...In Shallow Seas We Sail

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...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Studio album by Emery
Released June 2, 2009
Recorded September 2008–February 2009 at The Compound and Tigertown Studios
Genre Post-hardcore, melodic hardcore
Length 41:02
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Aaron Sprinkle, Matt Carter
Emery chronology
While Broken Hearts Prevail
(2008)
...In Shallow Seas We Sail
(2009)
Are You Listening? (album)
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (84%)[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Audio Addiction Magazine 4/5 stars[3]
Jesusfreakhideout 5/5 stars[4]
Indie Vision Music (10/10)[5]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[6]
Under the Gun Review (9/10)[7]
Blogcritics 4.5/5 stars[8]

...In Shallow Seas We Sail is the fourth studio album from post-hardcore band Emery that was released on June 2, 2009 through Tooth & Nail Records.[9] The tracks "The Smile, The Face" and "Edge of the World" were previously released on Emery's 2008 EP, While Broken Hearts Prevail. The first track off of the record, "Cutthroat Collapse", was released as a digital download on April 7, 2009. The album debuted at number 50 on the Billboard 200. On June 20, 2009 the album hit number 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Cutthroat Collapse"   3:24
2. "Curbside Goodbye"   4:05
3. "Inside Our Skin"   3:14
4. "Churches and Serial Killers"   2:55
5. "Butcher's Mouth"   3:14
6. "In Shallow Seas We Sail" (Guest vocals by Aaron Sprinkle[10]) 3:38
7. "The Poor and the Prevalent"   3:05
8. "The Smile, The Face"   2:39
9. "A Sin To Hold On To"   2:50
10. "Piggy Bank Lies"   3:22
11. "Edge of the World"   3:52
12. "Dear Death Part 1"   1:41
13. "Dear Death Part 2"   3:06
Total length:
41:02
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
14. "Closed Eyes, Open Hands" (iTunes bonus track and 7" single with "Cutthroat Collapse") 3:12

Personnel[edit]

Emery
  • Toby Morell – lead vocals, screams, bass
  • Matt Carter – guitar, vocals
  • Josh Head – keyboards, screams, electronics
  • Devin Shelton – lead vocals, bass
  • Dave Powell – drums, percussion
Production
  • Produced and recorded by Aaron Sprinkle and Matt Carter
  • Recorded at The Compound and Tigertown Studios
  • Tracks 1, 3 and 4 mixed by Dan Korneff at House of Loud
  • Tracks 2 and 5 mixed by David Bendeth at House of Loud
  • Tracks 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12 mixed by JR McNeely at Elm Studios South
  • Tracks 8 and 11 mixed by David Bendeth and Dan Korneff at House of Loud
  • Mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre South
  • Executive producer: Brandon Ebel
Art
  • Art direction by Emery and Jordan Butcher
  • Design by Jordan Butcher
  • Illustrations by Marc Johns
  • Photography by Dave Hill

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