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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Christian metalcore outfit For Today's third full-length offering finds the Iowa-based quintet in fine form, dutifully balancing technical artistry and holy rage. Switching out traditional death metal protagonists (the damned, Satan, various types of slithering Hell spawn) with juiced-up Christian warriors is a neat trick, especially when the music and message retain the volatility and nihilistic zeal of the former. This sentiment is captured sublimely on the brutal opener "Devastator," where the band uses "Hell, fear me/I am the one that will bring you down/And when you fall, feel me/You'll see my face on the battleground" as a rallying cry, and on album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Christian metalcore outfit For Today's third full-length offering finds the Iowa-based quintet in fine form, dutifully balancing technical artistry and holy rage. Switching out traditional death metal protagonists (the damned, Satan, various types of slithering Hell spawn) with juiced-up Christian warriors is a neat trick, especially when the music and message retain the volatility and nihilistic zeal of the former. This sentiment is captured sublimely on the brutal opener "Devastator," where the band uses "Hell, fear me/I am the one that will bring you down/And when you fall, feel me/You'll see my face on the battleground" as a rallying cry, and on album highlights "The Advocate" and "Seraphim," the latter of which boasts the record's most engaging and rousing chorus. That said, like nearly every entry in the modern hardcore metal genre, Breaker eventually becomes of a victim of its own brutality. The constant barrage of staccato breakdowns, overly compressed bass and kick drum drops, and relentless gang vocals that are too often bereft of any melodic or emotional core eventually bring these heavenly foot soldiers back down to earth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • Label: Facedown
  • UPC: 803847109727
  • Catalog Number: 97
  • Sales rank: 54,844

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Breaker's Origin - Jose Palos (0:43)
  2. 2 Devastator (3:38)
  3. 3 The Advocate (3:47)
  4. 4 The Breaker's Valley - Jose Palos (1:30)
  5. 5 Seraphim (3:59)
  6. 6 Arm the Masses (3:03)
  7. 7 White Flag (3:31)
  8. 8 The Breaker's Encounter - Jose Palos (1:36)
  9. 9 Phoenix (3:05)
  10. 10 Psalm of the Son (2:52)
  11. 11 King (4:03)
  12. 12 The Breaker's Commission - Jose Palos (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
For Today Primary Artist
Andrew Dijorio Vocals, Guest Appearance
Shane Raymond Vocals, Guest Appearance
The GUTS Church Choir Choir, Chorus
Bri Wright Choir, Chorus
Jay Pepito Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Will Putney Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Jeremy Comitas Engineer
Sol Amstutz Illustrations
Tom Medvedich Band Photo
Chris Duke Engineer
Jose Palos Poetry
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