Fortress - Protest the Hero

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 132 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 65
  2. Negative: 16 out of 65
  1. [Anonymous]
    Apr 1, 2008
    Awesome. Just awesome
  2. Iggyl
    Mar 31, 2008
    90? Oh man...I hope more critics review this album, because this album doesn't deserve this high rating at all. The band is really good with instruments, but this album is just a mess. It sounds like all the other metalcore bands out there. Full Review »
  3. Srious
    Mar 23, 2008
    Anyone who calls this album "emo" or clearly has no clue what they are talking about. "Emo" has turned into some sort of blanket insult that covers any type of metal that doesn't meet the precise genre definitions as decreed by some closed-minded metal know-it-all. Full Review »