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All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
Winds of Plague are one of the more thuggish deathcore bands around; they're not quite the knuckle-draggers Emmure are, but at the same time they lack Emmure's entertaining lunacy and genuine commitment to fracturing the listener's sternum with downtuned breakdowns and triggered kick drum booms. What they have on their side is chest-beating machismo despite a rotating cast of female keyboard players and a moderate talent for thrashy riffs -- which, of course, they frequently subvert in favor of one-chord chugga-chugga parts that make hip-hop gear-sporting high-school boys bounce around the mosh pit, joyfully punching each other in their neck tattoos. There are some ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
Winds of Plague are one of the more thuggish deathcore bands around; they're not quite the knuckle-draggers Emmure are, but at the same time they lack Emmure's entertaining lunacy and genuine commitment to fracturing the listener's sternum with downtuned breakdowns and triggered kick drum booms. What they have on their side is chest-beating machismo despite a rotating cast of female keyboard players and a moderate talent for thrashy riffs -- which, of course, they frequently subvert in favor of one-chord chugga-chugga parts that make hip-hop gear-sporting high-school boys bounce around the mosh pit, joyfully punching each other in their neck tattoos. There are some surprises here, such as the 90-second spoken word track "The Warrior Code," on which wrestling champion The Ultimate Warrior spews what sounds like the narrative prelude to some video game where you get to play the samurai warrior who's depicted on the album cover. The weird chant on opening track "Raise the Dead," which sounds like a cross between a nursery rhyme and something from a Tim Burton movie, is oddly effective, as are the fake strings on "Monsters." But for the most part, this album is an exercise in adolescent bluster. And if that's all you want from a metal record, it'll make you very happy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2011
  • Label: Century Media
  • UPC: 727701876221
  • Catalog Number: 18762
  • Sales rank: 80,166

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Winds of Plague Primary Artist
Alana Potocnik Keyboards, Group Member
Art Cruz Drums, Group Member
Andrew Glover Bass, Group Member
Nick Piunno Guitar, Group Member
Nick Eash Guitar, Group Member
Johnny Plague Group Member
Technical Credits
Matt Hyde Producer, Engineer
Ryan Kelly Orchestral Arrangements
Chris Rakestraw Engineer
Daniel McBride Layout
Par Olofsson Artwork
Brian Lawlor Orchestral Arrangements
Andrew Glover Engineer
Sid Garcia Engineer
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  • Posted May 5, 2011

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    Music Awesome, But Too Much Language

    I picked this album up on a whim, having remembered their album The Great Stone Wall being pretty awesome, and this album was no different. If I had to say, I think the only thing I didn't much care for about it was that I felt a few of the songs were maybe a bit too excessive on the language perhaps, but it wasn't enough to hinder my enjoyment of the album too much. Words are just words afterall, and some here & there don't bother me much, but I think there's a point where it begins to be too much. If you're sensitive to foul language, I would not recommend this album, but overall though, I feel that this is a pretty cool album.

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