Life Cycles
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Life Cycles

July 3, 2012

  Song Title
Dragon Spell
For Your Health
Bar Fight
Life Cycles
Hidden Lakes
Live a Lie
Room 126
Astral Plane
The Conscience (Bonus Track)

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 3, 2012
  • Label: Fearless Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Fearless Records
  • Total Length: 54:14
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  • ASIN: B0089AEZKO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,954 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Immaculate Experiment July 3, 2012
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Going in to Life Cycles, my hopes were sky-high. I was expecting no less than a wholly inspiring follow-up to 2010's Deceiver, and I am thrilled to say I wasn't disappointed. In an effort that has gone awry for many a band before them, The Word Alive's impressively experimental, yet extremely refined sophomore album can be filed in the thesaurus as the end-all antonym for "sophomore slump."
"Dragon Spell" presents the album with a very eerie feel. The higher production quality than previous works is immediately evident, and contributes to a sound that is as immense as it is ruthless. With lyrics reverberating Deceiver favorites, long-time fans will have a hard time finding anything to their distaste on "Dragon Spell." It serves as a fitting intro, seemingly stating "we haven't forgotten where we came from, but we're not slowing down."
"Wishmaster" demonstrates singer Telle Smith's impressive vocal range, backed by the master of astonishing and stimulating electro-samples. "Entirety" is inarguably driving, as Smith croons "You're all I have." It sports one of the few moments when the sound is cut to nearly exclusively percussion and vocals, and the mastery of byzantine guitar-shredding follows. Lacking a resident keyboardist, "Entirety" and Life Cycles boasts even more haunting electric breakdowns than Deceiver.
"For Your Health" is a standout single, tracked with a very airy and atmospheric, well, atmosphere. Clean murmuring blends seamlessly with heart-beating screams, and the tentative vibe doesn't trip for a moment. Smith proclaims "we are still here," making it clear that The Word Alive will likely be around a while longer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars new metal its good February 22, 2013
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it sounds like prefab new metal corporate stuff - but its so damn good. Their first album has a little bit more variation but this is nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album from great people... July 3, 2012
By D. Lear
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This is definitely the album of the year for the metalcore scene so far...blew my mind and expectations entirely out of the water. This a cool group of guys who are great in person and obviously enjoy what they do.

This album is a great work of art...every track is astonishingly good. The iTunes bonus track "Smoke Monster" is better than the Amazon bonus track "The Conscience," at least in my opinion. But I bought both of them anyhow. None of the songs are a disappointment in the least.

BUY: The entire album. Every song is as good as the last.

UPDATE: I now think that "The Conscience" is better than "Smoke Monster" but the album is so amazing it's hard to put one song in front of the other.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Love the music / hate the vox April 3, 2014
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What's with all the hardcore bands and the awful singer/decent singer routine?
Cookie Monster, mid-vomiting, duets with the guy from Linkin Park or Hoobastank?
Let's put it another way: I love metal and hard rock and I love getting good music deals. I got this for 50cents and I know I got what I paid for. I'd rather listen to a co-worker constantly crack her gum.
One star for the solid sound and musicianship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! March 17, 2014
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I've said it once I will say it again. The word Alive is just amazing and this new album is sick. Go buy a copy and see for yourselves!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated January 1, 2014
By Chelsey
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TWA is so underrated. I saw them in concert a few months ago, and fell in love instantly. This album contains a lot of screaming but also meaningful lyrics and beautiful singing. Worth a listen - try "For Your Health"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album December 4, 2013
By Hiro53
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Yet again they come out with another awesome album. These guys know what they are doing! A must buy now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars buy it. i love this album November 20, 2013
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such a great album. it's my fav of theirs. very heavy. great production. i listen over and over. every song
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Came across this group last week and was taken by storm. Not a huge fan of scream-o, but these guys hit hard and was taken back. Great album that I highly recommend!
Published 10 months ago by Daniel Stevenson
5.0 out of 5 stars KILLER ALBUM! GREAT JOB AGAIN!!
I've owned every album from the Word Alive, and every time I'm very pleased on how much work they put into each of their songs. Heavy hitting and the Screams are great!! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Twisted Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional, uncomprimising quality
Life Cycles is an extremely creative, and emotional album which is great to listen and play along to time after time. Even if you didn't like the old TWA, you will like this. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Shawn
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid album with a unique sound
This was a tough one for me to leave a review for - I wasn't sure if it deserved 4 or 5 stars. It's not a perfect album, and my main dislike is that the songs have a hard time... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Benji
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most amazing Post-Hardcore albums to date
This album blew my socks off, a great follow up of Deceiver. The Word Alive has established a place in my library and my heart. ;) bwahahaha
Published 17 months ago by MrGreedyGnome
3.0 out of 5 stars It's alright
Let me say first that I very much enjoyed TWA's EP and Deceiver. A lot; Casanova Rodeo, Battle Royale (both versions), Epiphany, The Wretched, 2012... Very memorable songs. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Googke101
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
The Word Alive is one of my favorite bands. I loved Deceiver to no end and still listen to it from start to finish without tiring. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Bill
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