Through Her Eyes – Blackened Sky.
Talk about hot off the press! Received this one
within hours of its completion at Musoplex studio. Four tracks
on offer are;
- Backspace. Thrash/metalcore intro gets things
going. Main riff is powerful and menacing. Clean vocals sounded
a bit out of place but led into another quality riff. Bass work
on this one is superb and drives the track along well; great
- Burnt Pictures. Choppy opening reminded
me most of I Hate You More. Semi-acoustic section follows with
clean vocals, although there are a few effects added. The bridge
section that follows contains another superb riff, before the
opening section is repeated at breakdown pace.
- My Throat. Chaotic feel initially, essentially
it's a fast thrasher with extreme vocals. Chorus contains an
absolutely immense riff. Second chorus has a symphonic/black
metal feel at the end. Clean vocals towards the end of the track
miss the mark for me again.
- Battlecry. Minimalist opening before an
enormous riff erupts. This leads into a choppy thrash section
with barked vocals. Chorus is superb and the bridge leans towards
modern prog. Another brutal riff precedes a surprisingly subdued
Production is good - Si you've done the guys
proud! Lots of influences on display here, thrash, metalcore,
doom, death and hardcore to name but a few. They're combined well
too, tempo and section changes are well handled. I like the fact
that the kick drumming is used sparingly, and for effect, rather
than constant blasting. There's a lot of solid riffs and good
hooks here too. My only negative, you've guessed it, is the clean
vocal sections - they really don't work for me. Otherwise I enjoyed
this a lot and look forward to hearing this performed live soon!