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Oh, Sleeper - When I Am God



Average User Rating: 8.18 out of 10
Total votes: 11 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 18

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


Posted on 01-10-2008 by l3eNj@M!n
I really like this album. I wasnt sure i would like it when I bought it....but i heard alot of good things about it. I got it and its an amazing cd. I really like the vocals becuase they sound differnt then alot of other Solid State artists. Its a good cd....i gave it a 9.

Posted on 05-16-2010 by Darkhyperchaos
Barely a 7/10. It's just so generic, I wouldn't call it boring, it just has very few surprises, there's tons of way better metalcore than this. It's not a terrible album, it's just average, and fairly predictable.

Posted on 05-18-2010 by earlessdog
[QUOTE=Darkhyperchaos;3562025]Barely a 7/10. It's just so generic, I wouldn't call it boring, it just has very few surprises, there's tons of way better metalcore than this. It's not a terrible album, it's just average, and fairly predictable.[/QUOTE]
Interesting, I don't find it nearly as generic as a lot of other metalcore bands.

Posted on 05-18-2010 by Darkhyperchaos
[QUOTE=earlessdog;3562375]Interesting, I don't find it nearly as generic as a lot of other metalcore bands.[/QUOTE]

I do appreciate some things of the album, hence I gave it around 7/10. I just don't think it's amazing, nor does it set itself apart very much from other metalcore. Not much really caught my attention as amazing, or impressive. It sure isn't the worst metalcore out there, but there's definitely quite bit of better stuff out there too.

Posted on 10-24-2007 by earlessdog
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.

Posted on 10-25-2007 by Mr. claw
9 or 10...

OH MAH GAWSH. This cd is ridonkulous.

Posted on 10-26-2007 by Mr. claw
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.

Posted on 11-16-2007 by monkeysmile
10. What he said. ^^^^ They pwn.

Posted on 11-21-2007 by normajean777
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.

Posted on 11-21-2007 by Adam K
I give it an 8. It kind of reminds me of As Cities Burn's first album.

Posted on 11-22-2007 by conceived in fire
5.
Average metalcore/screamo

Posted on 11-22-2007 by earlessdog
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.

Posted on 11-22-2007 by Demon_Hunter
[QUOTE=Mr. claw;3080961]Okay, a more detailed review.

BLAH, BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.

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


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.

Posted on 11-22-2007 by Mr. claw
[QUOTE=demon_hunter;3106073]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.[/QUOTE]

:lol: Yeah...I like them too.

Posted on 11-23-2007 by earlessdog
I've been listening to this a lot today, I can't put it down.
Its gets a 9, excellent, [I]excellent[/I] 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.

Posted on 11-23-2007 by Mr. claw
[QUOTE=earlessdog;3106823] Underoath (I don't know why, but thats who I think of when I listen to them).
[/QUOTE]

That's because there's a lot of those...."eeent" guitar sounds. :lol:

Posted on 11-26-2007 by Daveypants
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 - [url]http://www.christianguitar.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3109808#post3109808[/url] Kthanx

Posted on 11-29-2007 by Mr. claw
[QUOTE=normajean777;3105103]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.[/QUOTE]

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.

[QUOTE=conceived in fire;3105978]5.
Average metalcore/screamo[/QUOTE]

Yeah...except for the whole..."good guitarist" part...:D

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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