Review by JD on November 5, 2011.
I have never asked this type of very weird question before to the metal masses, but Greece’s Tears made me have to ask it. Can Progressive styled metal with all of the philosophy of Sigmund Freud (the father of Modern Psychology) catch on in todays metal landscape? I told you this was a weird question. I have to answer that, I guess...
Mixing monstrously powerful metal with Dark Progressive music and lyrics that are so personal and deeply rooted in the musicians that bring these words to life... Tears take you on a trip into the very center of their own psyches, no matter how dark and fearfull that trip might end up being. It is like this band has perfected a way to psychoanalyse themselves musically. Wonder if they bill themselves on a sliding scale or just give themselves freebie service?
Many topics here are dark, deep and yet very familiar as each shine a light into there lives and expose what is there. Musically they are progressive as hell as they show talent that is way beyond most out there, but it is the amazing lyrics that are supported by all of this is the shining gem in this musical treasure trove. With the two equal sides of this bands talents so in sync, Tears has blown past the entire feild of competition and have arrived in a position all of their own.
Tears have shown the metal world a side to it that needed to be seen. Metal has always been personal for those of us who love it, and now Tears have shown the healing qualities it always had to the world, and verifies that it is relevant in our lives when most of the world thinks it is all just ‘noise’. You gotta thank a band for this... Tears - thank you.
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Rating: 9.0 out of 10