Punknews.org
Cry of the Afflicted - The Unveiling (Cover Artwork)

Cry of the Afflicted

Cry of the Afflicted: The UnveilingThe Unveiling (2007)
Solid State Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: herecomesthereviewsherecomesthereviews
(others by this writer | submit your own)

The Unveiling is the second full-length release for Kelowna's Cry of the Afflicted, but first for Christian heavyweight label Solid State Records. Their approach of mixing metalcore and just enough catchy pop vocals make this album absolutely nothing different than any other band trying to break i.
iTunes StoreAmazon


The Unveiling is the second full-length release for Kelowna's Cry of the Afflicted, but first for Christian heavyweight label Solid State Records. Their approach of mixing metalcore and just enough catchy pop vocals make this album absolutely nothing different than any other band trying to break into the same scene. Each song sounds like a single that you could listen to for day -- or, put negatively, that it sounds pretty much identical to the track before it.

Being a fan of the genre I enjoy the album as a whole, but I did notice after a while that I couldn't tell any of the songs apart. After a couple listens and a struggle I noticed a couple standout tracks, including "The Influence of False Pretense," featuring great dual vocals as well as the guitar-enthused "Anchors." The only downside to "Anchors" is the intro, which is dangerously close to that of Linkin Park's latest single.

The album doesn't have many noticeable flaws, but with only a few good things that stand out it is safe to say that you won't see Cry of the Afflicted being credited as music pioneers any time soon. The Unveiling is an enjoyable CD in the genre, but don't expect anything different from their genre peers.

 


Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
PMAShredder (July 13, 2008)

This review is horrible. If you cannot tell song apart from each other then not only should you not be reviewing music, you also have a horrible ear. That excuse has to be one of the worst I've ever heard. Another thing I hate is when you don't look at an album for what it is instead of comparing it to everything else. And who cares if it fits within a typical genre? If everything was completely original, we'd have a new genre for every band.

cherrycolarain (March 4, 2008)

The cover is just a bad, bad rehash of Underoath's cover.

fallingupwards84 (March 3, 2008)

horrible review

sugarfull (March 3, 2008)

I meant like dumping the whole bottle into another bottle of perfume, and shaking it up.

AlmostPunkEnough (March 1, 2008)

what do you mean sugarfull? a half of Channel, a half of Tommy Girl and a splash of the Elizabeth Taylor shit makes for a delcious shot. AND it makes your piss smells like a whorehouse!!

sugarfull (March 1, 2008)

Mixing religion and metal is like mixing perfumes...just don't.

Adlai_E_Stevenson (February 29, 2008)

This band thought THX1138 was "like, totally dystopian, brah".

nocigar (February 29, 2008)

that girl is on some sort of drugs, obviously.

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go