The Official BREAKING BENJAMIN Thread

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Re: The Official BREAKING BENJAMIN Thread

Postby Fish Tacos » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:30 am

Have you ever made a list of your 10 favorite and 10 least favorite lists?

I'm listening to the album on YouTube right now although I think the copy I'm hearing is garbage quality. I enjoyed Dark, Failure, Hollow, Never Again, The Great Divide, Defeated, Dawn. You can count the intros/outros if you want to or not, but I really like that kind of thing and I wish AB would do it just once.

I really like Ashes of Eden. The songs I listed above are enjoyable but a little generic, but Ashes gave me that old BB ballad feel, and (in my mind) I was suddenly 10 years back in a special moment with someone when we'd listen to ballads like Forever and Rain. I'll give it another listen tomorrow too see how I feel about it after it's sunk in a little, but I really only didn't care for 2-3 songs. It definitely doesn't have the same feel as their first three albums but I like it better than Dear Agony.

Ranking it against what I think Ben is capable of rather than on a universal scale, I give it a B.
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Postby BastiMix » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:53 am

I'm somewhat disappointed to be honest. Don't ge me wrong, it's basically a good album, it's exactly what you'd expect from Breaking Benjamin but that is the problem. It's simply another typical BB album. With so many years off the radar and a completely new band I expected something a little bit different, a bit of progress. The songs are still very predictable. Maybe they'll grow on me more in time because as I said before, they are still good, there's just that little something extra missing.
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Postby AB4Lyfe » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:03 pm

The more I listen to the album, the more I think the instrumentals are relatively strong in regards to what BB has put out, but the melodies are vocals are not exactly what I've come to expect from Ben. Overall decent album, but it could have been so much more.

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Postby austinjhnsn » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:29 pm

Personally i love this album. Sure its generic BB most of the time, which is just Ben's way of writing, but its a great comeback and has a few really great songs.
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Postby julio » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:26 am

Generic BB is the way to go after being gone for so long.

They will be rewarded with their first #1 album. I think what is more impressive is how they will set band record the number of copies sold during the first week.

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Postby austinjhnsn » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:44 pm

yeah i didnt really expect them to sell that much, good for them.
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Postby Andy92 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:44 pm

They sold 141,000 albums in the first week. Very impressive.
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Postby Timotheus » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:13 am

Yea, I'm impressed as well. So happy for them!
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Postby endofsilence93 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:02 am

I had this album on replay so much when it first came out. This album was very well done.

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Postby Violent Corpse » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:16 am

Garbage album. Not a single decent track.

I never really could get into them after their debut, though. A couple of great songs here and there, but the albums just keep getting worse.

Of course, that's just me.

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Postby AB4Lyfe » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:38 am

Got to see these guys live tonight. They put on a hell of a show! Had some guest singers for some tracks (bassist, rhythm guitarist, and opening band lead singer), played all the hits, and had a ton of energy. Great band, great show.
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Postby Mr. Slash » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:02 pm

113k views within 16 hours. Seems like BB i still relevant. At least in the states. Tbh I don't know anyone here in Germany who really listens to this band. That new song is pretty solid tho.

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Postby mtshaw3 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:15 pm

The whole new album is pretty good. One band that I love BECAUSE they stay with their token sound. I wouldn't like them nearly as much if they changed their sound.
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Postby Dolo » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:07 pm

Almost felt alsleep listening to it. Glad it lasts only 38 minutes. Is this band capable of writing anything different than the same melodies and alike riffs all the time?

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Postby austinjhnsn » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:29 pm

Gonna have to agree w ya Dolo, it was cool on Phobia and Dear Agony, but that sounds inspired and fresh to my ears. This is too repetitive to be interesting anymore :shrug
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Re: The Official BREAKING BENJAMIN Thread

Postby Fish Tacos » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:18 am

I dig Psycho, Blood and Feed the Wolf which seems the be the general consensus as most people as those videos have the most views from the individual album tracks BB released on their YouTube channel. I could have liked Save Yourself but the lyrics are so fucking emo. The rest of the songs I can't even get into. It's weird because their older albums had tracks I loved with other tracks I enjoyed but played less frequently, the rest of these are just skip tracks for me.
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Postby austinjhnsn » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:20 pm

Ok, I think I like torn in two, but thats about it.
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Re: The Official BREAKING BENJAMIN Thread

Postby AB4Lyfe » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:27 pm

austinjhnsn wrote:Ok, I think I like torn in two, but thats about it.


Damn good track.

Don’t get me wrong I dig the basic premise of BB’s sound, but I need more to the lyrics and need more emotion behind it.
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