Fortress

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Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 140 Ratings

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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the post-hardcore/metal band from Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

Top Track

Addicted To Pain
[MusixMatch] Tell me how it feels to live a lie Tell me do you know that it won't ever be the same You can't deny, the house of cards just hit the... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. The follow-up [to "Kezia"], Fortress, mines similar territory but cranks the ferocity even higher.
  2. It's a scarily mature album for a bunch of 21 year olds to have recorded, and the pairing of its ambitious lyrical concepts and motivated songwriting is something to be admired.
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    What makes Fortress much more than just a chain mail-clad sweep-picking clinic is the band's ability to weave bold melodies into the album's thudering riffage. [Feb 2008, p.116]
  4. Despite the fact it can get a bit homogenous and maybe a tad over-the-top with its concept, Fortress is one of the most entertaining metal albums I’ve heard in a long time.
  5. Fortress stands out as gratifyingly heavy and heady.
  6. Protest the Hero is having fun with their creativity here, and Fortress is a better album for it.
  7. Protest the Hero suck off the idea of metal tropes and also think they have a sense of humor.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 66
  2. Negative: 16 out of 66
  1. AlexandreM.
    Mar 25, 2008
    10
    Absolutely insane from beginning to end. A breath of fresh air in the metal universe.
  2. JerM.
    May 8, 2008
    10
    I love how people criticize an album for its "emo" vocals etc. In order to properly judge an album and give it an unbiased rating people I love how people criticize an album for its "emo" vocals etc. In order to properly judge an album and give it an unbiased rating people can't go into the review expecting something or alreay labelling the artists. Meerely listen, observe, and state your opinions and above all, know what you're talking about before you give something a mediocre rating. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Apr 1, 2008
    10
    Awesome. Just awesome
  4. ZackB.
    Apr 9, 2008
    9
    Protest have achieved a monolith of a metal album. Creative melodies and catchy hooks, adeptly weave into an insanely technical web of Protest have achieved a monolith of a metal album. Creative melodies and catchy hooks, adeptly weave into an insanely technical web of high-energy musicianship. They soar high above the sea of mediocrity that is currently the contemporary metal scene. Expand
  5. EddM.
    Apr 2, 2008
    8
    Although the 90% average is slightly high, this is definately an album well worth listening to for fans of metal, protest, or for people who Although the 90% average is slightly high, this is definately an album well worth listening to for fans of metal, protest, or for people who just want to try something new. Expand
  6. ChrisN.
    Mar 24, 2008
    4
    Too much noise, anything "visionary" about this album is drowned out. It's almost impossible to listen to; I really don't get all Too much noise, anything "visionary" about this album is drowned out. It's almost impossible to listen to; I really don't get all the excitement. Also, Franklin T needs to get a life and move out of his mom's house. Expand
  7. FelipeP.
    Feb 29, 2008
    0
    the voice is horrible, and it's emo...

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