This album is early proof that Craig Mabbitt (who's now in Escape The Fate) has some serious talent. He was only seventeen when he started in Blessthefall, and he turned eighteen while recording His Last Walk.
Some of the songs were influenced by the news he recieved while they were
writing the album. He learned that he was going to be a father, and Craig has
said that it did effect his writing some.
My favorite however has to be either, "Rise Up" or the title track, "His Last
Walk". "His Last Walk" has a lot of screaming all the way through the song, and
has a very strong rhythm to it.
What I love though, isn't actually the song itself. It the hidden bonus track at
the end of it called, "Purple Dog". Its really just the band messing around in
the recording studio, laughing and singing. For some reason they wanted to do
what they said is a "clapping track". Craig started singing an amusing tune
about a purple dog as they did so.
"Purple dog on a Sunday afternoon, with my yellow duck. His name is Pooh. I like to feed him old dirty biscuts, because I like to save my Triskets." Its very random, but amusing to listen to. Their laughter makes it even funnier.
"Rise Up" is clearly more of a religious song, I'm surprised more songs on the album aren't so obvious since they are a Christian band. At one point, the song makes it completely clear by saying, "I stand broken, please God, hear my cries. He does every time."
Over all, I do think this is an awesome album, and I do recommend it to anyone who is into Chiristian Metal or just simply, good music.
Because of the lyrics, and the fact that I am a big Craig Mabbitt fan and love the sound of his voice, I give this album five stars.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.