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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the metalcore quintet was produced by the band's guitarist Adam Dutkiewic.
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Alone I Stand
A day of great tribulation is upon us. A time of deception conflict and unrest. I will not cower in fear and submission. I will hold my ground and... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Mar 10, 2016
    80
    Despite still occasionally erring towards po-faced earnestness, his [Jesse Leach's] impassioned and fiery performance ensures that Incarnate is a brash reaffirmation of this band’s superiority over their peers.
  2. Mar 10, 2016
    80
    It all sounds compellingly real; guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz adds brain-splitting riffs, and the rhythm section of Mike D’Antonio and Justin Foley locks it down hard.
  3. Kerrang!
    Mar 10, 2016
    80
    There's moments of chain-breaking experimentation sewn throughout. It's not going to freak out anyone accustomed to KsE's meat, but it's definitely sharpened and refreshed what they're serving up. [12 Mar 2016, p.50]
  4. Alternative Press
    Mar 10, 2016
    70
    A fully developed, worthwhile offering of Killswitch Engage's monstrous metal. [Apr 2016, p.102]
  5. Mar 10, 2016
    70
    As a whole, Incarnate improves on the creativity and restlessness offered by Disarm the Descent. There is a lot more ambition, confidence and above all, passion here.
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  1. Mar 13, 2016
    10
    For having just gotten into Killswitch Engage, I really enjoyed this album. As for my favorite songs, it is very hard to decide since IFor having just gotten into Killswitch Engage, I really enjoyed this album. As for my favorite songs, it is very hard to decide since I enjoyed every single song. But if I were to pick a few, I would suggest Strength of the Mind, We Carry On, and Embrace the Journey...Upraised. Expand
  2. Jun 5, 2016
    9
    Killswitch Engage's Incarnate really reflects why they've been labelled the 'masters of metalcore'. This album is certainly at the peaksKillswitch Engage's Incarnate really reflects why they've been labelled the 'masters of metalcore'. This album is certainly at the peaks alongside Alive or Just Breathing, End of Heartache and Disarm the Descent. Whilst this is a brilliant album, a couple of songs try but don't quite achieve what you'd want them to. However this album contains some incredible tracks, with this arguably being Jesse Leach's best vocal performance to date. Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2016
    8
    I've been listening to KSE since I've started listening to metal , huge fan of As Daylight Dies ( Howard Jones then) ....came back in the theI've been listening to KSE since I've started listening to metal , huge fan of As Daylight Dies ( Howard Jones then) ....came back in the the game with Disarm The Descent, that one ...yup a great album too....still staying strong in the metal scene with Incarnate's release.. Expand
  4. Mar 13, 2016
    8
    Incarnate may feel like another typical Killswitch Engage record at first, but in the end it manages to be their best record since As DaylightIncarnate may feel like another typical Killswitch Engage record at first, but in the end it manages to be their best record since As Daylight Dies. Jesse’s fantastic performance and the excellent songwriting help give this record weight. Even after seventeen years, Killswitch Engage still manages to prove why they are one of the better metalcore acts out there. Even though the members themselves are aging, their music still manages to sound refreshing, and Incarnate still manages to continue that trend. With their feet planted on solid ground, it’s now a matter of what exactly will they do for their next album. But until then, we will be more than happy to listen to this for the days to come. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2016
    8
    This is an album I enjoyed listening to I haven't always been the biggest Killswitch Engage fan but this album for me was something differentThis is an album I enjoyed listening to I haven't always been the biggest Killswitch Engage fan but this album for me was something different and is a fully enjoyable album. If anyone is to thank for getting me into this band it is CM Punk his old WWE theme of This Fire Burns did it for me. Expand
  6. Aug 11, 2016
    6
    Jesse's performance is fantastic and saves this album from a lower score. I was excited by the teaser tracks but for me they're the onlyJesse's performance is fantastic and saves this album from a lower score. I was excited by the teaser tracks but for me they're the only highlights of an album that we've simply heard before from KsE. Expand
  7. Mar 13, 2016
    5
    I may be their music and you can listen to them well. But the most recent album is only average for me. It sounds to quickly become familiarI may be their music and you can listen to them well. But the most recent album is only average for me. It sounds to quickly become familiar and hardly offers variety.
    I want a real firecracker.
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