The World Is a Thorn

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The World Is a Thorn
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Studio album by Demon Hunter
Released March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
Recorded The Compound
(Seattle, Washington)
October 5 - December 2009
Genre Groove metal, metalcore, nu metal, thrash metal
Length 41:34
Label Solid State Records
Producer Aaron Sprinkle
Demon Hunter chronology
Live in Nashville
(2009)
The World Is a Thorn
(2010)
True Defiance
(2012)
Singles from The World Is a Thorn
  1. "Collapsing"
    Released: February 16, 2010[1]
  2. "Driving Nails"
    Released: 2010
  3. "Blood in the Tears"
    Released: 2010
  4. "LifeWar"
    Released: December 9, 2011

The World Is a Thorn (also stylized The World Is Λ Thorn) is Demon Hunter's fifth studio album, which was released March 9, 2010.[2] The album is described by the band as their "heaviest but most melodic" album yet.[3] The first single, "Collapsing", which features Björn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork,[4] and the title track were approved for sales on Rock Band's Rock Band Network.[5] This is the only album to feature rhythm guitarist Ryan Helm.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[7]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 stars[8]
Jesus Freak Hideout Timothy Estabrooks: 4.5/5 stars[9]

Scott Fryberger: 5/5 stars[9]

Metal Storm Staff pick[10]
Melodic.net 3/5 stars[11]
New Release Tuesday 4.5/5 stars[12]
PopMatters 8/10 stars [13]
Seattle Weekly Very highly favorable[14]
Sputnikmusic 2/5[15]

All songs written and composed by Demon Hunter

No. Title Length
1. "Descending Upon Us"   5:30
2. "LifeWar"   1:52
3. "Collapsing" (Featuring Björn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork) 3:38
4. "This Is the Line"   3:59
5. "Driving Nails"   4:06
6. "The World Is a Thorn"   2:35
7. "Tie This Around Your Neck"   3:29
8. "Just Breathe" (Featuring Christian Älvestam of Solution .45) 3:55
9. "Shallow Water"   3:44
10. "Feel As Though You Could" (Featuring Dave Peters of Throwdown) 3:53
11. "Blood In the Tears"   4:49
Total length:
41:34

[2]

"Collapsing," "Driving Nails," "Blood In the Tears," and "LifeWar" were released as singles for the album.

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at #39 on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 14,000.[16]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 39
US Rock Albums 6

Awards[edit]

The album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year, while its deluxe version was nominated for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year at the 42nd GMA Dove Awards.[17]

Members[edit]

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collapsing - Demon Hunter". Last.fm. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Demon Hunter | The World Is A Thorn". Solid State Records. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Demon Hunter - "The World Is A Thorn" (Two Different Covers) - BANDSONFIRE | Christ-centered Hardcore/Metal/Emo/Punk/Alternative/Rock/Indie/HipHop & more". Bandsonfire. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  4. ^ Collapsing Songfacts
  5. ^ ""Collapsing" - Demon Hunter // Rock Band". Rockband.com. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  7. ^ Freeman, Phil (9 March 2010). "FILE UNDER: Jesuscore". Alternative Press. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Young, Tom (18 January 2011). "Demon Hunter - The World Is A Thorn". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Jesus Freak Hideout review". 
  10. ^ Train, Dane (23 January 2011). "Demon Hunter - The World Is A Thorn". Metal Storm. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Holmgren, Henrik. "Melodic Net - Demon Hunter - The World is a Thorn". Melodic.net. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  12. ^ piano89 (8 March 2010). "The World Is A Thorn". New Release Tuesday. NRT Media. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Colgan, Chris (March 16, 2010). "Demon Hunter: The World is a Thorn". PopMatters. Retrieved June 23, 2010. 
  14. ^ Williams, Joe (9 December 2011). "You May Not Like The World is a Thorn, But I Bet Mozart or Bach Would". Seattle Weekly. Village Voice Media. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Sputnikmusic Review". 
  16. ^ "Bits // News // Lambgoat". Lambgoat.com. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  17. ^ 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees on DoveAwards.com

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