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Eyes Set to Kill have always occupied a weird niche that left people a lot of room to dislike (or dismiss) their style of music. It was always too poppy for the metal crowd (and having a female vocalist never helped), but it was always too heavy for the mainstream rock fans (mainly due to the screams). With the release of the band’s first single “All You Ever Knew” from their upcoming album Broken Frames it’s not certain whether or not they’ll be able to break from that niche, but they’re definitely trying. This track is more powerful than anything the band has ever done before. The screams are finally not a hinderance (as they’ve been pretty poor on every other album), and even Alexia Rodriguez has stepped up her vocal performance. Behind them is music that finally has more in common with metal than the pop of the past. Listen and judge for yourself. The album comes out on June 8th through BreakSilence Records.

Read an interview with Alexia Rodriquez about the new single at RevolverMag.com.





ThePalestMexican
04.05.10
They've been alright on past releases, the screams have finally gotten better though.

Willie
04.05.10
Yeah, this was definitely a surprise. I still think they have a little further to go (based on this one song, at least).

bloc
04.05.10
Never liked this band, but the song is not bad at all.

Zip
04.05.10
Well I for one don't particularly like the new vocalist, I never much cared for this band but I have to say I like their old material better.

Willie
04.05.10
I like their older material and I like this song too. I'll wait for the full album to decide which style I like better.

cvlts
04.05.10
never heard of this band before. light this city much?

bloc
04.05.10
This band ain't got nothing on Light This City.

cvlts
04.05.10
id take maria over any of those two chicks (combined).

Willie
04.05.10
I've never heard Light This City. If I like these guys then I should look into them?

bloc
04.05.10
Light This City is really different than these guys though, they're pure melodic death.

Willie
04.05.10
oh. so why are we comparing?

bloc
04.05.10
What band has the hotter woman, I suppose.

Willie
04.05.10
I'm all for that. I think I'd have to stick with the girl that doesn't sing from Eyes Set to Kill. The Light This Fire chick isn't doing it for me. The real great duo is the Meg & Dia sisters.

http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/meg_and_dia.jpg

bloc
04.05.10
lol, Light this City*

Totally agree with the quiet one being hotter in this band and yes, Meg & Dia do kill it. And there's GOT to be a reason why I listen to Michelle Branch.

Willie
04.05.10
Oh, shit, yeah -- Light This City. ha ha.

Yeah, it couldn't be because she's making everyone wait just about six months, so far, for a freakin' country album.

bloc
04.05.10
What a tease, but ugh, country....

Willie
04.05.10
It was supposed to be released last September. It just keeps getting bumped back.

bloc
04.05.10
She's a mother now, so I think it's because she wouldn't be able to tour immediately after the album was released.

Baphomet
04.06.10
I love this band. They're nothing too amazing but they never disapoint and never wear off.

Willie
04.06.10
What did you think of their new song?

Baphomet
04.06.10
Well, it kinda surprised me since it feels heavier than their earlier efforts but it's pretty enjoyable.

Willie
04.06.10
Yeah, surprised was the best word for me too. I liked their last album, but I felt that it was trying too hard to be in the middle of everything. It tried to be pop and heavy and it didn't really pull off either. So, I was thinking they either needed to move back towards the poppy stuff or get heavier....

...that's the long version of the story...

Baphomet
04.06.10
Yeah I felt the same way too, although I enjoy their poppy side I always look forward to see how a band progresses and if their upcoming album is heavy all the way it might be a step up for ESTK. My one gripe is that if they want to go heavier it could mean less Alexia and more screams, and for me it was the mostly-female vocals which made this band stand out.

Willie
04.06.10
I agree again. If you click on the link to the RevolverMag interview, she says that the whole album is heavier. So, we'll see how it turns out. It would be stupid of them to think that her vocals are anything other than the main draw of the band, though. So hopefully the screams are used about the same as before.

- Good to see you back, by the way. 2 months would have been a long-ass time.

Baphomet
04.06.10
Yep, let's just hope for the best. You know how sometimes bands say one thing and the result is completely disappointing; hell, James Hetfield said St. Anger would be deep. "So deep lyrically and musically".

And thanks man... after two days I was craving so badly for my sputnik fix and the douche in my local drug store said there was no patch for that.

YouAreMySilence
04.06.10
Hush dont speak a word about the dreams that I live for.

Willie
04.06.10
I'm hopeful for this. For anyone that likes this band, you should check out the blog I just posted for a band called Thera (not "just posted"... it's been a few hours, but you know...)

Jips
04.06.10
not into this band... i guess il try this new song..

Willie
04.06.10
Cool. Post your thoughts ;)

sniper
04.06.10
This is kinda just a weird mix. I either love this or I hate it but I still don't know which. It's not that I don't like the poppy aspect, and I enjoy their aggressive parts, but I'm not sure how to feel about it.

Willie
04.06.10
I know how you feel. The new album could still go either way for me. It depends on how the rest of the songs flesh out around this, because this one is kind of --- off?

If you like these guys check out the Thera blog post and listen to the songs.

Jips
04.07.10
hmmm i liked the song... was a step in the right direction for the band...still dont knoww how interested i am...

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