This Means War

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6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
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  1. 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 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 likePossibly 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. Expand
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60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  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. 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]
  3. 30
    A deluge of whining that's lyrically incomprehensible and becomes sonically dull after one song.