Atlas

  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2012
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
Buy On
  1. Nov 2, 2012
    80
    The album's depth and openness to straying away from typical devices of the genre make Atlas one of the more engaging and thought-provoking metalcore releases amid a sea of the interchangeable riffs and howls of other bands.
  2. Jan 24, 2013
    70
    Atlas is a perfect return to form for Parkway Drive.
  3. Q Magazine
    Nov 21, 2012
    60
    Another dicey sell for the moshers probably happier to indulge in the record's belligerent breakdowns and build-ups. [Dec 2012, p.109]
  4. Alternative Press
    Nov 2, 2012
    90
    Cohesive and engaging throughout, this is the sound of a band at their most fearless. [Nov 2012, p.92]
  5. Lyrically and musically (guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling showcase impressive tapping and riffing throughout), this is Parkway Drive at its best--combining the best elements from its previous albums and expanding on them to create an album that encompasses all your senses.
  6. Nov 2, 2012
    50
    Too bad that, even at its best, this Atlas maps well-trodden ground.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 10, 2012
    7
    There are some minor additions to the band's sound like some symphonic elements, female vocals and scratches in one song, but mostly this isThere are some minor additions to the band's sound like some symphonic elements, female vocals and scratches in one song, but mostly this is the typical Parkway Drive melodic metalcore sound. So this could be a huge plus for the fans, because the band keeps their style, but also It can be a minus for the others, because the band do not evolve much from album to album. Full Review »
  2. Dec 30, 2015
    10
    I loved this album! There are some interesting additions to Parkway Drive's previous works and a variety of sounds throughout the album. ThereI loved this album! There are some interesting additions to Parkway Drive's previous works and a variety of sounds throughout the album. There is a clear style which has evolved but seemingly kept roots from previous albums. Full Review »
  3. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    Extremely diverse and perfectly well-crafted work of art. Parkway Drive has taken a very different turn, but still has their classic metalcoreExtremely diverse and perfectly well-crafted work of art. Parkway Drive has taken a very different turn, but still has their classic metalcore spin. Breakdowns are still brĂ¼tal as **** and melodies are extremely catchy. Full Review »