The vocalist uses a great combination of high and low vocals throughout the album, but I feel as though his lows are just much better than his highs. Most of the high patterns that show up are layered with lows, which I feel fill out the song better than the vocalist’s use of his highs alone. I also really like his mid-range screams, it reminds me of Mike Hranica’s new “barks” and “yells” off of The Devil Wears Prada’s latest release, Dead Throne.
Throughout the album, the drum fills and breakdown patterns stick out to me much more than the guitarist’s use of their time during these sections. Sometimes they use a sweep or an interesting riff to catch the listener off guard, but mostly they follow the same patterns and don’t break-free from the groove of the breakdown. They definitely showcase their ability at times, especially in Spit Your Dignity and Asylum, but the rest seems to just mix together and never really captures the listener’s attention.
The title track is definitely my favorite track, and I really wished that the band could have put as many varying song elements into the rest of the tracks. This is the bands first release, so I only expect improvement in the future. I’m looking forward to hearing some new material.
For Fans of: Float Face Down, Boris The Blade, I Declare War, King Conquer, Molotov Solution