Beloved (I Killed the Prom Queen album)

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Beloved
Studio album by I Killed the Prom Queen
Released AUS 14 February 2014
US 18 February 2014
Recorded 2013 at Studio Fredman, Gothenburg, Sweden
Genre Metalcore
Length 37:44
Label Epitaph
Producer Fredrik Nordström
I Killed the Prom Queen chronology
Sleepless Nights and City Lights
(2008)
Beloved
(2014)

Beloved is the third full-length studio album by Australian metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen. It was released in Australia on 14 February 2014 and in US on 18 February 2014. The album was streamed on Alternative Press's website on 5 February 2014.[1][2][3][4][5]

This is the first album from the band since its reformation along with three new members, Jamie Hope (vocals), Shane O'Brien (drums) and Benjamin Coyte (bass).

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[6]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[8]
AMH Network 5/5 stars[9]
Kill Your Stereo 8/10 stars[10]
The Music.com.au 3.5/5 stars[11]
Rock Sound 8/10 stars[12]

At Alternative Press, Dan Slessor rated the album four stars out of five stars, stating that "the finished product more than justifies the wait."[8] Andrew Kapper of About.com concluded that "Beloved is without doubt a strong comeback for the band, but it does have a couple of weak points in the armor, both of which fall into the same category. The lack of big anthems will probably make the album uneventful for casual fans, while the heavier parts rely on the same format and almost become indistinguishable from one another."[6] However, Rock Sound were very positive about the album, writing that "Beloved is both a reincarnation of old and a lesson in modern metalcore that makes IKTPQ the oldest newcomers to stake their claim for 2014."[12] Kill Your Stereo described the album as "a bold declaration of forward momentum while doing classic I Killed the Prom Queen the way only they know how."[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Beginning of the End"   1:47
2. "To the Wolves"   3:21
3. "Bright Enough"   3:48
4. "Melior"   3:40
5. "Thirty One & Sevens"   3:25
6. "Calvert Street" (featuring Björn Strid of Soilwork) 3:30
7. "Kjærlighet"   3:46
8. "The Beaten Path"   3:27
9. "Nightmares"   3:02
10. "No One Will Save Us" (Featuring Jonathan Vigil of The Ghost Inside) 2:58
11. "Brevity"   5:08
Total length:
37:44

Personnel[edit]

I Killed the Prom Queen[edit]

  • Jamie Hope – vocals
  • Jona Weinhofen – guitar, keyboards, clean vocals
  • Kevin Cameron - guitar
  • Benjamin Coyte – bass
  • Shane O'Brien – drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Additional production - Bjorn "Speed" Strid
  • Keyboard, programming and orchestral arrangements - Ettore Rigotti at The Metal House Studio
  • Additional orchestral arrangements on 'Kjærlighet', 'Melior' and 'Brevity' - Jona Weinhofen
  • Additional guitars, keyboard and programming on 'Beginning of the End', 'Kjærlighet', and 'Brevity' - Christoffer Franzen of Lights & Motion
  • Live string sessions production and engineering - Randy Slaugh
  • String sessions mixing - Ken Dudley at Cottonwood Studios
  • All violin performed by Sarah Abbott, Doug Ferry, Sara Bauman
  • All viola performed by Amanda Cox, Julie Slaugh, Sydney Howard
  • All cello performed by Joseph Woodward, Isaac Hales
  • Album art by Jakob Printzlau

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beloved I Killed the Prom Queen". epitaph.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Beloved". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Check out I Killed The Prom Queen new album details + new song revealed". zmemusic.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "I Killed The Prom Queen Release New Album Details". bracketandbracket.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "I Killed the Prom QueenBeloved Review". youtube.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Kapper, Andrew. "I Killed the Prom Queen Beloved Review". Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Beloved I Killed the Prom Queen AllMusic". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Slessor, Dan (2014). "I Killed The Prom Queen Beloved". Alternative Press (Alternative Press Magazine, Inc.). March 2014 (308): 89. ISSN 1065-1667. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "I Killed the Prom Queen Beloved Reviews: AMH Network". 12 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "I Killed the Prom Queen Beloved Reviews: Kill Your Stereo". 12 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Crabb, Brendan (17 February 2014). "I Killed the Prom Queen Beloved The Music review". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Barrett, Max (February 2014). "I Killed the Prom Queen Beloved Reviews Rock Sound". Retrieved 19 February 2014.