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Frickin Winning

Downloaded these bad boys over the course of this past week. Some rwere very welcome surprises, some just confirmed what I suspected.
5A Skylit Drive
Identity On Fire


I seriously dislike this band. After "Wires," ASD dropped off my radar and completely shed all talent, creativity, and pleasant vocals. Their EP is their only above average CD. Jag's voice proves to be nothing more than grating, repetitive, and classless. My low expectations were surprisingly not even met.
4Dance Gavin Dance
Downtown Battle Mountain II


I have been a huge fan of DGD ever since I heard the first DMB, so it's safe to say I naturally liked this. I'm not so much of a fan of where the band's sound as a whole is going, but I still enjoyed it WAY more than Happiness. Some of my favorite tracks are "Spooks," "People You Knew," and "Elder Goose." Jonny Craig seems content on hitting lower notes now, and in my opinion doesn't seem as passionate as the first release. Overall, still a pretty good listen.
3As Blood Runs Black
Instinct


Has to be some of the worst album art ever. Looks like a stupid roller coaster I'm about to unwillingly ride. The new vocalist is a little better than the old one in my opinion, but he definitely lacks any power behind his mids. The production is pretty good, not surprisingly. However, none of these turn out to be any sort of welcome addition to the band. The band is like Oceano on Contagion: boring, bland, and uninteresting. This was fun for the first few listens, I guess.
2Warning
Watching From A Distance


Pretty new to doom metal, not going to lie. This album gets A TON of praise on here so I figured it was something to check out. My favorite tracks are "Watching From A Distance" and "Bridges." I don't like the production very much, the songs kind of all sound the same, but it's a pretty emotional and surprisingly intense listen for being so restrained. I like the guy's voice too.
1Salt The Wound
Kill The Crown


I would say this is miles ahead of Carnal Repercussions and Ares. I have been a fan of STW ever since they just had a 3 song demo that included "The Conformist," "Peas And Carrots," and "I Swear The Visine Is For My Allergies." Consisting of only Jake Scott and Kevin Schaefer, KTC is a shift away from the bland deathcore genre and definitely explores a more melodic and structured side to STW's music. Recommended tracks are definitely "Consequence," "Why Don't You Have A Seat," and "Early Mornings And Late Nights." The production is stellar, Kevin's scream is a lot better, and the riffing is just overall more interesting.
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