Article by PJ Cornell.
Syndicated from the Asterisked Music Journal.
Assessment: 7.7 out of 10.
Bottom line up front: You guys are very good. You could be much better. The only thing you need to unlock your potential is to get off the flouride and find your untapped warrior spirit. You identify your genre as being «Easycore/Melodicore.» I’ve never heard of this genre, but based on the sound, I gather that the idea is that it’s Metalcore minus the screaming. Here’s the thing, guys: you need to know your fan base. Chances are, if they like your admittedly excellent riffs and melodies, they’re probably Killswitch Engage fans. You’re trying to sell soft-core KsE. That’s not going to fly. GET ANGRY!
Highlights: The best song you guys have, by far, is Retribution. You could maybe speed it up a little, but I like the riffs, I like the vocal harmonies, and I love the screams. That’s the direction I’d like to see you take. Look Alive is a distant second. It’s a decent song. Has a great tune.
Criticisms: Look guys. You just need to get hardcore. Bottom line. Find your inner warrior. Speed it up. Give us more screams. You’ve got talent. Make me feel like you actually believe in what you’re singing about.
Conclusion: Good songs. Get mad. Ramp it up.