Tear The World Down

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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  1. Dec 27, 2016
    10
    One of my all-time favorite albums, the songs here are well-crafted, deliver emotionally powerful and relatable messages. Sonically the album is quite perfect, with the mix allowing for all instruments (including the bass!) to be heard clear and none overpowering one another. Carly Smithson's voice is stellar, and the album does fantastic at flowing from beginning to end.

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    One of my all-time favorite albums, the songs here are well-crafted, deliver emotionally powerful and relatable messages. Sonically the album is quite perfect, with the mix allowing for all instruments (including the bass!) to be heard clear and none overpowering one another. Carly Smithson's voice is stellar, and the album does fantastic at flowing from beginning to end.

    Balancing between hard rock (see Bury Me Alive) and moody quieter pieces (see Sleep Well My Angel). I enjoyed and can listen to every song on this album over and over without a decrease in interest of liking, and cannot say the same for any Evanescence album. It's hard not to talk about them when reviewing this album/band.

    Amy Lee and Carly Smithson have very similar voices, and with Ben Moody coming from Evanescence and bringing with him the same musical style, it's hard not to compare the two bands. However, I have never enjoyed every song on an Evanescence album, and here it seems they took the best work of Evanescence and reworked it into a new band on a debut album.

    The ONLY thing I don't like about this album as that it's the only one by We Are the Fallen. Supposedly a follow-up album was being worked on in 2012 just after the live release of Cirque de Damnes, but the band has been quite on every social platform and media presence since, which is a shame because they had a lot of potential.
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  2. Nov 7, 2011
    9
    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,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. Expand
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Revolver
    60
    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]
  2. [Moody has] created a record that could have been released in 2005 instead of one that sounded just a bit like 2010.
  3. 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.