Tracing Back Roots

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  • Record Label: Equal Vision
  • Genre(s): Punk, Emo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk, Metalcore
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Hope
Yeah Sometimes I feel so wrong Like I'm being held down I feel my heart like a rock, it's sinking These days can get so dark Like an eclipse in the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Alternative Press
    Aug 21, 2013
    80
    They are definitely good enough to keep fans of modern heavy music pleased with the genre's continued vitality. [Aug 2013, p.83]
  2. Kerrang!
    Aug 21, 2013
    80
    Their most accessible album to date. [20 Jul 2013, p.54]
  3. With Tracing Back Roots, We Came As Romans have shown just enough progress to make me believe that LP4 could be the game changer they’re looking for.
  4. Q Magazine
    Aug 21, 2013
    60
    Both sides [metal and pop] work well individually, but bolted together it sounds confused. [Sep 2013, p.100]
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  1. Sep 9, 2015
    8
    This album is definitely not WCAR's best but not their worst. I personally think it's pretty good. It blends a more pop focused voice with aThis album is definitely not WCAR's best but not their worst. I personally think it's pretty good. It blends a more pop focused voice with a heavy aggressive sound that ranges for all audiences. However, I feel a lot of the songs portray no emotion and were written to meet a deadline for album production. The song that truly stands out to me is ghost. I feel that both Fade Away and Never Let Me Go were made simply to be commercialized and to make money and are the downfalls of the album. Expand
  2. Jun 12, 2015
    7
    Strange that this hasn't had a rating yet. Figured I'd give it one. Not a bad album here by any means but it's certainly got as good as theirStrange that this hasn't had a rating yet. Figured I'd give it one. Not a bad album here by any means but it's certainly got as good as their first two. Overall I give it about a 7.2/10. "Ghosts" and "Present Future and Past" are probably We Came As Romans's best songs ever. Sadly a lot of the rest of the album felt like filler. And one of the tracks ("Fade Away") is just awful. Kinda sounds like Nickelback. Overall if you're a WCAR fan, you'll probably love this. I just wish it would've been a little heavier and a bit more complex. I miss the epic guitar riffs and orchestral instruments that were present in the first two. Expand