Review by Adam M on March 31, 2017.
Mutiny Within plays metalcore, but with an atmospheric music aspect present. They perform very catchy music that is interesting in a way that Periphery is interesting. In fact, that is the first act I thought of when listening to this band.
Though the clean vocals fall a bit short of those from that band, there is still a lot to like coming from this vocalist. He traverses the lines between clean and harsh singing often and with ease. This guy guides the remainder of the band. The guitars are nicely melodic and convey a very memorable style. This album has a very sweet sound that is pleasant on the ears. One takes the tracks like ear candy and they deliver in a phenomenal manner. The album is certainly easy on the ears, but there is a mixture of quieter and louder moments. The ability to create interesting dynamics is one of the reasons this album is so successful. The clean vocal portions are plentiful and stick out like a sore thumb. This is the biggest reason the album is so successful. All is not perfect, however. The clean singing also has a downside. It seems to fit into a mainstream mold that the band creates. Even though there is solid musicianship to back it up, one can’t help but feeling the album was an attempt at reaching at broader audience. The music is demanding enough, but there is simplicity present as well.
The overall aura of the album is one that will reach a mainstream audience, but find an underground niche as well. It seems Mutiny Within has found a pretty good balance on this disc. This should appeal to fans of bands within the metalcore genre, but also those looking for good music in general. Mutiny Within has a minor winner on their hands with Origins.
Rating: 7.6 out of 10