Challenger (Memphis May Fire album)

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Challenger
Memphis May Fire Challenger.jpg
Studio album by
Released June 26, 2012
Studio Chango Studios, Orlando, Florida
Genre
Length 41:52
Label Rise
Producer Cameron Mizell, Kellen McGregor
Memphis May Fire chronology
The Hollow
(2011)
Challenger
(2012)
Unconditional
(2014)
Singles from Challenger
  1. "Prove Me Right"
    Released: May 24, 2012
  2. "Vices"
    Released: June 13, 2012
  3. "Miles Away"
    Released: August 1, 2013
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (65/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolute Punk 75%[2]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[3]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars
Punknews.org 2/5 stars[4]
Rock Sound 7/10 stars[5]
Sputnik Music 4.5/5 stars[6]
Rockfreaks.net 8.5/10 stars[7]

Challenger is the third full-length album by American metalcore band Memphis May Fire which was released June 26, 2012 via Rise Records.[8] The band released the first single, "Prove Me Right," on May 24. They also released the 5th track on the album, "Vices," on June 13 as the second single from the album. On June 18, all of the songs were uploaded to YouTube on the Rise Records page.[9] The album debuted at number 16 on the Billboard 200,[10] selling more than 18,000 copies in its first week.[11]

It is the first album to have rhythm guitarist Anthony Sepe who replaced original member Ryan Bentley following his departure on April 2011.

Track listing

All lyrics written by Matty Mullins, all music composed by Kellen McGregor and Memphis May Fire

No. Title Length
1. "Without Walls" 1:42
2. "Alive in the Lights" 4:11
3. "Prove Me Right" 4:08
4. "Red in Tooth & Claw" 4:14
5. "Vices" 4:08
6. "Legacy" 4:04
7. "Miles Away" (feat. Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens) 4:12
8. "Jezebel" 4:21
9. "Losing Sight" (feat. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria) 3:40
10. "Generation: Hate" 4:27
11. "Vessels" 2:46
Total length: 41:52

Personnel

  • Matty Mullins – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Kellen McGregor – lead guitar
  • Anthony Sepe - rhythm guitar
  • Cory Elder – bass guitar
  • Jake Garland – drums

References

  1. ^ "Challenger by Memphis May Fire". Metacritic. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Challenger review". Absolutepunk.net. Absolute Punk.
  3. ^ "Review: Challenger". Alternativepress.com. July 12, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "Challenger". Punknews.org. Punknews.org.
  5. ^ "Challenger review". Rocksound.tv. Rock Sound. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  6. ^ "Challenger by Memphis May Fire". sputnikmusic.com. Sputnik Music. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Memphis May Fire - Challenger (album review)". Rockfreaks.net. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Memphis May Fire stream new album, 'Challenger'". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  9. ^ Video on YouTube
  10. ^ "Memphis May Fire - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
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