User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32

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  1. WowBagger
    Oct 15, 2009
    9
    There seem to be a lot of people out there that just don't get this album and give it a low rating because they either don't see its message or are afraid of it. Chester has preempted this and points it out during the course of the record. Mass appeal is not what this album is about, but that doesn't mean it's a niche piece of artwork to be consigned to the failed There seem to be a lot of people out there that just don't get this album and give it a low rating because they either don't see its message or are afraid of it. Chester has preempted this and points it out during the course of the record. Mass appeal is not what this album is about, but that doesn't mean it's a niche piece of artwork to be consigned to the failed "side project" bin. Rather, in time it will become respected, important, and have enduring appeal. As a message to Chester and all those out there that do get the message; keep searching for us, and I'll keep looking for you. Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2012
    8
    Not Freshly prepared but still a worth listening and according to me i will not like to compare this album with linkin park as its not linkin park its DBS .....................Fire and Into You are great songs
  3. AndrewL
    Oct 20, 2009
    7
    Grows on you after a while. This is not Linkin Park or Julien-K. Dead by Sunrise has its own distinctive sound. The ordering is somewhat awkward on the tracks. You'll go from a foot pounding, fast tempo song (Inside of Me) to a ballad type song (Let Down) immediately. The album ends well though. This may not be for everyone but it deserves a chance.
  4. Dec 23, 2015
    10
    Critics are haters! This album contains all the Chester Bennington we could possibly ask for, even not with his original Linkin Park line-up! I hope Dead by Sunrise gets back together soon and comes out with another and many more albums!
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. As a whole, Out of Ashes is a solid record and a fine opening volley for Bennington's solo work.
  2. Bennington and his Dead by Sunrise bandmates (who hail from the electronic rock band Julien-K) also display a deft touch with atmospherics and textures on tracks like "Too Late," "Give Me Your Name" and the goth-tinged "Let Down," among others
  3. The album is oddly inert, lacking both the brute force and big choruses that raised Linkin Park to rap-rock godhead status.