The Official RED thread!!!

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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Timotheus » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:32 am

I'm not gonna lie, after listening to those previews I'm really looking forward to listening to this album tonight.
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby AB4Lyfe » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:45 pm

Falling Sky is simply amazing
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Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:15 pm

AB4Lyfe wrote:Falling Sky is simply amazing


Like I said, Duane!
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Rosenblaetter » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:41 pm

I agree with the soundtrack impression - it's amazing how naturally they add strings and make the music big. Intro is absolutely beautiful...
Having said that... I feel it's a bit style over substance - if you take out all the orchestration and noise, or you don't listen to the whole album - there isn't much left. Hooks, melodies -all are rather forgettable and predictable. You can enjoy the album while you listen to it - for sure, but it doesn't hold you prisoner when you turn the music off.
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Andy92 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:22 pm

I pretty well agree with that. I enjoyed the album as a whole but didn't find myself craving to listen to a specific song again. It's a vast improvement over their previous album, but it doesn't have the "stuck in your head" melodies of the first couple records. I still think it's very well done though.
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Fish Tacos » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:54 pm

@Rose

That was my impression several tracks in as well. A lot of the random screaming kind of takes it down a notch for me too.
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Micky » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:31 am

I see the album as a story. Like a concept album about a man's descent into madness and struggle with his inner demons until he's able to realize who he is as he begins his journey back towards the light. The album gets darker and darker until you hit "The Forest", then the album seems to show more and more of a light to it and Ascent is the most beautiful instrumental I've ever heard.

I loved this album. Their may not be many standout hooks or anything, but to me this is the album I always wanted from Red. It tells a story for me and helps me genuinely appreciate a lot of aspects in my life.

My favorite songs off of it:
The Ever
Falling Sky
Darkest Part
Yours Again
Part That's Holding On
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Andy92 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:56 am

I do think it's their most experimental endeavor which I appreciate. It's a good album overall.
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby The DIsposable Hero » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:48 pm

I don't see the album on Spotify at the moment, but I'm already hyped from reading these responses!!!
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Andy92 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:51 pm

They took it off Spotify a day or two ago. Must have been uploaded by mistake. If you have Spotify premium and saved it to offline mode it's still their though lol.
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:10 pm

I remember when I was discussing the album with Duane this is what I ended up giving the songs; or similar ratings anyways (I ended up deleting my PMs a few days ago as it was full so this is all from memory);

1. Descent - 2/5
2. Impostor - 5/5
3. Shadow and Soul - 4.5/5
4. Darkest Part - 5/5
5. Fight to Forget - 4/5
6. Of These Chains - 2/5
7. Falling Sky - 6/5
8. The Forest - 2/5
9. Yours Again - 4/5
10. What You Keep Alive - 4/5
11. Gravity Lies - 3/5
12. Take Me Over - 2/5
13. The Ever - 4/5
14. Part That's Holding On - 2/5
15. Ascent 2/5
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby mtshaw3 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:02 am

Jealous of all of you getting to listen to it already. I can't wait!
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby facelessman07 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:40 pm

I'm anxious to read the song credits and see how much Rauch was involved in the writing process since he's got BB on his hands now

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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Krypticism » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:30 am

My personal scores

1. Descent - 2/5
2. Impostor - 3/5
3. Shadow and Soul - 5/5
4. Darkest Part - 5/5
5. Fight to Forget - 3/5
6. Of These Chains - 4/5
7. Falling Sky - 3/5
8. The Forest - 2/5
9. Yours Again - 5/5
10. What You Keep Alive - 4/5
11. Gravity Lies - 5/5
12. Take Me Over - 4/5
13. The Ever - 3/5
14. Part That's Holding On - 3/5
15. Ascent 2/5

The instrumentals are nice with the whole album, but I already know I'll be skipping around them on the day to day drives. At least they put them as seperate tracks

Of These Chains > Hymn for the Missing

After reading other reviews, I was surprised that I preferred Gravity Lies to Falling Sky. BB riff, 7D prechorus.

I found Take Me Over to be refreshingly catchy. As the upbeat rock track for the album (even though it sounds like Hillsong), it settles with me better than Perfect Life (Modern Skillet writing).

This album is definitely in the right direction. Once I get my hands on a physical copy of this, RTP probably will not be put in my player again. Excellent album

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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby austinjhnsn » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:50 pm

Okay. I need to listen to these guys. what have i been doing with my life. Im missing out on greatness here.
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby facelessman07 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:20 pm

austinjhnsn wrote:Okay. I need to listen to these guys. what have i been doing with my life. Im missing out on greatness here.


You mean you've never heard them before??

Yeah, you've been missing out

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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Andy92 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:35 am

Just skip Release the Panic and listen to everything else.
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:12 pm

Andy92 wrote:Just skip Release the Panic and listen to everything else.


:lol RTP still had some good songs, though, IMO.

Release The Panic
Damage
Love Will Leave A Mark

the rest is bad, though :lol

But yeah the other three are great so listen to them in order.

Personally I think their albums are in this order from best to worst, though.

Of Beauty & Rage
End of Silence
Until We Have Faces
Innocence & Instinct
Release The Panic
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby Andy92 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:20 pm

Innocence and Instinct is still their best imo (can't believe you have it 4th lol). But when you listen to it, make sure you're listening to the bonus track version. It adds about 4 songs but also rearranges the album order a little bit compared to the standard release.
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Re: The Official RED thread!!!

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:28 pm

Andy92 wrote:Innocence and Instinct is still their best imo (can't believe you have it 4th lol). But when you listen to it, make sure you're listening to the bonus track version. It adds about 4 songs but also rearranges the album order a little bit compared to the standard release.


I just can't get into that album as a whole, personally. Maybe it is the tracklist order or maybe it's something else. But when I look at the album; It's nothing but filler to me. There's not a single killer song. But the other albums have much greater amounts of killer songs like EOS only has 2 fillers, UWHF only has 5 fillers, RTP has 9 fillers (that's why it's last), and OBAR only has 5 fillers. IMO anyways.
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