Originally reviewed here.
Maybe it's time to actually look into some of the bands that I am asked to review before agreeing to it. I had no idea that there still were bands like this. I might have really liked this seven years ago or so back when I liked Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, and the like. If you have not figured it out yet, this is metalcore tinged with melodeath. Most metalcore bands by now have changed their sound somewhat, but this is definitely early 2000's metalcore sound.
The Sorrow has been around since about 2005, so they should have missed out on the scene that would have most welcomed them. But they are from Austria so maybe they were just a little bit behind and metalcore was just getting to that country. So yeah in addition to being a metalcore band, they also sound stale. That is not helping.
All of the metalcore cliches are present here. Chugging riffs, frequent breakdowns, good cop/bad cop vocals. Add in Christian-tinged lyrics and swooped haircuts and we have an extremely stereotypical metalcore band. Some of the songs are a little catchy but this is nothing that has not been done thousands of times before.
This one was very difficult to make it through. I might have liked this several years ago, but now it does absolutely nothing for me.