Once deafening and powerful, Gideon have lost much of their traction “coming out” of the light.

For those of you not yet aware, the band has taken a similar approach to their music as Underoath’s Erase Me—they’ve stepped away from their Christian label to muddy their lyrics with curse words and gangster attitude.

While Underoath was able to make this cross successfully, the new Gideon feels more like an imposter in comparison to their previous work. The songs don’t hit as hard; the lyrics are far less striking, and the overall atmosphere has been lost. Though there are scattered moments in which Out of Control is solid enough to enjoy, the overall impression is one of disappointment in the end.

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