Review Summary: I loved this C.D. and it is a very well put together. The vocals are amazing and the guitar is to. But the only thing I found a that may be less then perfect is repetitiveness. You may feel like it is repeating itself over and over. But other then that I
This is a little known about self released E.P. Haste the Day originaly a band from Indianapolis was formed by some friends. They held an open audition and then hired Jimmy Ryan (2001-2005) as their lead singer. Ryan anounced His depature of the band due to a pending marrige. Their new lead singer is Stephen Keetch (2005-) . Ryan is now in an unsigned band and works at Tooth and Nail Records. This is their first E.P. featuring Ryan.
1. Muddy Waters:
This is a mostly instrumentel song with lyrics near the end. At first when I heard this song I listened to the first few seconds and thought "What a boring way to start a CD."
I made the mistake of skipping the track and not listening to it fully. You may think this to.
The song starts out very slow with an acoustic kinda sound it remains that way for the rest of the song. But altough it may sound boring it is a very good song. Not the best on the CD though.
This is a very fast paced song. It begins with a little feedback and then blasts into Ryans Sreemo/Growl mix. Then as it goes on you hear Chaulk's very clean voice.
This song has been featured on many Rock stations christian and non-christian.
This is a good song also. Just not one of the best.
3. As Lambs
This is also another fast paced song (as most of them are). The name is taken from their
christian beliefs to be like lambs. In this song Ryan's Vocals may not be as clean, but the guitar and the drums are exellent. This is the #3 best song on the CD.
4. Who We Are
I love this song. It Begins with an acoustic guitar and Chaulk's (lead guitarist) clean Vocals. At first this seems like a boring song. But after the line "It could be, could be, could be" The Electric Guitars Blast in with the line "who we are, a reflection of what we do." In the back round kicks in Ryan's Screemo/Growling mix repeating the words. The song goes on with the same thing, But after the second chorus there's a short guitar riff and then Ryan get's in there for a short while. Another example of their christianity is in the lyrics.
This is just a short little instumentl interlude.
Not much to say here.
6. The Dry Season.
Here it is... the best song on the CD. This song starts with a drum solo and then comes everything at once. The Guitar is simply amazing in this song at first it's like a hard rock style, then it changes to a Jazzy side, then goes quite with nothing but an Acoustic guitar and Ryan's clean vocals. Expressing his need for Jesus Christ. "I need You more than the lily's need rain". After this there is a very fast, very cool guitar riff. After a bit of it Ryan comes back in with his amazing vocals. This is truly a song worthy of being called Metal.
This is another short little song. I don't know what to say about this song.
It's very different from the rest of the C.D.
I encorage you to listen to this C.D. You may have a different opinion about it.
And I respect that. This E.P. is availible at Amazon or on Haste the Day's Website (www.hastetheday.net).