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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 2, 2010
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"Attack of the Wolf King" is one of Haste the Days best albums, & one of the best albums of 2010!

Personally I liked Haste The Days 1st 2 albums, "When Everything Falls" was my fav., and didn't like "Pressure The Hinges". I thought "Dreamer" was a better album, but I still didn't like it much. Haste the Day went from being one of my fav. bands, to a a band that I didn't even really like. Well, that has changed! In fact, Haste The Day "Attack of the Wolf King" just may be my new fav. album of theirs! (Although it wasn't when I 1st heard it, it is now).

The music in this album sounds more atmospheric, emotional, & soaring than their previous releases with their new members. (One of their new guitarists is from a band called Phinehas, they're really good, & you can hear his influence in this HTD release). This album also has solos, & shredding, along w/ their breakdowns & choruses. I feel it's an exctiting change to HTD's monotony. You'll hear some higher vocals as well, in part to the new members. In fact only 1 original member remains in HTD for this release.

I would recommend you pick up the standard cd release & skip the special edition w/ the DVD, & save yourself the money. Unless you really want the "Stitches" & "Madman" music videos, & the "Meet Me Halfway" Black Eyed Peas cover song, which you could pick up on iTunes for $1.99/ea. for the videos, & $1 for the track.

Some of my fav tracks are "Travesty", "The place that most deny" (featuring Oh Sleeper's vocalist), "my name is darkness" (tho it's short)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2010
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I had previously listened to American Love and Stitches by Haste the Day, and I enjoyed both songs but I felt like something was missing from those songs which kept me from purchasing their earlier albums.

However, after sampling some of the songs I ultimately purchased Attack of The Wolf King and immediately fell in love with it. The screams and clean vocals of the lead singer are very impressive. The drums and guitar work also go really well in many of the songs.

I recently saw these guys live and they brought it hard. One of my new favorite bands just because of this album.

I would recommend listening to: Dogs Like Vultures, Travesty, and The Place That Most Deny.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2010
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Are these guys serious?! I just bought "Dreamer" not that long ago... (great album by the way) I own all of their albums and they seem to not only get better with each release, but also better each time I listen to each album.... but this album is just ridiculous!! Completely unexpected... very heavy, well thought out, great production, etc... I could go on and on but you would be better off enjoying this album instead of reading my ramblings! BUY IT NOW!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2010
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It's typical for many bands to mellow by the time they reach their fourth or fifth album. Haste the Day buck that trend, choosing instead to charge harder and faster forward, challenging themselves and their listeners to keep up with their musical intensity and ability.

Time has worn well for Haste the Day, in spite of the fact that Mike Murphy remains as the one original member. One can easily make the case that Haste the Day have proven themselves to be a fertile staging ground for innovation, with former band members such as Jimmy Ryan and Brennan Chaulk going on to leverage their talents in diverse directions. At their core however, HTD remain sinewy, visceral, aggressive, no-nonsense, focused, motivated, and dedicated to the glory of God. The message remains, without apology or ambiguity.

Imagine the stage God will give his followers in Heaven to praise him, and Haste the Day will be one of the headliners. God bless--your reward awaits...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2010
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I am a huge fan of Haste The Day and so are all my friends because of me playing it out at work. I've seen them live and they are utmost amazing. I first fell in love with Pressure The Hinges. I hadn't heard of them until that point in their career and I don't care much for their older stuff. When Dreamer Released Haste the Day became my #1 favorite band that album was perfect in every way. The emotions put into the vocals blew me away and the vocal ranges between the high screams and the low screams and clean singing as well were phenomenal to say the least. But anyways, with high expectations for their newest release Attack of The Wolf King I was a little disappointed honestly. Don't get me wrong I'm still a huge fan and I do love the album I just feel its lacking that power, energy and emotion that Dreamer had brought me to love about them. The album starts hard and fast which was amazing the first song i was totally feeling it the second song was pretty good too. I got to around the 4th song in and it started sounding like every song was the same and they just blended together like one big song till you get to about the 7th song where it starts sounding different again. The screams are kind of monotone and dont change pitch very often altho still brutal but kinda emotionless. But I do have to say that I've been forcing myself to listen to the whole album again and again till I can enjoy it thoroughly and everytime i listen it seems to get better. Overall still an amazing album but if your a new fan of Haste The Day I'd recommend Dreamer first to show you what this band is really capable of.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2010
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I've listened to some of Haste The Day's stuff back in the day. I really couldn't get into them that much, however I didn't think they were all that bad. I generally, if we want to stay in the genre/category of music, listen to Underoath, As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, and The Devil Wears Prada...so of course I'm going to give Haste The Day, being in the same genre as these 4 bands, the opportunity again to wooooo me...and they did. Being a man of faith, I can tell you there are certain parts of this album, how everything connects from the lyrics, instruments, and the vocals...it just sounds really inspiring and moving. I wouldn't give this album a perfect score, but I'm going to, because who's perfect anyways? So my 5/5 goes towards meeting my expectations. Great job Haste The Day, God bless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2011
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I was worried when I heard Devin and Brennan left the band. Giuseppe however did a stellar job. His timing and tight chops maintain the high standard Devin spoiled us fans with. Although differences in "Attack of the Wolf King" can be heard from previous HTD releases, they still maintain the core sound and offer a fresh HTD album. Stephen was a great addition after Jimmy left, and with each release, Stephen has only gotten better. HTD reminded me of As I Lay Dying in that each band had a fantastic album that would be difficult to follow. "Dreamer" is a great album and had a unique production quality that I love. I wasn't sure if "Attack" would live up to the heights of "Dreamer", but it might be a tie. Either way, just to get close means it's got to be a great listen! Sadly, "Attack" will be the last of any new HTD albums. To be able to end a career as strong as they have with "Attack of the Wolf King", is something to be proud of.
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on August 23, 2010
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I can't say I'm the biggest Haste the Day fan, but I've been listening to them since WEF. All of us know that many things have happened since then, changes in the lineup, the music, etc.

In my opinion, WEF was a great cd, and everyone reading this will probably agree with me. There were great songs on that cd, and also the CD as a whole was amazing too. This was not the case with PTH and Dreamer. In both cds there were good songs, but none of them were completely good as an album. There were always songs you would skip to get to the "best" part, or just to the next part that is somewhat good or enjoyable.

Attack of the Wolf King completely changed this, and let me start off saying that as I said on the topic: it's FLAWLESS. I've been listening to it for a couple days now, and I don't think I have a favorite song yet (that's just me). What's really awesome about this cd is that, whenever I feel like listening to it, or just any part of it, I have to listen to the cd from the first song, and listen to the whole thing. I feel like it's like a story, or a whole new adventure, that you can't just take one small part of it, but the whole thing, cause if you don't, it's just not the same. Every song has its own touch, its own ingredient to add to the CD, and I can't stop listening to it.

It took me a couple listens to get used to the new sound, cause it's definitely a new sound, but the guitars for example, are way more technical (the other reviewers also mention this), there is a slower/different feel to a couple of the songs (Dogs Like Vultures, Travesty), and the new breakdowns, all of it is just... Amazing. I can't find any other word to describe it.

For the old fans, expect something different, but expect some GOOD stuff. These guys have proven that once again, they are able to create beautiful music. I'm telling you. Ask the rest of the world.
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on July 1, 2010
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"Attack of the Wolf King" is one of Haste the Days best albums, & one of the best albums of 2010!

Personally I liked Haste The Days 1st 2 albums, "When Everything Falls" was my fav., and didn't like "Pressure The Hinges". I thought "Dreamer" was a better album, but I still didn't like it much. Haste the Day went from being one of my fav. bands, to a a band that I didn't even really like. Well, that has changed! In fact, Haste The Day "Attack of the Wolf King" just may be my new fav. album of theirs!

The music in this album sounds more atmospheric & soaring than their previous releases with their new members. (One of their new guitarists is from a band called Phinehas, they're really good, & you can hear his influence in this HTD release). This album also has solos, & shredding, along w/ their breakdowns & choruses. I feel it's an exctiting change to HTD's monotony. You'll hear some higher vocals as well, in part to the new members. In fact only 1 original member remains in HTD for this release.

I would recommend you pick up the standard cd release & skip the special edition w/ the DVD, & save yourself the money. Unless you really want the "Stitches" & "Madman" music videos, & the "Meet Me Halfway" Black Eyed Peas cover song, which you could pick up on iTunes for $1.99/ea. for the videos, & $1 for the track.

The DVD also included a silly, pointless, & stupid "a,b,c's" joke song music video..if you could call it that; as well as a video showing the sites HTD visited around the world while on tour. They spoke a little bit about their beliefs, which was nice, but they hardly showed any stage performances. I was disappointed w/ the DVD portion of the album, & that is why I gave this album 4 stars out of 5, for the special edition. (I would give the standard edition 5 stars)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2011
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Cd is worth listening to. That's for sure. Have always supported Haste the Day and will continue doing so, but this album for me was just a huge disappointment. Everything on it was great and the lyrics are still strong much like their previous albums, but the high pitch singing in place where they would traditionally have heavy breakdowns along with a deep scream accompanied by background vocals is for me what played such a significant role in capturing the moment, the audience, and as well as staying true to themselves as a band that could still pull off metal music and have couple of slow songs blended together. This album however wasn't vocally strong enough for me and started to sound a little more along the lines of some of the mainstream music out in the market today. Guitars are still excellent with solos as one who is a HTD fan would expect, and all the instrumentals are quite good as well. I am just a little disappointed in this album having following and being a HTD fan from the very begging before they released Burning Bridges cd along with seeing them live tons of times, having the ep when it first came out That They may Know you, and altogether if you listen to all their stuff THIS NEW ALBUM DOESN"T EVEN COME CLOSE TO THIER PREVIOUS albums when they are stacked up against one another! This is just my opinion however, and everyone is entitled to theirs whether they agree or disagree with my review. Most Haste the Day fans will still enjoy this CD and is definitely still worth at least listening to for sure, but if you are a fan of HTD's heavy stuff then you might be somewhat disappointed in this album. I am still and will always be a Haste the Day fan and will continue to support them because without a doubt they are all very talented and gifted musicians who work hard at what they do to provide what the fans want regardless of previous and additional band members who are or were apart of this great band! (3.5 out 5 is my official rating for their new cd).
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