This Means War

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. Metal Hammer (UK)
    Feb 17, 2012
    70
    Attack Attack! may still be a way behind the big boys, but given what's come before it, This Means War is a real triumph. [Mar 2012, p.99]
  2. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    While this may not make instant fans out of their haters, This Means War will certainly give them something to consider.
  3. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    This Means War exhibits admirable growth.
  4. Kerrang!
    Feb 1, 2012
    60
    As usual, Attack Attack! will polarize opinion but artistically and technically, this is a serious step up. [14 Jan 2012, p.52]
  5. It's basically the third time Attack Attack! have written the same record.
  6. 30
    A deluge of whining that's lyrically incomprehensible and becomes sonically dull after one song.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 9, 2014
    9
    A lot different from what Attack Attack! had done in the past. This is a straight-up metal album. None of the pop style, techno, auto-tunedA lot different from what Attack Attack! had done in the past. This is a straight-up metal album. None of the pop style, techno, auto-tuned music of their past makes it's way onto this album. "This Means War" is heavy, loud, and lyrically strong. It's great to just play this as loud as you can and just let the deep screams and heavy guitar riffs just drown out all of the stress of the day. So if you're looking for a heavy metal album that you can't help headbanging and moshing to, then this is for you. Full Review »
  2. Apr 26, 2013
    1
    Possibly the worst album to come out of metalcore, Attack Attack! released "This Means War" last year to keep themselves relevant amongst thePossibly the worst album to come out of metalcore, Attack Attack! released "This Means War" last year to keep themselves relevant amongst the scene. This album was recorded and mixed by frontman Caleb Shomo who definitely can prove the young can produce quality music on projects that are NOT Attack Attack! The problem with "This Means War" lies with the sole fact that the album feels like it's looping constantly. You will often find yourself thinking you've already listened to the song you are, over and over. Breakdown after breakdown with soul vocals during the chorus, song after song, it gets tiring. The objective of this album was to prove relevance, but instead, killed Attack Attack, showing that open Drop-C breakdown after breakdown isn't whats in anymore. Full Review »
  3. May 23, 2012
    10
    Attack Attack! have had a difficult past, dealing with hater. they have since matured, and outdone themselves with this epic album.

    they have
    Attack Attack! have had a difficult past, dealing with hater. they have since matured, and outdone themselves with this epic album.

    they have now lost most electronics, and autotune, and are now a pure mainstream metalcore band! Calebs new screams will sound strange at first, but they really do grow on you! and his cleans are the best the band have seen to date!

    this album may be plainer and less creative than their previous work, but is their most lyrically strong album, and was all produced by one young 19-year old boy called CALEB SHOMO. truly shows what you can achieve at such a young age.
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