Breaking Benjamin… AGAIN!!AngryByrd Just so you know, this is a review of Dear Agony, so if you don't want to read it, then see yourself out. I'll explain everything in the actual review.
So, as I was saying. This is a review of Breaking Benjamin's Dear Agony! Or as I like to call it, "Breaking Benjamin… AGAIN!" Why do I say that? Because that's exactly what this album really is. It's just another Breaking Benjamin album. For the most part, it's good, but I can see sort of a decline in quality with this album.
First, let's get everything bad out of the way. My four least favorite songs on the album (prepare to get shocked and angered at the same time) are the title track, Give Me A Sign, Fade Away, and I Will Not Bow. It's not really fair to say I didn't like Give Me A Sign, it's just that by Breaking Benjamin standards, this song could've been much better. The reason why I didn't like Dear Agony, I Will Not Bow, and Fade away was because they all sounded too familiar. Part of what I mean is Fade Away sounded like a re-recorded version of The Diary of Jane. It's really an okay song, but I want something new!
As far as good things, my four favorite songs from the album are Hopeless, Without You, Anthem of the Angels, and What Lies Beneath. Hopeless is really hard, heavy, and dark, and Anthem of the Angels is what every soft Breaking Benjamin song needs to sound like from here on out. I know this is surprising, but Without You actually is the one song on the album that nearly brings me to tears because it was Breaking Benjamin's last song on their last album. Of course, that will change later this year! The rest of the songs on the album are pretty average.
So as a whole, this album is really just okay. To sum it up, there are a few good songs here and there, but the rest is just Attack of the Clones. I really wish we could have had more songs like What Lies Beneath and Anthem of the Angels to make the album feel a little more fresh. Even with this there are still maybe 6 songs on the album that will give you your money's worth. I give Breaking Benjamin's Dear Agony a 6/10. It's not the Breaking Benjamin album to end them all, but it does its job if you just want a few new songs for your hard rock playlist.
What's wrong with Dear Agony (the song)? - bobbythebrony
1. I didn't like it.
2. Why didn't I like it? I don't know really. I guess it just never really hit me. - AngryByrd