|To the Death|
|Studio album by Earth Crisis|
|Released||April 20, 2009|
|Earth Crisis chronology|
To the Death is the sixth album by American metalcore band Earth Crisis. It is the first Earth Crisis album since they reunited in 2007. It is also their first album on Century Media. It was released April 20, 2009 in Europe, and May 5, 2009 in North America.
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at 33 1⁄3 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.
Metalcore is a fusion genre combining elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk. The word is a portmanteau of the two genres. Among other styles blending metal and hardcore, such as crust punk and grindcore, metalcore is noted for its use of breakdowns, which are slow, intense passages conducive to moshing. Pioneering metalcore bands—such as Integrity, Earth Crisis, Converge and All Out War all of which had formed by 1991—are described as leaning more toward hardcore, with their style sometimes being called metallic hardcore, whereas later bands—such as Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Trivium, As I Lay Dying, Bullet for My Valentine, and Parkway Drive—are described as leaning more towards metal. Pantera and Sepultura have been particularly influential to the development of metalcore in the 2000s, which saw many bands in the genre achieve commercial success.
Earth Crisis is an American metalcore band from Syracuse, New York, active from 1989 until 2001, reuniting in 2007. Since 1993 the band's longest serving members are vocalist Karl Buechner, guitarist Scott Crouse, bassist Ian Edwards and drummer Dennis Merrick. Their third guitarist Erick Edwards joined the band in 1998.
To the Death received generally positive reviews from music critics.
|1.||"Against the Current"||2:59|
|3.||"So Others Live"||2:49|
|4.||"Security Threat Number One"||3:10|
|5.||"When Slaves Revolt"||3:23|
|7.||"Control Through Fear"||3:28|
|9.||"Eye of Babylon"||2:26|
|11.||"To the Death"||3:27|
|Special Limited edition (Environment Friendly Packing)|
|12.||"State of Fear"||3:00|
|13.||"Not One Remains"||3:13|
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