Nonpoint’s ninth album continues the band’s streak of strong albums and fans of the band will thoroughly enjoy this album that continues where Miracle left off, with the band playing heavy, mosh pit inducing tracks and memorable melodies.
Review by Jerel Johnson
2012 marks the 15th anniversary of the formation of Nonpoint. The Floridian metal band has played countless shows around the world and released eight albums in the process.
The band’s self-titled ninth record kicks things off with a bang on “Lights, Camera, Action.” The song is a hard, vitriolic tune about the hardship of fame.
The two radio-friendly tracks “I Said It” and “Left For You” are short, heavy tunes that get the job done. The band’s signature hooks and melodies are present, coupled with the brutal drumming of Robb Rivera.
The heaviest tracks on the record are “That Day” and “Go Time.”
“That Day” is a contrast between heavy and soft with guitarist Rasheed Thomas laying down monolithic riffs left and right. The schizophrenic nature of “Go Time” is comprised of a sludgy, serpent riff and screeching chords.
The standout track on this album is “The Way I See Things.” The song’s urgency is accentuated through the track’s galloping riffs and Elias Soriano’s heart-tugging vocals. The song encapsulates every strength of the band from the playing to the lyrics.
Nonpoint is one of the few bands to stay relevant despite the barrage of trends that have hit the music industry since 1997. While the band’s contemporaries may have either gone in a more commercial direction or made pathetic attempts to play heavier genres of metal, Nonpoint maintains its course with top notch records and exciting live shows.
Nonpoint’s ninth album continues the band’s streak of strong albums and fans of the band will thoroughly enjoy this album that continues where Miracle left off, with the band playing heavy, mosh pit inducing tracks and memorable melodies. After 15 years, Nonpoint is not slowing down and Nonpoint proves that this is one band that will be laying down stellar heavy music for years to come.