Volition

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Continuing along with the more grounded approach the band took on 2011's Scurrilous, Protest the Hero return with Volition, an album of driving technical metal that once again puts the Canadian prog metal outfit's considerable musicianship on display. A rapid-fire collection of intricate guitar work and soaring vocals delivered at a breakneck pace, Volition is an album that hardly gives listeners a chance to catch their breaths as it blazes from track to track. At any other speed, Protest the Hero's songwriting might seem sprawling, but given the intensity of their playing, the whole thing comes across feeling fairly compact instead. If there's anything superfluous going...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Continuing along with the more grounded approach the band took on 2011's Scurrilous, Protest the Hero return with Volition, an album of driving technical metal that once again puts the Canadian prog metal outfit's considerable musicianship on display. A rapid-fire collection of intricate guitar work and soaring vocals delivered at a breakneck pace, Volition is an album that hardly gives listeners a chance to catch their breaths as it blazes from track to track. At any other speed, Protest the Hero's songwriting might seem sprawling, but given the intensity of their playing, the whole thing comes across feeling fairly compact instead. If there's anything superfluous going on, it's simply happening too fast to worry about it, and while this means that it takes more than one listen to really take in what's going on, the album is solid enough that a second pass is a welcome proposition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018351423
  • Catalog Number: 35142
  • Sales rank: 22,269

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Clarity (5:32)
  2. 2 Drumhead Trial (4:28)
  3. 3 Tilting Against Windmills (4:14)
  4. 4 Without Prejudice (4:15)
  5. 5 Yellow Teeth (4:09)
  6. 6 Plato's Tripartite (5:22)
  7. 7 A Life Embossed (5:32)
  8. 8 Mist (5:52)
  9. 9 Underbite (3:45)
  10. 10 Animal Bones (4:37)
  11. 11 Skies (6:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Protest the Hero Primary Artist
Ron Jarzombek Guitar, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Kevin Lewis Vocals, Guest Appearance
Rody Walker Group Member
Tim Millar Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Luke Hoskin Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Arif Mirabdolbaghi Vocals, Group Member
Jadea Kelly Vocals, Guest Appearance
John Meloche Vocals
Henry Selva Vocals
Kayla Howran Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jack Clow Vocals
Cam McLellan Acoustic Guitar, Bass
A.J. Kolar Vocals, Guest Appearance
Raha Javanfar Fiddle, Violin, Guest Appearance
Paul Distefano Vocals
Milan Petzelt-Sorace Vocals
Mark Ianelli Vocals, Guest Appearance
Marc Palin Vocals, Guest Appearance
Josh Hainge Vocals, Guest Appearance
Wyatt Schutt Guitar, Guest Appearance
Todd Kowalski Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Jeff Jordan Artwork
Joao Carvalho Mastering
Andy Mack Guitar Techician
Rody Walker Composer, Lyricist
Tim Millar Composer
Luke Hoskin Composer
Moe Carlson Composer
Julius Juice Butty Additional Production
Chris Snow Digital Editing
Jason Dufour Engineer, Digital Editing
John Meloche Layout
Anthony Calabretta Engineer, Additional Production
Cameron McLellan Producer, Engineer
Aaron Marshall Sonic Guidance
Jack Clow Drum Technician
Cam McLellan Composer
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