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  • Band members: Josh Gilbert, Shane Blay, Phil Sgrosso, Nick Hipa
  • Summary: This is the debut release for the hard rock band formed by the four remaining members of As I Lay Dying (AILD's Tim Lambesis was arrested for attempted murder in 2013) and Oh, Sleeper's Shane Blay.
  • Record Label: Metal Blade
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Speed/Thrash Metal
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. Aug 8, 2014
    80
    This is an instantly lovable, consistent and convincing debut, brimming with razor-sharp melodies and subtly expressed technical prowess.
  2. Aug 8, 2014
    70
    The fact that this album is full to bursting with ideas means there are almost certain to be missteps, but the likes of acoustic-led snorefest ‘Father / Son’ are thankfully few and far between on this bracing debut.
  3. Aug 8, 2014
    70
    Taken as the debut album from an entirely new band, which it should be, Wovenwar shows great promise, even if it all feels a bit familiar.
  4. 70
    It's a solid first salvo from a band who clearly have the chops to make a serious stir. [Sep 2014, p.105]
  5. Aug 19, 2014
    60
    Wovenwar lack a bit of bite. [26 Jul 2014, p.52]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Aug 10, 2014
    10
    This is one of the best debut albums I have listened to in a long time. I was a fan of As I Lay Dying and wasn't sure what to expect from thisThis is one of the best debut albums I have listened to in a long time. I was a fan of As I Lay Dying and wasn't sure what to expect from this new band. I thought that there would at least be a few filler tracks but was pleasantly surprised to find that there is not a song on this album that does not rock. I you're a fan of alt metal / hard rock (or just good music in general) you should definitely check out this band! Expand
  2. Sep 2, 2014
    7
    Really surprised with how good this album really was. I wasn't expecting much. This is a very solid and powerful debut album. Great jobReally surprised with how good this album really was. I wasn't expecting much. This is a very solid and powerful debut album. Great job musically the only thing I didn't like in some parts were the vocals. In my opinion they were a bit off at times but still great in their own right. It's a pity really that this band will have this "As I Lay Dying" ghost following them because it is a different band with potential and it kind of takes away from them. Very pleasant and interesting album to listen to. Looking forward to new material from Wovenwar. Expand
  3. Sep 8, 2014
    7
    I listened to this album without hearing any of the members contributions in other bands like As I Lay Dying. Despite this I was fairlyI listened to this album without hearing any of the members contributions in other bands like As I Lay Dying. Despite this I was fairly impressed with the band to go on with a new vocalist and form a new band because Wovenwar is completely different. I really like Shane Blay's voice on this album, I think it really suits the music. There are several songs throughout the album that are killer, but its not consistent enough to get a higher score from me. I am looking forward to another album from Wovenwar in the future if they can continue to improve. I highlight the tracks All Rise, Moving Up, Profane and Ruined Ends. Expand