Memphis May Fire’s “Broken” fails to chart on the Billboard Top 200

While we critically derided the record recently, Memphis May Fire’s Broken isn’t an irredeemable album. A generally competent musical performance is given by all members of the band, and there’s even a couple standout songs. However, the album’s material mostly misses the mark, marred by a series of missteps via both musical choices and execution, as well as poor promotion overall by their label. It’s not a surprise that Broken also suffered their worst chart performance since The Hollow.

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Album Review: Memphis May Fire – “Broken”

Did you know there was a new Memphis May Fire album dropping this Friday? *crickets chirping* Yeah, same here. The metalcore band that once made solid records like Sleepwalking and The Hollow have instead attempted to enter the mainstream rock world – and while plenty of bands have released albums that transitioned successfully (Restoring Force, SANDPIT TURTLE, and I Prevail), Memphis May Fire simply haven’t been one of them, at least musically.

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