CROWN THE EMPIRE - DISCOGRAPHY (2011-14) [CHANNEL NEO]: A Review of the Metalcore Band's Early Works
CROWN THE EMPIRE is a metalcore band from Dallas, Texas that formed in 2010. They are known for their blend of electronic ambience, metal catharsis, and dramatic storytelling. They have released four studio albums, one compilation album, one EP, and several singles and covers. In this article, we will review their discography from 2011 to 2014, which includes their debut EP Limitless, their first two albums The Fallout and The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways, and some of their non-album tracks.
Limitless was the band's self-released debut EP, which featured six songs that showcased their potential as a metalcore act. The EP had a raw and energetic sound, with catchy hooks, heavy riffs, and electronic elements. The vocals were shared by Andy Leo and David Escamilla, who had contrasting styles of clean singing and screaming. The lyrics dealt with themes of self-empowerment, rebellion, and overcoming obstacles. Some of the standout tracks were \"Wake Me Up\", \"Voices\", and \"Limitless\". The EP received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, and helped the band gain attention from Rise Records.
The Fallout (2012)
The Fallout was the band's first full-length album, which was released on Rise Records in November 2012. The album expanded on the sound of Limitless, adding more orchestral and cinematic elements to create a concept album about a post-apocalyptic world. The album had a more polished and diverse production, with songs ranging from anthemic metalcore to acoustic ballads. The vocals were still shared by Leo and Escamilla, who also added more harmonies and melodies to their performances. The lyrics continued to explore themes of survival, resistance, and hope in a dystopian setting. Some of the standout tracks were \"Makeshift Chemistry\", \"The One You Feed\", and \"Johnny's Revenge\". The album was well-received by critics and fans alike, and charted on several Billboard charts, including the Top Heatseekers Albums at number one.
The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways (2014)
The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways was the band's second full-length album, which was released on Rise Records in July 2014. The album was a sequel to The Fallout, continuing the story of the survivors of the apocalypse who form a resistance against a tyrannical regime. The album had a darker and heavier sound than its predecessor, with more metalcore influences and less electronic elements. The vocals were still shared by Leo and Escamilla, who also experimented with different styles such as rap and spoken word. The lyrics focused on themes of rebellion, betrayal, and loyalty in a war-torn world. Some of the standout tracks were \"Initiation\", \"Bloodline\", and \"Millennia\". The album was critically acclaimed by critics and fans alike, and charted on several Billboard charts, including the Top Independent Albums at number one.
Non-album tracks (2011-14)
In addition to their EP and albums, CROWN THE EMPIRE also released several non-album tracks during this period. These included covers of popular songs such as Drake's \"Forever\", Maroon 5's \"Moves Like Jagger\" and \"Payphone\", Ellie Goulding's \"Burn\", and My Chemical Romance's \"Welcome to the Black Parade\". These covers showcased the band's versatility and creativity in reinterpreting different genres of music. They also released original songs such as \"Breaking Point\", \"There Will Be No Christmas\", and \"Prisoners of War\", which were either standalone singles or bonus tracks for deluxe editions or compilations.
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