The World Is a Thorn (Deluxe Edition)
by Demon Hunter
Released: Nov 2011
Label: Solid State Records
Assisted by guest screamers from Swedish melodic-death bands Soilwork and Scar Symmetry and Orange County straightedge crew Throwdown, Seattle's screamo-fied Christian metalcorers praise the Lord and pass the ammunition in their own moshy way on their highest-charting album, occasionally yelling about being born again and nails driven into their souls. And it's not entirely pro forma, if only thanks to some Ministry/Sepultura-style clank-beats in "Shallow Water" and a pile of bonus cuts added to the original 2010 track listing: one with strings, four live, acoustic and really slow.