The evolution of (hed) P.E. has been tumultuous during this decade, with the sound taking all sorts of turns from one album to the next. Truth Rising continues this trend while simultaneously encapsulating the band’s history. It mashes together the sounds of the band’s past four albums with influences from current, popular metal trends. The result is heavy for most of the album. There are too many disruptive skits and quotes to give the tracks an honest flow, and the style changes between songs only make it harder to enjoy. There are some bright moments, like a guest spot from Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust on “Stand Up”, and the moments of blatant System of a Down emulation, but overall, this album is a tough listen.
- Multiple songs MySpace
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong online. Please consider a donation to support our work as an independent publisher devoted to the arts and humanities. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where advertising no longer covers our costs. We need your help to keep PopMatters publishing. Thank you.
// Sound Affects
"Natalie Hemby's Puxico is a standout debut from a songwriter who has been behind the scenes for over a decade.READ the article