The Fire

  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2010
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Mar 15, 2014
    8
    This album is well worth a listen, especially if you are into the post hardcore / hard rock kind of scene. The Fire maintains Senses Fails' ongoing commitment to their signature hardcore, metal style punk rock, and delivers both lyrically and musically. This album was the stepping stone between Life is Not a Waiting Room and Renacer, the latter seeming to show how they have evolved as aThis album is well worth a listen, especially if you are into the post hardcore / hard rock kind of scene. The Fire maintains Senses Fails' ongoing commitment to their signature hardcore, metal style punk rock, and delivers both lyrically and musically. This album was the stepping stone between Life is Not a Waiting Room and Renacer, the latter seeming to show how they have evolved as a band, and what is to come in the future. I feel that this album gave them direction and made them who they are today, even if many may disagree.

    The album is not without it's flaws, however; most songs seem almost the same, or at least very similar. I also feel that there is a lot of wasted potential in the songs, and that some could have been slightly more developed. Overall, however, it is a fantastic album, and delivers the way you would expect it to, and I would definitely recommend this to those that like this heavy kind of sound.
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  2. Aug 6, 2012
    6
    Senses Fail returns with another heartfelt angry CD that provides us adults with the feelings we haven't felt since high school and Warped Tour. This album isn't as good as "Let It Enfold You" or "Life Is Not A Waiting Room", but it still delivers.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Revolver
    Nov 1, 2010
    80
    The Fire showcases an immense growth in both the band's songwriting and arrangements, proving that these scenes stalwarts are not about to rest on their laurels. [Nov/Dec 2010, p.98]
  2. Overall The Fire is the essential Senses Fail record to own. Time and time again, Senses Fail proves that whatever doesn't kill only makes you stronger.
  3. Oct 29, 2010
    80
    In refining the band's sound and style so effectively, The Fire is ultimately a resounding success which meets its objectives.