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Scurrilous

Protest the HeroAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Protest The Hero have carved an identity for themselves that is so revolutionary within heavy music that to call them “unique” would be like calling Louis C.K. “pretty funny” or the classic “Star Trek” television series “influential sci-fi.” The band effortlessly balances high-minded artistry with wit and whimsy, substantive viewpoints with ... Read more in Amazon's Protest the Hero Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 22, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • ASIN: B004LSJCG0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,620 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Protest comes through with another masterpiece! March 22, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Protest the Hero is one of those bands...when you first hear them, you're not sure what to think because it's overwhelming. The 6 finger tapping verse melodies, Rody's spine-bending vocal range, the list goes on and on. But the more you listen to it, the more you realize that there is a colossal musicality to what they do that transcends all the technique involved. Scurrilous is the album that makes this most apparent. Catchy, memorable, and unforgettable. The growling/screaming is largely gone, and while I occasionally enjoyed the contrast on previous albums I think it was a smart move and a natural progression to their sound. There isn't a weak track to be found on the album, although my favorites are definitely Moonlight, Termites, Sex Tapes, and Tongue-Splitter. Rody took over writing the lyrics and it's great, as things are now very real and it's a lot easier for the audience to identify with what's being said. Overall, this is probably one of my top 10 favorite albums of all time (Kezia also belongs on that list), and an extremely strong record that encompasses much of what this band is truly capable of. 5 stars, gentlemen. Can't wait for the live show in May.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ALL killer, NO filler March 22, 2011
By Nuggeth
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan of metal for as long as I can remember. I am not one of the metal snobs who only likes one genre and trash talks all others. I truly enjoy all types of music as long as it takes talent, passion and originality. I have known about and enjoyed Protest the Hero for many years now but this is their first album that I have really gotten into and it is nothing short of amazing. Every song is filled with killer guitar riffs, catchy vocals and well thought out lyrics. This album definitely has the classic protest the hero sound but there is just something about it that flows much better and seems much more " complete " for lack of better term. I had extremely high hopes for the new Human Abstract album( I don't think they will ever be able to beat Norturne ) and while it was good, it is no where near the gem that is Scurrilous. Do yourself a favor and buy this album and if you have an opportunity go to a live show. Seriously one of the best live metal performances today.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New classic June 3, 2011
By kj77
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I don't generally write reviews, but I had to add my two cents about this album. In my mind, this is by far the most complete PTH release yet (and I loved Fortress) and probably my favorite metal album of the last 3-4 years. Like many albums of the progressive metal genre, it takes several listens to get into. But when you put the headphones on and listen to this album, it is hard to argue that Scurrilous is their creative peak to date. The new lyrics are phenomenal - intelligent, incisive and at times, poignant. And the interplay between the vocal and guitar lines is seamless - this is a fine-tuned machine operating on all cylinders. The rhythms are constantly changing yet catchy as hell. I'm a big fan of Dream Theater, Between the Buried and Me, Symphony X, 3, Into Eternity, etc. To me, this PTH album is the best marriage of nerd rock, virtuoso musicianship, intelligent lyrics but retaining the soul and emotion of the best metal / rock music. Typical progressive bands always seem like they're trying too hard. These songs are very naturally intricate, intelligent, yet visceral at the same time. Absolutely phenomenal album.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fortress pt.2.... 4.5 stars!!!! March 26, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Wow, another fantastic album by otherworldly talents Protest the Hero. The songs here are very similar to their previous album Fortress, but have a more progressive vibe and less super heavy dynamics. That heaviness is still here, growls, screams, math-core chugging craziness, but more subdued than on previous releases. This should get four and a half stars only because Fortress was a musical step up from Kezia, but this is only a small step forward, three years after Fortress, and much of the album sounds lifted from Fortress. The good stuff on this album are some new vocal arrangements and dynamics that really tie songs together, awesome intsrumentation and fantastic drumming. I wish that future vocals include more mid range and low vocals to offset how excellent the higher registers are performed. But all in all, another fantastic album by one of the most talented bands in music today!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is very complex and exciting November 12, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I think it may be the most talented young band of the moment. Evolving their original sound to a little more melodic sound and more progressive . I told a friend that has a cd shop in Barcelona that if he had heard the last cd of PTH and he told me -they was a young band for teenagers metalheads- and I told him we get older and already all the new bands are more younger than us and they could have high quality. PTH is a clear example of very talented young band that although his two previous albums are good with "scurrilous" have touched the sky.I like more this album because it is more serious, mature and growling screamings are gone. A cd that approximates to the musical virtuosity with constant changes of rhythms (that reminds me the Norwegian band SPIRAL ARCHITECT)and a great singer with a versatile voice. The songs are very complex and this makes the cd is one which we must listen attentively sitting or lying on the bed.The production is great. In no time the instruments overlap among them, listening everything perfect.Recommended 100%. Also worthwhile for fans of progressive metal with an open mind.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Questionable
This album is not Protest the Hero's best work. There are a few good moments but I can't really decide if this album was a good purchase or not. The talent is there... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Ryan
2.0 out of 5 stars Had it right
I like this album.. but i simply can't take it seriously. in Fortress, it was Arif the bassist that wrote the lyrics, where as in scurrilous... good old Rody took the wheel. Read more
Published 12 months ago by cam cam
5.0 out of 5 stars Protest The Hero - Scurrilous
Scurrilous is the third full-length studio album by the Canadian band Protest The Hero, it was produced by Julius Butty and released in 2011. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Gentlegiantprog
5.0 out of 5 stars Scurrilous
This an all around great record. From the art work to the songs.
Third studio album of a band that it is yet to dissapoint in any way. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Esteban
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular
This album is jam-packed with catchy technical grooves, sophisticated melodies, complex arrangements, and amazing musicianship. Read more
Published 18 months ago by David S. Patchen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album, different direction
This album is another impressive delivery from one of the most talented bands working today. Their albums show pretty marked differences from each other. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection sounds so good
Perfect. Everything about this album deserves praise. I could write a long review but it would be pointless. Just buy it and you'll know what I mean. Read more
Published on April 4, 2012 by B. Studer
4.0 out of 5 stars There's always room for new, Amazing, MUSIC
It keeps me amazed, after 40 years listening and buying records, that you're always able to find bands that you're totally unfamiliar with. Read more
Published on November 11, 2011 by Paul Ristoja
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Love this band! Like jazz for metal. It's too bad that the world will never understand it. Oh well, more for us.
Published on October 9, 2011 by Jacob Stambaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! Scurrilous is their best yet.
I know everyone loved Fortress, I did too. It's one of my top 5 favorite albums. However, I now believe each new release from Protest has topped the last. Read more
Published on July 20, 2011 by Music fan
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