World War III (Madina Lake album)

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World War III
Studio album by Madina Lake
Released 13 September 2011
Genre Post-hardcore
Alternative Rock
Length 43:46
49:48 (Bonus Tracks)
Label Razor & Tie
Producer Mateo Camargo
Billy Corgan(track 'Imagineer')
Madina Lake chronology
Attics to Eden
(2009)
World War III
(2011)
Singles from World War III
  1. "Hey Superstar"
    Released: 3 October 2011
  2. "Imagineer"
    Released: 2011
  3. "Fireworks"
    Released: January 1, 2012
  4. "Howdy Neighbor!"
    Released: March 2012
  5. "Across 5 Oceans"
    Released: 2012

World War III is the third and final studio album by American post-hardcore band Madina Lake, released on September 13, 2011. The first single from the album is "Hey Superstar", and the second one is "Imagineer" produced by Billy Corgan. This is the first and only album after leaving Roadrunner Records and signing with Razor & Tie.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Howdy Neighbor!" 3:43
2. "Imagineer" 3:55
3. "They're Coming For Me" 3:12
4. "Hey Superstar" 3:09
5. "Fireworks" 2:44
6. "Across 5 Oceans" 3:27
7. "We Got This" 3:04
8. "What It Is To Wonder" 3:15
9. "Heroine" 2:44
10. "Blood Red Flags" 2:48
11. "Take Me Or Leave" 3:30
12. "The Great Divide" 8:47
Total length: 43:46

Notes[edit]

  • "Across 5 Oceans" and "Hey Superstar" were used as downloadable tracks in Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock.
  • "Hey Superstar" was their first single and it was released in October 3, 2011, but was used as the theme song for TNA Wrestling's Genesis event in January.
  • Four music videos were released, "Hey Superstar" on August 30, 2011, "Imagineer" on September 13, 2011, "Across 5 Ocean" right before starting "Lila, The Divine Game" tour on September 27, 2012 and "They're Coming For Me" during hiatus between it and Farewell tour in 2013.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Audio Opinions 10/10 stars[4]
IGN 9/10 stars[5]
LMP Magazine 9/10 stars[6]
Melodic.net 4/5 stars[7]
Mind Equals Brown 3/5 stars[8]
Musiqtone.com 5/5 stars[9]
Rock Sound 7/10 stars[10]
Thrash Hits 4/6 stars[11]
Rockfreaks.net 6/10 stars[12]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[13]
Under The Gun Review 7/10 [14]

The album received positive reviews upon its release. From IGN's 90% rating to Rock Sound's 70%, the album has been well received. Chad Grischow of IGN said "Regardless of whether you have followed the tale from the start or this is your first taste of Madina Lake, World War III proves to be a satisfying conclusion to the tale and stands up well on its own as simply a great rock album." Kerrang! rated the album 4 Ks out of 5 and stated that "There is much to like about World War III, both in terms of its energy and its exuberant and determined quality."

Personnel[edit]

Madina Lake
Production
Guest Vocals
  • Dave Casey - "Take Me Or Leave"
  • Maria Jose Camargo - "Heroine", "They're Coming For Me" and "What It Is To Wonder"

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States September 13, 2011
Japan September 14, 2011
Australia September 16, 2011
United Kingdom October 10, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World War III (Deluxe Edition) Madina Lake". iTunes.com. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Madina Lake (マディーナレイク) World War III". hmv.jp. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  3. ^ allmusic.com Madina Lake World War III
  4. ^ audiopinions.net Madina Lake – World War III
  5. ^ ign.com Madina Lake: World War III Review
  6. ^ lmpmagazine.com [MUSIC] Madina Lake – World War III [REVIEW]
  7. ^ melodic.net Madina Lake - World War III
  8. ^ mindequalsblown.net Madina Lake: World War III
  9. ^ musiqtone.com Madina Lake - World War III
  10. ^ rocksound.com Madina Lake - World War III
  11. ^ [1] Album: Madina Lake - World War III
  12. ^ [2] Madina Lake - World War III Review
  13. ^ [3]
  14. ^ "REVIEW: Madina Lake: 'World War III'". Under the Gun Review. September 17, 2011. 
  15. ^ susan. "Madina Lake follow Corgan into the desert, emerge with new song". Hipsers United. Retrieved 2011-09-13.