This War Is Ours

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This War Is Ours
Studio album by Escape the Fate
Released October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21)
Recorded 2008
Genre Metalcore[1]
Length 40:07
Label Epitaph
Producer John Feldmann
Escape the Fate chronology
Situations EP
(2007)
This War Is Ours
(2008)
Escape the Fate
(2010)
Singles from This War Is Ours
  1. "The Flood"
    Released: September 16, 2008 (2008-09-16)
  2. "Something"
    Released: January 12, 2009 (2009-01-12)
  3. "10 Miles Wide"
    Released: June 9, 2009 (2009-06-09)
  4. "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)"
    Released: January 9, 2010 (2010-01-09)
Deluxe edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Kerrang! 5/5 stars[citation needed]
SAW Entertainment 10/10 stars (Deluxe)[citation needed]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars[2]

This War Is Ours is the second album by American rock band Escape the Fate. Departing from the darker sound present in the band's first full length album, Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, This War Is Ours features a hard rock, mainstream sound with less screamed vocals. It is the first Escape the Fate album to feature former Blessthefall singer Craig Mabbitt on vocals. The album received mixed reviews from critics. It was produced by John Feldmann,[3] and released on October 21, 2008 through Epitaph Records.[4]

The album debuted at No. 35 on the Billboard 200, selling 13,000 copies in the first week.[5]

Promotion[edit]

Starting on September 2, 2008, fans of Escape the Fate went to a special page on Buzznet to help unlock "the first track" off of This War Is Ours. Once the page had 50,000 viewers at the same time, the new song was then released to play and download for free.[6] In order for a user's "page view" to be considered a contribution to the counter, the page had to remain open and active. Other sites could be used through different tabs or new windows, as long as the Buzznet page stayed open.[7] Because this was a difficult task, fans were asked to "tell everyone [they] know to come to [the] page"[8] in an attempt to reach 50,000 views as fast as possible. About 30 hours after the project started, the new song titled "The Flood" was unlocked and was also available for free download to anyone (whether they participated or not).[9]

On October 1, 2008, the band released "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)" for download.[10]

The official video for "Something" was released to MTV on January 12, 2009.

The video for the album's third single "10 Miles Wide" was released June 9, 2009.

"This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)" is the fourth single off the album. The video was shot in Santa Ana, California on January 9, 2010. The video was released along with the deluxe edition of the album on April 27, 2010.

Deluxe special edition[edit]

In an interview with Max and Craig, they stated that they would re-release This War Is Ours with a bonus disc with many different features not seen before.

The CD includes two new songs, "Bad Blood" and "Behind the Mask", an acoustic version of "Harder Than You Know", and a remix called "This War Is Mine" by Clown of Slipknot. It also comes with a DVD that features the music videos to "The Flood", "Something", "10 Miles Wide", and "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)". It also comes with a world tour documentary and a behind the music feature.[11] The deluxe edition was released on April 27, 2010.[12]

There is a typo in the insert booklet for "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)", the lyrics for "10 Miles Wide" are listed. However, "10 Miles Wide" has the correct lyrics printed.

For the "10 Miles Wide" video on the DVD, any time a curse word is said that word is censored. However, the official video for "10 Miles Wide" on Epitaph Records' YouTube channel is not censored. Behind the Music and the European Tour (featured on the DVD) also do not censor curse words.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Craig Mabbitt and music composed by Escape the Fate.

No. Title Length
1. "We Won't Back Down"   3:30
2. "On to the Next One"   3:08
3. "Ashley"   3:27
4. "Something"   3:38
5. "The Flood"   3:33
6. "Let It Go"   3:29
7. "You Are So Beautiful"   2:47
8. "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)"   4:26
9. "10 Miles Wide" (featuring Josh Todd of Buckcherry) 2:47
10. "Harder Than You Know"   4:20
11. "It's Just Me"   4:56
Total length:
40:07

Release history[edit]

CD[edit]

Region Date Label
In stores October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21) Epitaph

Deluxe special edition[edit]

Region Date Label
Via pre-order USA April 23, 2010 (2010-04-23) Epitaph
Via pre-order April 24, 2010 (2010-04-24) Epitaph
In stores April 27, 2010 (2010-04-27) Epitaph

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008)[13] Peak
position
US Billboard 200 35
US Top Rock Albums 12
US Top Digital Albums 35
US Top Independent Albums 2
US Top Catalog Albums (2010) 34
US Top Alternative Albums 8
Australian Albums Chart (ARIA Charts)[citation needed] 33

Personnel[edit]

This War Is Ours album personnel as listed on Allmusic.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forget, Tom. "This War Is Ours - Escape the Fate : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/30196/Escape-the-Fate-This-War-Is-Ours/
  3. ^ "Escape the Fate Recording New Album". Epitaph Records. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ DeAndrea, Joe. "Escape the Fate Track Listing". Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "AC/DC Debuts At No. 1 With 784,000". Billboard.com. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ Djamoos, Anton. "50,000 For New Escape the Fate". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Listen to the NEW Escape the Fate song". Epitaph Records. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Unlock New Escape the Fate Song". Buzznet. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Escape The Fate releases new song, THE FLOOD!". Epitaph Records. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Escape the Fate release another song for download". Myspace. October 1, 2008. Retrieved April 26, 2011. [verification needed]
  11. ^ "ESCAPE THE FATE to Release This War Is Ours Deluxe Edition on April 27th". 
  12. ^ "Super-Craig.net". Retrieved April 26, 2011. [verification needed]
  13. ^ "This War Is Ours Charts". Bilboard.com. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  14. ^ "This War Is Ours Credits". Retrieved April 26, 2011.