Protest The Hero - Palimpsest



7.5 | 74 votes |
Release date: 18 June 2020
Style: Progressive metalcore

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28 have it
7 want it


01. The Migrant Mother
02. The Canary
03. From The Sky
04. Harborside
05. All Hands
06. The Fireside
07. Soliloquy
08. Reverie
09. Little Snakes
10. Mountainside
11. Gardenias
12. Hillside
13. Rivet

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.3
Blowing his voice out isn't enough to stop Rody Walker.

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published 21.06.2020 | Comments (13)

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17.04.2020 - 10:44
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
New song.

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22.05.2020 - 19:18
Bladmir
Another one for us.
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20.06.2020 - 21:01
skeksis25
Eemm, I dont know... Something is missed... Is ok, but nothing spectacular like their previous ones.
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23.06.2020 - 18:41
Aries Rising
I don't know if its the mix, overall production or what but the album sounds a bit anemic and I am not enjoying Rody's vocals. What's with the change?
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26.06.2020 - 15:22
Rating: 10
Nymik
This is possibly their best work yet. Despite blowing out his vocals, Rody's voice is back stronger than ever, the highs he hits on this album are crazy! The song writing is varied, flowing seamlessly between intense and more chilled sections, and there are a ton of fun and entertaining riffs across the album. The underlying addition of extra instruments and orchestral backing really help elevate some of the heavier hitting moments of the album. This is definitely a contender for album of the year for me, and I hope they keep moving in this new direction with whatever they release next. Solid 9/10 for me (giving it a 10 on here though cause it's currently sitting in the 7s and that's a travesty)
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30.06.2020 - 23:49
Rating: 5
Mountain King
K i K o
What the hell is wrong with his voice? Played the first track and the singer seems to be struggling. Doesn't sound good.
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12.08.2020 - 08:17
Rating: 6
metalbrat
There is some big change in the vocal part but that's not why this album seems to be less interesting. Except for 1 or 2 good songs others are just passable.
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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25.08.2020 - 03:49
Rating: 8
chomskeet
I'm pretty disappointed with this album and PTH is my favorite band with clean vocals. His voice is definitely not the same, it sounds really strained. I thought that "The Canary" and "From the Sky" were solid tracks but this album definitely lacks the consistency of their prior work.
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02.01.2021 - 00:22
Rating: 8
musclassia
I flagged From The Sky, The Fireside and Rivet as obvious highlights in my review; I still feel like those 3 shine over the rest of the album, but that's partly just them being brilliant songs; the climax of From The Sky is incredbily evocative, as is that of The Fireside
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11.01.2021 - 04:09
Rating: 7
quieted_darkness
The orchestration adds little to no substance to the music (in fact I think it downgrades it) except on "Little Snakes" and "Mountainside". I like the former's King Diamond-esque vocals. If it weren't for Rody Walker I would have dropped this album. I don't see why people are complaining about the vocals. I had no idea he blew them out but even so they sound just as good as before. I haven't checked too many past albums but his vocals here sound less emo-ish but more pop-ish.
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"If people kept things simple, there would be no discoveries in the world. If scientists said, "The brain is just a brain" and not take it by small segments and labeling it - We would not have come as far. Labels are necessary. Music is sci
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11.01.2021 - 16:31
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
I feel with this record they almost eliminated the punk elements that made it so hard for me to listen to their previous work. Probably why I enjoy this more than anything I've heard from them in ages (I could be out of touch though). Either way, really solid release even if it's a little simplified.
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11.01.2021 - 16:43
Rating: 8
musclassia
Written by LeKiwi on 11.01.2021 at 16:31

I feel with this record they almost eliminated the punk elements that made it so hard for me to listen to their previous work. Probably why I enjoy this more than anything I've heard from them in ages (I could be out of touch though). Either way, really solid release even if it's a little simplified.


I actually thought this one was quite punky compared with some of the other more recent PTH albums, particularly with the driving drum beats that pop up quite a lot across the album (The Migrant Mother stands out to me on that front), although it's not like it's hugely dominant
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14.01.2021 - 17:59
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by musclassia on 11.01.2021 at 16:43

I actually thought this one was quite punky compared with some of the other more recent PTH albums, particularly with the driving drum beats that pop up quite a lot across the album (The Migrant Mother stands out to me on that front), although it's not like it's hugely dominant

Agree, the drums are punky indeed. I think it's the lack of those angsty vocals that made this so palatable to me, but it has been ages since I gave them a chance. Whatever it is that made Kezia, well, Kezia, is totally absent here and that bring my ears joy.

Edit: at the cost of my earholes, I listed to 30 seconds of Kezia and figured out what it is. Similar to BtBaM I feel PtH's melodic sensibility, including vocals, has matured so well over time. Here it feels like they know what they're doing and back then...not I guess. Probably just my natural aversion to that sort of all over the place punkiness
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14.01.2021 - 18:07
Rating: 8
musclassia
Written by LeKiwi on 14.01.2021 at 17:59

Written by musclassia on 11.01.2021 at 16:43

I actually thought this one was quite punky compared with some of the other more recent PTH albums, particularly with the driving drum beats that pop up quite a lot across the album (The Migrant Mother stands out to me on that front), although it's not like it's hugely dominant

Agree, the drums are punky indeed. I think it's the lack of those angsty vocals that made this so palatable to me, but it has been ages since I gave them a chance. Whatever it is that made Kezia, well, Kezia, is totally absent here and that bring my ears joy.

Edit: at the cost of my earholes, I listed to 30 seconds of Kezia and figured out what it is. Similar to BtBaM I feel PtH's melodic sensibility, including vocals, has matured so well over time. Here it feels like they know what they're doing and back then...not I guess. Probably just my natural aversion to that sort of all over the place punkiness


That's fair; PTH were a lot choppier on Kezia/Fortress than they are these days - there's aspects of Kezia that border on mathcore. The songs do flow more naturally here, so if that was a barrier to you enjoying those records I can see why Palimpsest would be much preferable
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