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This World Is Not My Home

Onward to OlympasAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Onward To Olympas first charged onto the scene in 2010 with the release of their debut album This World Is Not My Home and followed it up with their sophomore album The War Within Us in 2011. OTO worked hard to meticulously cultivate their sound, blending progressive metal, straight hardcore, and elements of death metal. With their third release Indicator Onward to Olympas gave us their ... Read more in Amazon's Onward to Olympas Store

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  • Audio CD (January 19, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Facedown
  • ASIN: B002ZCD97C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #355,686 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Unstoppable
2. Enemies
3. Overcoming
4. Her Best Words Were Goodbye
5. Don't Cry To Me
6. Sink or Swim
7. Awake in a Dream
8. Presence at the Funeral
9. The Lost Generation
10. This World Is Not My Home

Editorial Reviews

Coming up among such North Carolina bands as Between the Buried and Me, Beloved, and He Is Legend gave the members of Onward To Olympas an appreciation for an array of genres. Since their formation in 2008, OTO has meticulously cultivated their sound, blending progressive metal, straight hardcore, and elements of death metal. That the band can indulge all their musical proclivities, yet produce such consistent results, while making it seem easy is a testament to their craftsmanship. Says vocalist/guitarist Justin Gage, We like the challenge of including all the genres that we most enjoy without making a song sound like it is being performed by three different bands.

On their new album This World Is Not My Home, recorded with Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, For Today) Onward To Olympas make sure to bring the intensity, effortlessly melding melodic singing with thick metal-core screams, occasionally bringing a little old school back to the table with crisp gang vocals. The album is polished and impressive, and will be available on Facedown Records January 19, 2010.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Christians Rock! June 13, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This album was very impressive! It's an intense blast of solid Metalcore for fans of All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, and As I Lay Dying, but it's different than all of those bands. They will surprise you with an array of vocals from clean and melodic all the way down to an almost Death growl. The guitar is mesmerizing and quite talented. Not as original as some, but better than most, so if your in to metal this is not a waste of money. The song structures are not simple but still catchy, and the best part is that every song is refreshing because they don't all sound the same!
All of the songs have good metalcore growls, but at one point on most songs you will hear a good backup singer with a clean voice that carries well. The first song, Unstoppable is, well, unstoppable and opens the album fast and brutal, but still catchy. The breakdowns are not overdone, but still brutal, especially on the last song, This World Is Not My Home, which also sports some female vocals that successfully winds down the album proving that they are mature song writers and the structure of the album is well thought out. Some other notable songs are "Her Best Words Were Goodbye," "Overcoming," and "Awake In A Dream," but there are no fillers on this album. It's all good.
Pretty much what I'm saying is that this band has everything a good Metalcore/Deathcore band should have, plus a good message. Onward To Olympas is sure to go far with this incredible debut album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Onward to Olympas is good as ever. June 30, 2014
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So good. Yes. Such mosh. Very wow.

Seriously, though. Fantastic album. Positive lyrics, brutal instrumentals. If you're looking for hardcore, here it is.
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4.0 out of 5 stars metalcore with elements of death metal February 4, 2012
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Onward To Olympas is a metal-core band from North Carolina who is influenced by Between the Buried and Me, Beloved, and He Is Legend. Since their formation in 2008, they have cultivated their sound, blending progressive metal, straight hardcore, and elements of death metal.

Justin Gage (clean vocals & guitar) states "We like the challenge of including all the genres that we most enjoy without making a song sound like it is being performed by three different bands." The album was recorded with Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, For Today) in order to bring out their intensity. The vocals are mainly metal-core screams by Kramer Lowe, but also feature gang vocals and clean singing. The guitar work is much more technical than I have come to expect from most hardcore/metalcore bands.

Increasingly I find that bands tend to put their trademark songs at the start of an album and leave the more adventurous ones until the end. Yet again this means that it only starts to get interesting in the last three tracks. There is an outstanding guitar solo and great interplay of screaming and clean vocals in `Presence at the Funeral'. The lyrics in `The Lost Generation' are "I know you're mad at every possible thing/that's what gives you so much hate/I know we aren't all perfect in this world/But why have you chose to act like this/You think its right to be evil inside/But let me tell you something/Wake up you're not that tough".

Finally, we have the title track which has a lot more clear vocals "This world is not my home/ I'm only here to share the message/ this world is not my home/ I live behind the gates" and also feature guest vocals by Taisha Beathea of Carson.
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