MANAFEST STONES: ALBUM REVIEW- GUITAR WEEK!

MANAFEST’S BRAND NEW ALBUM “STONES” WAS RELEASED TODAY AND IT IS AWESOME! FOR ME, IT PERSONALLY TRUMPS THE CHASE FOR MY FAVORITE MANAFEST ALBUM, WHICH HAS BEEN FOR ALMOST A DECADE. MY PERSONAL FAVORITES ARE FIRESTARTER, BLOW YOU AWAY, MERRY GO ROUND, COMING BACK, AND STONES. THIS ALBUM BLENDS ROCK, REGGAE, POP, METAL, RAP, AND MANY OTHER GENRES INTO AN AWESOME MIX WITH A GREAT BASS GUITAR PRESENCE.

HERE IS A SONG BY SONG REVIEW BELOW:

STONES

THE TITLE TRACK OF THE ALBUM, “STONES” IS ONE OF THE RAP/ROCK SONGS OFF THE ALBUM AS WELL AS THE FIRST SINGLE, WHICH HAS BEEN AVAILABLE FEBRUARY. IT HAS A GOOD MESSAGE ABOUT NEVER GIVING UP AND SPREADING THE GOSPEL NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.

RATING: 4.4/5.0

HOUSE OF CARDS

“HOUSE OF CARDS” IS THE SECOND SINGLE AND IS A GOOD SONG ROCK AND RAP MIXED, HOWEVER IT’S KINDA SHORT AND NEVER UNLEASHES IT’S FULL POWER AND POTENTIAL. ALTHOUGH IT’S STILL A GOOD SONG, IT’S ONE OF THE WEAKER SONGS OFF THE ALBUM, HOWEVER.

RATING: 4.0/5.0

FIRESTARTER

PROBABLY THE MOST ANTICIPATED SONG OFF THIS ALBUM DO TO IT’S SAMPLE RELEASED BACK A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, FIRESTARTER DELIVERS, AND IT’S BETTER THAN  I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE WITH SOME AWESOME GUITAR AND BASS RUNNING THROUGHOUT. DEFINITELY LISTEN TO THIS ONE WITH HEADPHONES.

RATING: 4.7/5.0

WHEN THE TRUTH COMES OUT

IF THERE’S ANY SONG THAT SURPRISED ME, IT WAS THIS ONE, I WENT IN EXPECTING A SLOWER SONG BECAUSE OF THE SAMPLE RELEASED, BUT NO, IT ACTUALLY MANAGES TO INCORPORATE ROCK INTO A SLOWER, SOFTER SONG, AND SOUNDS REALLY COOL!… I GUESS YOU COULD SAY IT’S AWESOME!

RATING: 4.3/5.0

FIND A WAY TO FIGHT

HAS A REPETITIVE BEAT A CHORUS THROUGHOUT IT’S DEFINITELY A WEAKER TRACK DESPITE IT’S COOL GUITAR.

RATING: 4.1/5.0

YOU’RE GONNA RISE

A SLOWER SONG OFF THE ALBUM, IT’S STILL PRETTY GOOD, BUT IT FEELS A LITTLE FAMILIAR.

RATING: 4.2/5.0

BLOW YOU AWAY

ONE THE BEST SONGS ON THE ALBUM WITH AN AWESOME ROCK GUITAR, BLOW YOU AWAY HAS A PROMISING SOUND THAT I ACTUALLY THINK SHOULD HAVE CRANKED UP JUST A SMIDGE TO GIVE IT A MORE METAL FEEL, AND IT WOULD SOUND EXTREMELY COOL.

RATING: 4.6/5.0

COMING BACK

CLEVERLY BLENDING ROCK, REGGAE, RAP, POP, AND EVEN METAL AND ELECTRONICA, THIS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BETTER TRACKS AND REALLY TOOK ME OFF GUARD AFTER THE TEASER THAT MANAFEST RELEASED WHERE IT WAS JUST REGGAE. LISTEN TO IT ABOVE, IT’S… AWESOME! I REALLY HAVE TO STOP SAYING THAT.

RATING: 4.5/5.0

MERRY GO ROUND

THE 2nd BEST SONG OFF THE ALBUM IN MY OPINION, GREAT BASS AND GUITAR. ANOTHER HEADPHONE ROCKER.

RATING: 4.7/5.0

AMPILIFIER

A MORE UPBEAT VERSION SOFTER SONG WHICH HAS A ELECTRONICA VIBE, FEATURING ALICIA SIMILIA, WHO SUNG ON “FEARLESS”, OFF MANAFEST’S LAST ALBUM, I WASN’T SURE OF THIS SONG AT FIRST BUT IT’S DEFINITELY GROWING ON ME.

RATING: 4.1/5.0

THE LAST SONG OFF THE ALBUM, “WON’T GIVE UP” WAS ACTUALLY RELEASED OVER A YEAR AGO, SEEMINGLY A CUT SONG FORM REBORN THAT MADE IT ONTO THIS ALBUM, GOOD SONG, JUST OFF BEAT WITH THE ALBUM FLOW.

RATING: 4.2/5.0

SO, THAT WAS MY REVIEW OF STONES! I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO BUY THE ALBUM YET, BUT I DEFINITELY WILL, AND I’VE JUST BEEN LISTENING TO THIS ON YOUTUBE. I HAVE ONE WORD FOR THIS ALBUM. AWESOME!

HOW MANY TIMES DID I SAY AWESOME IN THIS POST? ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS!

A GUITAR COVER OF A SONG FROM THIS ALBUM WILL MOST LIKELY COME SOON.

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