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4.3 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings

Excited for the new cd

Mediaguy79

I love what I am hearing with the two songs

Half and Half: Backer Review

TPMR7196

As a backer to this album, I have some early information for you all. First off, I love every album of theirs from Last Chance to Breathe through Breathe Again, with Breathe Again being my favorite album and song by them. That being said, this album seems to have fallen a bit flatter than the rest while still being enjoyable to a good degree. Maybe it was the less-than-2-year gap between this album and the last, but I’m not feeling it as much OVERALL due to the large amount of slow tracks. Enjoy this album as you please, but these are my 2 cents on each track.

Overall Rating – 6.5/10 Too many slower tracks that didn’t match up to their previous works. Worth checking out though. I recommend Silence, I Will Not Fade, Stronger, and Pages of the Past.

This Is Not the End – 7/10 This album’s “Beyond the Stars” (That’s a good song). Even so, this does nothing to distance itself from that song. Not a great album opener.
Stronger – 8/10 Even with the slower verses and slightly lacking chorus, the instruments hold it up very well. Final chorus is excellent!
Dying Without You – 7/10 A more Hard Rock-sounding song that doesn’t do much to stand out. Not bad at all, though.
Silence – 10/10 Definite favorite! This was the first song I heard from this album and was hoping for more like it. For the most part, that didn’t happen.
I Will Not Fade – 9/10 Other than the chorus feeling a little lacking, very good song!
Remember the Memories – 5/10 Obligatory slower song. Nothing special but better than the album closers.
Pages of the Past – 8/10 Most unique song off the album due to lots of experimentation. Retains a good amount of heaviness as well.
The Light – 6/10 Slower song that retains the power of the rest of the album. Doesn’t stand out as much as their previously similar songs.
Sleepless Nights – 2/10 Less powerful “Take My Breath Away”. Not really important and singing ends around the 3-minute mark.
In My Sight – 3/10 Same as above except it has singing throughout and a little more power near the end.

still doing it!

Shawn Ames

Spoken continues to be that one band you can count on to quietly release the most powerful music. Loving it!

About Spoken

Christian heavy rock band Spoken formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1996. Initially, the trio of friends -- Matt Baird on vocals, Scoop Roberts on guitar, and Isaiah Perez on drums -- had a nu-metal sound, which they debuted in 1997 on their first album, On Your Feet (Metro 1 Music). Second LP ...What Remains, was similar, but it wasn't until their third (and final) record for Metro 1, Echoes of the Spirit Still Dwell, that they began to get much heavier. Metro 1 released a Greatest Hits collection in 2001 before the band signed with Tooth & Nail. They released three albums for the Christian label, each time evolving their style further: first with a screamo/pop-punk vibe (2003's A Moment of Imperfect Clarity) and then to melodic hard rock (2005's Last Chance to Breathe), until going full Linkin Park for 2007's self-titled release. After leaving Tooth & Nail, they re-released Echoes in 2008 and emerged from a short hiatus in 2013 for Illusion (E1 Music), their first album of new material in six years. A successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015 helped the band release their eighth album, Breathe Again, on Artery Records. In early 2017 the band dropped a pair of singles, "I Will Not Fade" and "Stronger" in anticipation of the release of their aptly named ninth full-length, IX, which arrived later that September. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

ORIGIN
Nashville, TN
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1997

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