The World Is a Thorn

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The World Is a Thorn is the sound of Jesus leading his flock down a musical path that was built upon the foundations of hedonism and power (as well as a general fondness for the occult) and staging a coup. Rebellion can go both ways, and Seattle's Demon Hunter is as embarrassed as anyone about Christian rock's well-earned reputation for conjuring up lifeless, cookie-cutter slabs of faith-based treacle that carry the weight of a fortune cookie prediction. The band's fifth full-length offering is both composed and volatile. It's a carefully plotted collection of staccato, melodic aggro-hymns that owe as much to early-'90s grunge as they do modern, 21st century ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The World Is a Thorn is the sound of Jesus leading his flock down a musical path that was built upon the foundations of hedonism and power (as well as a general fondness for the occult) and staging a coup. Rebellion can go both ways, and Seattle's Demon Hunter is as embarrassed as anyone about Christian rock's well-earned reputation for conjuring up lifeless, cookie-cutter slabs of faith-based treacle that carry the weight of a fortune cookie prediction. The band's fifth full-length offering is both composed and volatile. It's a carefully plotted collection of staccato, melodic aggro-hymns that owe as much to early-'90s grunge as they do modern, 21st century metalcore, with lyrics that dabble in the same Lord of the Rings-inspired, violent cliches as do their secular neighbors ("I see the weight of hollow death residing in you/Take now your final breath"), but with an outcome that always yields to redemption over damnation. Metal purists needn't be wary of cranking this one up with the windows down, as the performances are as brutal as many of the group's death/power/thrash/screamo metal peers, and as true to the genre's defiant nature as its nihilistic creators intended it to be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2010
  • Label: Solid State
  • EAN: 5099930638723
  • Catalog Number: 16

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Descending Upon Us (5:30)
  2. 2 Lifewar (1:52)
  3. 3 Collapsing (3:38)
  4. 4 This is the Line (3:59)
  5. 5 Driving Nails (4:06)
  6. 6 World Is A Thorn (2:35)
  7. 7 Tie This Around Your Neck (3:29)
  8. 8 Just Breathe - Christian Alverstam (3:55)
  9. 9 Shallow Water (3:43)
  10. 10 Feel As Though You Could - Dave Peters (3:53)
  11. 11 Blood In the Tears (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Demon Hunter Primary Artist
Chris Carmichael Strings
Aaron Sprinkle Keyboards
Björn Strid Vocals
Jonathan Dunn Bass, Group Member
Ryan Helm Guitar, Group Member
Patrick Judge Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Christian Alverstam Vocals
Dave Peters Vocals
Yogi Watts Drums, Group Member
Ryan Clark Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Aaron Sprinkle Programming, Producer, Engineer
Dan SeaGrave Cover Painting
Brandon Ebel Executive Producer
Aaron Mlasko Drum Technician
Troy Glessner Mastering
Demon Hunter Composer
Ryan Clark Art Direction
Matt Carter Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Another Amazing Musical Masterpiece By Demon Hunter!

    I believe I had aleady reviewed this once on here, though it was for the special edition, and that no longer appears to be available. No matter. I will review it again. This is another one of those bands that I have never been disappointed by, and that stands true with this new album. I have been listening to Demon Hunter since their 1st album, and I absolutely love them! They are positively one of my favorite bands! I can relate to some of the lead singer's lyrics too. If you are any sort of rock/metal/hardcore fan at all, I totally recommend this album, or any album by these guys!

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