|Record Label:||Roadrunner Records|
|Genre:||Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal|
|Producer:||Adam Dutkiewicz, Adam Puthiewicz|
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Sorry but i would have to say that this is by fare the best killswitch engage cd. Even without Jesse they can still get it done, one of my favorit bands of all. I recon the CD to any budy who loves nice thrash speed metal. 5/5
Alive or Just Breathing is the second studio album by American metalcore band Killswitch Engage. It was released on May 21, 2002 through Roadrunner Records. It is the last album to feature vocalist Jesse Leach. The album's title comes from a lyric in the track "Just Barely Breathing."Alive or Just Breathing managed to peak at #37 on the Heatseekers Chart. Although the album did not receive much mainstream success, it received generally positive reviews from contemporary critics and is also recognized for the rising popularity of metalcore. The album is 33rd in Music Radar's list of Greatest Heavy Metal albums and is featured in IGN's honorable mentions in their list of 25 Greatest Metal Albums.
A music video was made for the track "Life to Lifeless", which shows the band performing live in black and white. Another music video directed by P. R. Brown was made for the track "My Last Serenade."
It is the last album to feature vocalist Jesse Leach, who left the band because of family issues and depression from being on the road. It is also the last album to feature Adam Dutkiewicz as the drummer, who immediately switched to guitar after production for the album finished.
This album is for true fans of Killswitch Engage. There are not many albums in which you can just go and listen to every single track until it's over, but this is one I can listen to with ease. I love to own the original albums because mp3's aren't always gonna be there. Just take care of all your assets. This is one of mine. All positives here. Killswitch Engage rocks!!!
Great CD. I really enjoy # 6 and #9 on this CD. All their albums are great. Great band. Cant wait for them to come out with a new album.
I love listening to Killswitch Engage and this album was no exception. Great music with charging riffs but also good melodic verses. I would recommend getting any Killswitch Engage album to anyone who listens to heavy metal, and this being one of their earlier releases is a great place to start.