Protest The Hero - Volition


8.4 | 150 votes |
Release date: 29 October 2013
Style: Progressive metalcore

Owners:

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9 want it


01. Clarity
02. Drumhead Trial
03. Tilting Against Windmills
04. Without Prejudice
05. Yellow Teeth
06. Plato's Tripartite
07. A Life Embossed
08. Mist
09. Underbite
10. Animal Bones
11. Skies

Line-up
Luke Hoskin - guitars, additional vocals
Tim Millar - guitars, piano, additional vocals
Arif Mirabdolbaghi - bass, additional vocals
Rody "Cheese" Walker - vocals

Session musicians
Christopher James "Chris" Adler - drums
Cameron McLellan - bass, acoustic guitar
Jadea Kelly - vocals
Kayla Howran - vocals
Todd Kowalski - vocals
Raha Javanfar - violin, fiddle
Henry Selva - additional vocals
John Meloche - additional vocals
Paul Distefano - additional vocals
Milan Petzelt-Sorace - additional vocals
Jack Clow - additional vocals

Guest musicians
Ron Jarzombek - guitar solo
Wyatt Schutt - guitars
Kevin Lewis - vocals
Mark Iannelli - vocals
AJ Kolar - vocals
Josh Hainge - vocals
Marc Palin - vocals

Additional info
Revolution Recording session:
Engineered by Cameron McLellan and Jason Dufour.
Assistant engineer, drum technician and all-around hoser: Jack Clow.
Assistant engineer and smoothie wrangling: Riley Bell.
Guitar tech extraordinaire: Andy Mack.
Guitar tone guidance and know-how: Aaron Marshall of Intervals.
Digital editing wizards: Jason Dufour, Chris Snow.

Sunset Division session:
Engineered by Cameron McLellan and Anthony Calabretta.

Produced by Cameron McLellan. Addition production by Anthony "Cali" Calabretta and Julius "Juice" Butty.
Mixed by Anthony Calabretta at Sunset Division Studios. Additional mixing by Cameron McLellan.
Mastered by João Carvalho at João Carvalho Mastering.

Original artwork by Dan Mumford. Layout by John Meloche at Melodic Creative.

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15.08.2013 - 17:19
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Tanner's probably pissing himself. Don't really care about this band but I'll give this a listen or two once it's out.
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15.08.2013 - 17:36
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
I'm really looking forward to this new album. Especially as one of the people who crowdfunded it.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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16.08.2013 - 16:39
MechanisT
Account deleted
Looking forward to it. Scurrilous was neat.
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14.09.2013 - 10:46
Saiyanity
Written by NocturnalStalker on 15.08.2013 at 17:36

I'm really looking forward to this new album. Especially as one of the people who crowdfunded it.


Same here, really stoked to see the exclusive artwork/booklet that comes with the crowd-funder version of the CD.
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14.09.2013 - 11:29
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Eagerly awaiting this one.
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14.09.2013 - 11:32
-Quatropus-
I was actually quite uninterested in Scurrilous; the technicality of their playing increased but Roddy writes some dumb lyrics for shit. I wish we can get another Kezia. Hell, another Fortress will be good.
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17.09.2013 - 02:34
Rating: 9
Rulatore
Just fucking release it
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17.10.2013 - 23:55
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Leaked.
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19.10.2013 - 04:40
Rating: 10
hadriel
First listen through and this album is pretty beast. Don't want to call it too early, but I think this will be my favorite PtH album.
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19.10.2013 - 22:39
MechanisT
Account deleted
Without Prejudice *_* <3
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20.10.2013 - 18:54
Uldreth
Part-time boring, most-time awesome. So standard PTH work. I miss the -core from this a little bit though.
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21.10.2013 - 08:12
Rating: 9
Moose
Quite similar to Scurrilous, perhaps a bit stronger.
Both of which are far inferior to Fortress imo.

EDIT after a few more listens: Actually this is an excellent album, not as far behind Fortress as I thought at first.
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25.10.2013 - 23:08
Rating: 10
Gelati
This is going to be album of the year straight up. Unbelievably fun to listen to but plenty to sink your ears into when it comes to the detailed composition. Some pretty wild key changes, and some complex chords to give new color to otherwise typical chord progressions. I just can't get enough. I'm also a sucker for underlying guitar and bass counter melodies (one of the reasons I love Blind Guardian and Periphery). This one's a gem guys. Whether you're someone that really breaks it down to the theory or someone that just wants to belt out vocals and headbang this brings enough to the table to satisfy everyone's cravings.
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29.10.2013 - 22:46
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Save for the slightly overtly cheesy vocals and the lack of stand-out singles, this record is nearly flawless.
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30.10.2013 - 09:59
Lethrokai
I still don't know with this record. I possibly need some more listens to get it to sink in, but I'm not feeling "it" the way I did instantly when I discovered the other 3 albums...
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Sometimes you just need to roll the dice and look away.
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31.10.2013 - 18:30
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Definitely their best so far. Equally fun and clever as someone already said above.
Will 9 this one if it don't get tired of it soon, which will probably be the case.
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02.11.2013 - 19:13
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
THEY JUST CANT STOP
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Sometimes Pro Motocross racer, check my instagram @tanner741
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07.11.2013 - 22:34
Neroese
Account deleted
No. Since they released 'Fortress' I can't find in their music. I love Fortress, specially symphonic parts, but for me, this albbum is just good. Nothing special.
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11.11.2013 - 16:18
Rating: 8
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Don't know what all those people saying this is their best album been listening... Volition is simply so far from the brilliance of Fortress and Kezia. Of course, they've got skills and all, and still write interesting stuff (like the first two songs) and a few brilliant moments here and there, but they did all this before and much better.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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15.11.2013 - 12:31
Rating: 7
yeah1980
Good release, but Fortress is still the best one from them.
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"Be water, my friend" (Bruce Lee)
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27.11.2013 - 18:03
-Quatropus-
Written by Guest on 07.11.2013 at 22:34

No. Since they released 'Fortress' I can't find in their music. I love Fortress, specially symphonic parts, but for me, this albbum is just good. Nothing special.

If it's just good, then wouldn't you rate it lower than a 9? A 9 is a little overboard for something that is "good".
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27.11.2013 - 18:13
Neroese
Account deleted
Written by -Quatropus- on 27.11.2013 at 18:03

Written by Guest on 07.11.2013 at 22:34

No. Since they released 'Fortress' I can't find in their music. I love Fortress, specially symphonic parts, but for me, this albbum is just good. Nothing special.

If it's just good, then wouldn't you rate it lower than a 9? A 9 is a little overboard for something that is "good".


I changed my mind when I listen it more times. It's not still as good as 'Fortress' but very, very good.
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27.11.2013 - 18:49
-Quatropus-
Written by Guest on 27.11.2013 at 18:13

Written by -Quatropus- on 27.11.2013 at 18:03

Written by Guest on 07.11.2013 at 22:34

No. Since they released 'Fortress' I can't find in their music. I love Fortress, specially symphonic parts, but for me, this albbum is just good. Nothing special.

If it's just good, then wouldn't you rate it lower than a 9? A 9 is a little overboard for something that is "good".


I changed my mind when I listen it more times. It's not still as good as 'Fortress' but very, very good.

Ah okay.
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18.12.2013 - 07:24
Rating: 9
Kooldip
On my 8th time through, Fortress is still their best album, but Volition is honestly just a sliver behind, it's pretty damn good. Love all of the guest performances, makes this album feel like a big deal.

UPDATE

Yeah, now that I've listened to this album legit 20 times, I put it above Fortress. I'm in love. Been a while since I've been so enamored with an album.
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04.01.2014 - 14:32
Rating: 6
BloodTears
ANA-thema
It's a shame that PTH are more interested in wanking (musically speaking) than making great songs now. What a disappointment.

I like technical and complex music, but not when it's done this way. Scurrilous was so good though...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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31.01.2014 - 15:11
Rating: 9
Zadion
This album is like a hundred times better than Scurrilous. Scurrilous was awful. This, on the other hand, might be their best yet.
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31.01.2014 - 17:46
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
After lots of listens I can clearly say that I consider Volition to be a great record and an album the band should be proud of.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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10.02.2014 - 04:49
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by BloodTears on 04.01.2014 at 14:32

It's a shame that PTH are more interested in wanking (musically speaking) than making great songs now. What a disappointment.

I like technical and complex music, but not when it's done this way. Scurrilous was so good though...

Not sure I agree about Scurrilous, but this album had a great deal of wankery. I wish they would return to the top quality of Fortress.
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10.02.2014 - 11:12
Rating: 6
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by LeKiwi on 10.02.2014 at 04:49

Written by BloodTears on 04.01.2014 at 14:32

It's a shame that PTH are more interested in wanking (musically speaking) than making great songs now. What a disappointment.

I like technical and complex music, but not when it's done this way. Scurrilous was so good though...

Not sure I agree about Scurrilous, but this album had a great deal of wankery. I wish they would return to the top quality of Fortress.


Many people seem to have hated Scurrilous but I loved it. This one is just so over-the-top, not in a good way.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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20.01.2015 - 03:15
Rating: 5
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Uldreth on 20.10.2013 at 18:54

Part-time boring, most-time awesome. So standard PTH work. I miss the -core from this a little bit though.

There's like zero -core in this indeed. In my opinion it's closer to overwanked power metal than anything else.
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