Tear The World Down - We Are The Fallen

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. [Moody has] created a record that could have been released in 2005 instead of one that sounded just a bit like 2010.
  2. Smithson's voice shines over Moody's familiar stew of metal riffs and gothy strings. Too bad the subject matter seems cribbed from a teen's Tumblr.
  3. Nothing here grabs you as immediately as "Bring Me To Life" did. Still, the group's pummeling disco-grunge version of "Like A Prayer?" Totally awesome. [May/Jun 2010, p.100]
  4. While the 12 tracks here are built around conventional nu metal structures, what unexpectedly rolls out is a stubbornness and increasing force never present with Evanescence.
  5. We've been left with a blatant emulation of a tired sound by a band that seems so uninspired that they couldn't even be bothered to make enough effort to differentiate their own songs from one another.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    While not as gripping as Moody's earlier band, Evanescence, there's something about We are the Fallen that makes them addictive. Perhaps it is the rawness that comes from the lead singer's voice. Perhaps is it the way in which Evanescence had been missing from the music world for about a year due to line up changes by the time Tear the World Down came out. But with tracks like Paradigm, Sleep Well, My Angel, and Burn, it's easy to see that this band is more than a reproduction of Moody's former act. There is a new vitality brought to the styling by Simon's voice. Haunting and evocative. An Alto that suits the nu metal stylings of We are the Fallen. Full Review »