When I Am God

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Aside from the fact that it recycles all five songs from the band's 2006 EP, The Armored March, there's little cause for complaint over Oh, Sleeper's solid full-length debut, When I Am God, which actually brings a little bit of hope to the much discredited post-hardcore scene. Like obvious influences such as Norma Jean and As Cities Burn, this Fort Worth, TX quintet work with the usual metallic hardcore tricks of the trade, but they show a knack for structuring them in meaningful ways, and ensuring that standouts like "Vices Like Vipers," "I Will Welcome the Reaping," and "The Siren's Song" stick like bubblegum in listeners' brains. Their methods are really quite ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Aside from the fact that it recycles all five songs from the band's 2006 EP, The Armored March, there's little cause for complaint over Oh, Sleeper's solid full-length debut, When I Am God, which actually brings a little bit of hope to the much discredited post-hardcore scene. Like obvious influences such as Norma Jean and As Cities Burn, this Fort Worth, TX quintet work with the usual metallic hardcore tricks of the trade, but they show a knack for structuring them in meaningful ways, and ensuring that standouts like "Vices Like Vipers," "I Will Welcome the Reaping," and "The Siren's Song" stick like bubblegum in listeners' brains. Their methods are really quite simple: stay clear of excess technicality and bloated song lengths; fear not the benefits of melody and hot guitar licks amid the necessary vocal grunts and barbed-wire riffing; and make each guitar part counts, regardless of how briefly it hangs around. OK, so the template doesn't hold up all the way through -- "The Color Theft" takes a good while to get cranking, and much of the album's second half falls short of the first's rampant immediacy. But considering that most of When I am God's weakest moments come from the older EP, one can only assume that Oh, Sleeper are getting better at their craft.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Label: Solid State Records
  • UPC: 094639497126
  • Catalog Number: 94971
  • Sales rank: 148,054

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oh, Sleeper Primary Artist
Ryan Conley Drums, Group Member
James Erwin Guitar, Group Member
Micah Kinard Vocals, Group Member
Shane Blay Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Lucas Starr Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Andreas Lars Magnusson Producer, Engineer
Chris Dowhan Engineer
Oh, Sleeper Composer
Micah Kinard Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing Album!

    I bought this album quite some time ago, but it kept slipping my mind to come on here and write a review, and finally I remembered to. This CD is absolutely sensational! It is likely one of the best post hardcore albums I have ever heard, aside from Underoath that is. In fact, these guys are right up there with Underoath in my book. I love absolutely every moment of this CD! It is among one of the most played albums in my collection. I agree with the reviewer from just before me: If you are thinking about buying this album...definitely do it! It's amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing!

    I love this cd!! If your thinking about getting it, DO IT!!!

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