While a Nation Sleeps

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  • Summary: The first full-length studio release in seven years from the Delaware post-hardcore band was produce by band member Chad Istvan.
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  • Record Label: Bridge 9 Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Indie Rock, Hardcore Punk
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  1. Jun 11, 2013
    80
    One of the very few bands that can combine melody with hardcore and make it pack a huge punch, BoySetsFire have crafted another excellent release.
  2. Kerrang!
    Jun 20, 2013
    80
    It works and then some. [1 Jun 2013, p.54]
  3. Jun 11, 2013
    80
    Everything that has made Boysetsfire an essential hardcore band since they formed in the mid-’90s fits into the right spots on this new album.
  4. Jun 11, 2013
    80
    While A Nation Sleeps is typically impassioned, excellent stuff that marries wretched, raw aggression and political indignation with massive melodies that are just on the right side of cheesy.
  5. Jun 11, 2013
    70
    Admittedly, there is probably nothing on While A Nation Sleeps that quite scales the peaks of the their finest works, there is no 'Rookie', no 'My Life in the Knife Trade' but there are plenty of pulse quickening moments for fans and non-fans alike.
  6. Q Magazine
    Jul 10, 2013
    60
    There's something about these piledriver riffs that remains powerful yet lacking in punch. [Aug 2013, p.96]
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