killing With A Smile is still the best IMO!
Published 9 months ago by Josh81
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