MetalBite Review by JD on 11/14/2008
I have to say, I heard some really good things about Left To Vanish
through out the scene... and they were all over the place with the hype that was being generated. My great crushing disappointment came when I was charged with reviewing it, and I heard it for the first time.
As a Nu-metal band that is seemingly trying to be heavier and faster while making a real name for themselves... Left To Vanish
fall way short of the mark. It sounds good, the packaging is awesome and everything. It does seem like they are exceptional musicians, and their lyrics seem to be top notch as they explore things that are funny yet serious as well... as a whole, they just simply don’t bring it across in a way that is at all really believable.
They are very ingenious in how they crafted their material, but they lack the one thing that would bring them out of the shadows of all of the other Nu-Metal bands... believability! Songs like ‘Dirt Merchant’
and ‘Eyeless in Gaza'
show Left To Vanish
have more than just amazing potential, as these are so well written yet very nasty truthful songs... but overall the feel of the album lacks that believability that it needs.
Don’t get me wrong, Left To Vanish
has a long career ahead of them, and I see them getting way better than this in a really short amount of time. "Versus The Throne
" is a good start for the band but it is only that... a good start.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 6.2 out of 10