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Unread 10-23-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
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Oh, Sleeper - When I Am God

01. Vices Like Vipers
02. I Will Welcome the Reaping
03. We Are the Archers
04. Charlatan's Host
05. The Siren's Song
06. The Color Theft
07. To Flagship
08. His Name Was Bishop
09. Building the Nations
10. Revelations In the Calm
11. The End of a Dark Campaign
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And in despair I bowed my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor does He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”

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Unread 10-23-2007, 10:07 PM   #2
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Suggested guide for voting
10 - Amazing CD. Everyone should own it.
9 - Among the best of the year.
8 - One of the top CDs around, but could have been improved in a few places.
7 - Not a bad CD, but could have been better in a number of places.
6 - Pretty good for it's genre, but overall it's only acceptable.
5 - Decent CD, but only if you're a big fan of this genre.
4 - If you love this band, you'll like this CD. Otherwise, probably not.
3 - If you're a fan of this genre, the CD is barely acceptable.
2 - If you're a big fan of this band, this CD is tolerable.
1 - Even if you like this band, you won't like this CD.
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And in despair I bowed my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor does He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Unread 10-24-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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9 or 10...

OH MAH GAWSH. This cd is ridonkulous.
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Unread 10-25-2007, 09:47 PM   #4
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Okay, a more detailed review.

This is one of the best heavy cds to come out this year, easily. It's one of my favorite cds of this chaotic style....going this way and that, not overpolished, but still well recorded. The vocals are excellent. The guitarwork makes my eyes cross. The drumbeat on the intro to Charlatan's Host is a pain in the nervous system, and to be fair, when I paid attention to it, the bass sounded cool to. Especially on a certain transition...

Part of me wants to give this a 9 because 5 of the 11 songs were on an e.p. already, but it's too good. Better even, in my opinion, than The Chariot's "Fiancee" (I doubt many of you will like Micah more than Josh, though). Though let me be very clear in saying that they are two totally different cds...that's just the closest one I could think of right now (that came out this year).

This band actually has a sound quite their own, to me. I've heard similar sounding bands before, but nothing quite like this. They're a medley of many influences. And together they form a gloriously brutal symphony...So let us welcome to the top tier of heavy christian artists....Oh, Sleeper.
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Unread 11-15-2007, 10:06 PM   #5
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10. What he said. ^^^^ They pwn.
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Unread 11-20-2007, 06:57 PM   #6
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So I bought this. Its half screamo, and the other half who-knows-what. I liked the first song, but not a whole lot of the others. But its not terrible. At least a 4.
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Unread 11-21-2007, 01:50 AM   #7
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I give it an 8. It kind of reminds me of As Cities Burn's first album.
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Unread 11-21-2007, 07:42 PM   #8
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When you call anything with harsh vocals "screamo", it makes as much sense as calling anything with distorted guitar "heavy metal".

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Unread 11-21-2007, 08:34 PM   #9
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I finally got this, thought I have only got to listen to the first 3 songs, and it might be a little while before i actually give it a thorough listen.
But, by the first 2 songs, I thought it was awesome! I love it.
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"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor does He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
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Unread 11-21-2007, 10:11 PM   #10
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Okay, a more detailed review.

BLAH, BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.

...So let us welcome to the top tier of heavy christian artists....Oh, Sleeper.

Exactly.

I am floored by this album everytime I listen to it. Charlatans Host, The Siren Song, Vices like Vipers... You just dont get better than that.

Great music, from an obviously talented group of musicians. I more than look forward to a second full length.
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Unread 11-22-2007, 08:35 AM   #11
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Exactly.

I am floored by this album everytime I listen to it. Charlatans Host, The Siren Song, Vices like Vipers... You just dont get better than that.

Great music, from an obviously talented group of musicians. I more than look forward to a second full length.
Yeah...I like them too.
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Unread 11-22-2007, 09:23 PM   #12
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I've been listening to this a lot today, I can't put it down.
Its gets a 9, excellent, excellent album.

Highly recomend it to fans of August Burns Red, Chiodos, Underoath (I don't know why, but thats who I think of when I listen to them).

Beautiful stuff on this album.
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"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor does He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
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Unread 11-22-2007, 09:42 PM   #13
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Underoath (I don't know why, but thats who I think of when I listen to them).
That's because there's a lot of those...."eeent" guitar sounds.

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Unread 11-26-2007, 03:26 PM   #14
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I would have given it 10 (and probably should have done) but for the same reason as Mr. Claw.

Definitely my favourite band, lyrically it is so incredibly uplifting without being obvious or cheesy. I'm still hearing the odd line which just jumps out at me and absolutely floors me. Musically, although it generally follows a tried and tested format, it is actually very original in many respects and manages to avoid sounding cliched at any point.

I would pay a lot of money to see this band play in England

P.S As I'm here, and some of you may be guitarists, can I direct you to this thread - http://www.christianguitar.org/forum...08#post3109808 Kthanx
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Unread 11-29-2007, 05:00 PM   #15
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So I bought this. Its half screamo, and the other half who-knows-what. I liked the first song, but not a whole lot of the others. But its not terrible. At least a 4.
I wouldn't call it screamo, man...screamo, from what I've experienced, usually means there's mostly singing with background screaming/some screaming breakdowns. Their style is really just....metal....with some core.....and some chaos. They just happen to keep the vocals in a higher pitched range most of the time, compared to...other bands.

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Average metalcore/screamo
Yeah...except for the whole..."good guitarist" part...

In other news, I really can't stop listening to His Name Was Bishop. It shot from being 90th to 8th on my top 100 list on my mp3 player in a few days. I like the outro...
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