Winter Of Ashes
Review by JD on November 30, 2010.
I normally do not like Metalcore all that much, there is something about it that rubs me the wrong way more times than not. It is like the proliferation of the scream-o stuff that is out there and that is the main force in heavier music now, it has power and all yet always seems to fall short of its potential. With that been explained, here is England’s Through Her Eyes.
Through Her Eyes are a five member band, that takes the harshness of the newer extremes of metal and combines it with the fierceness and full on aggression of flat out Punk. Intelligent as they are heavy, they seem to straddle the fence between the two genres well to bring out the best of both.
Even though the album is a wall of heaviness and aggression the whole thing seems one dimensional and every riff played is rehashed from another band. It has some power to it but there is no passion in any of the forty minutes of the CD. Sadly, whatever talent that the band has, is lost forever in a sea of lackluster music and overdone lyric topics.
The band seems to have a great amount of talent, but because of the plain and unquestionably ordinary music and nondescript lyrics this is an album that screams to be infused with a whole whack of energy - and ends up in a country wide blackout. It is sad to see a band with some sense of promise shoot themselves in the foot. Is there a pediatrist in the house??
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 6.5 out of 10