“Trespass America Tour 2012” Sampler by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Trespass America Tour 2012” Sampler
Label: Prospect Park Music
Release Date: 7/17/2012
Genre: Groove Metal/Heavy Metal/Alt-Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

Having just caught the “Trespass America Tour” for 2012 I wanted to toss a few thoughts out about this free compilation sampler that gives fans a free idea of what they were in store for had they purchased a ticket. I also love the fact that it puts more free music in people’s collection and does so legally. The “Trespass” tour featured seven bands in full and from headliner to lead off band we found Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross all on the same stage. The lengthy affair spanned some hours but was a lot of fun to be a part of. Right off the bat the two provisions from Five Finger are solid but they are the only band to get two tracks. I was surprised to find these particular two instead of a tune like “Remember Everything” but I guess that one can earn them some money by remaining a purchasable tune. The rest of the bands are only featured once but it’s a nice way to get an idea of what their sound entails if you happen to be one of those fans who doesn’t have too much background on the whole roster that was presented on the tour. My own favorites fell to the Battlecross, God Forbid and Trivium tunes more than the ones by Pop Evil and Emmure. During the concert I felt that Pop Evil was the oddly placed Hard Rock band among the super heavy and Emmure I just didn’t enjoy at all since it reminded me of a Limp Bizkit kind of act and I very simply hate that angle at this point. No more Rap Metal please, it’s a past tense format that does not need to come back. The new Trivium tune sounds good to me as the band continues to improve their sound and mature with more interesting melodies.

My lower rating of the release is based on the limited amount of tunes that are presented. Let’s face it, they could have easily offered fans two tracks from each of the bands and made it a nice even fourteen. Yes I realize that eight is also an even and nice number but if one track did not convince you at least there was a second to firm up your opinion. Totally worth downloading this for your digital music collection and the good outweighs the marginal in my opinion. Check it out.

Track Listing:
1. The Tragic Truth – Five Finger Death Punch
2. My Last Serenade – Killswitch Engage
3. Black – Trivium
4. Last Man Standing – Pop Evil
5. Mdma – Emmure
6. Equilibrium – God Forbid
7. Push Pull Destroy – Battlecross
8. Back For More – Five Finger Death Punch

Official Website: http://www.trespassamerica.com/
Official Website: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com
Official Website: http://www.killswitchengage.com
Official Website: http://www.trivium.org
Official Website: http://www.popevil.com
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/godforbid
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/emmure
Official Website: http://www.battlecrossmetal.com

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