This Runs Through
Until Forever Finds Me


3.5
great

Review

by Jewish Dickgirl USER (17 Reviews)
November 8th, 2007 | 48 replies | 7,686 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Packed with back-to-back melodic and dissonant-breakdown passages, This Runs Through's debut is a solid blend of Botch clone mentality and Southern Christcore.

9 of 11 thought this review was well written

This Runs Through's debut is definitely something out of an era of metalcore that spawned some of the best acts of the genre. Until Forever Finds Me is a very ecclectic metalcore album with a very uplifting emotional feel to it. It's similar to a more melodic and less contrite version of Underoath's Define The Great Line. Less poppy clean parts, less "noisy" sections, and more just ubeat melodic parts and Botch influenced breakdowns.

Chamberlain's screaming is extremely powerful and fits the music much better than it does Underoath. The voice mixes with the guitar to bring out a definite sense of depression but a feeling that grace can save. The lyrical content tells of a broken heart and the comforting hand of prayer and faith, and forgiveness for misdeeds. Through and through the band presents their faith in the music itself.

The guitarwork draws a varied amount of influences from a few styles of metal and hardcore, as opposed to just a tuffguy/thrash combo, or a tuffguy/melodic death combo. There's a good bit of Hopesfall and 7 Angels 7 Plagues styled melodies, as well as a good bit of Prayer For Cleansing-esque melodies, and a pretty ambient layering to the guitars; coupled with a fuzzy production that just adds more to the effect. Of course there's also some noisy breakdowns too. The rhythm section is nice and solid, the bass stays steady, and the drumming is busy when necessary.

The only real issue with the album is how young the band was. It's varied, but the variation seems to be of stuff that's already been done. It's well done, but the band didn't quite portray their personal vision that well at this age, the last two songs they recorded [released on a Facedown Records compilation] were much more mature and original sounding.

Pros:
Great vocal range.
Great contrast of melodic and noisy parts.
Very Powerful.
Underproduction fits.

Cons:
A bit generic.



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Confessed2005
November 8th 2007



3314 Comments


Dude, review that Architects album with the long name too. Am I right in saying it has six tracks?

ToWhatEnd
November 8th 2007



3172 Comments


Wow I never knew these guys existed. Good review but after hearing a few tracks off of this I still think Define The Great Line is Spencer's highlight performance thus far.

Abaddon2005
November 8th 2007



684 Comments


Christcore..? tell me you're kidding

Intransit
November 8th 2007



2797 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Okay review. This is actually pretty good. Spencer is better on DtGL though, and that is saying something considering he was pretty not good on that album. Musically, this shit is pretty sick though.

Monticello
November 8th 2007



805 Comments


What's with all the negs....I thought it was a pretty good review.

DWittisarockstar
November 8th 2007



1501 Comments


Short, my favorite. Pretty good too.

I pos. 4 negs doesn't seem fair.

Reign_In_Blood_89
November 8th 2007



298 Comments


We already have enough -core as it is...Christcore HAHAHAHA

Zoo
November 8th 2007



3759 Comments


Decent review. The negs were most likely a result of either the length or the people that do not like i am the robots.

i am the robots
November 8th 2007



1027 Comments


We already have enough -core as it is...Christcore HAHAHAHA

I was saying Christcore in reference to CHRISTIAN HARDCORE, HOLY SHIT
I'm sick of reviewing shit and stupid little kids negging it because I proved them wrong. Grow the hell up, I put time into something, at least respect that.

[quote=Confessed2005]Dude, review that Architects album with the long name too. Am I right in saying it has six tracks?[/quote]
It's only three tracks long. :/This Message Edited On 11.08.07

Sleepy
November 8th 2007



51 Comments


Hey now, kids, Christians aren't exempt from temper tantrums and teen angst just because they're down with Jesus.

I'm a staunch Atheist, but if you're honestly going to dismiss music based on the religious background of the band members, you're no better than the Spanish Inquisition. Drop the hypocrisy, then hope your balls follow suit sometime in the next five years.

Lastly, realize that people put time into the reviews on this website. If you just got done painting a pretty little picture, would you want some big, mean bully to drop his pants and pee on it right in front of you? That's just not playground etiquette!

Good review, mappy, even though I've never heard it I have a pretty good idea of what to expect now.

funhouse
November 8th 2007



28 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Good review man, I don't really like this band that much though.

DaveBum69
November 9th 2007



699 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I have this EP, its great, good to see someone besides me has found its greatness to, I wish these guys would have at least made a full length, they could have done great things

i am the robots
November 9th 2007



1027 Comments


I agree, but hey, the new Underoath has the same type of thing going for it.

Willie
Moderator
November 9th 2007



15894 Comments


I didn't neg this (if I did I would have left a reason), but I can see why some might not like it. It's not the length that would cause it... it's the lack of detail maybe, the most description we get is a direct comparison to an Underoath album... so if the reader hasn't heard it then they have no idea what it is except more metalcore.

Edit: And later descriptions are, again, direct comparisons to other bands. I don't even know if this vocalist screams or sings or both or what...This Message Edited On 11.09.07

Digging: Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse - 20th Year Anniversary

Tyler
Emeritus
November 9th 2007



7928 Comments


Uh, he says quite a bit actually.

Less poppy clean parts, less "noisy" sections, and more just ubeat melodic parts and Botch influenced breakdowns.

The voice mixes with the guitar to bring out a definite sense of depression but a feeling that grace can save. The lyrical content tells of a broken heart and the comforting hand of prayer and faith, and forgiveness for misdeeds. Through and through the band presents their faith in the music itself.

The guitarwork draws a varied amount of influences from a few styles of metal and hardcore, as opposed to just a tuffguy/thrash combo, or a tuffguy/melodic death combo.

I could go on.

People are idiots, seriously. The point of a review is to basically outline the material, then to sell it or to say why it's not worth a purchase. Mappy says more than enough on the sound, and he also maps it to other bands and albums. You review within a genre going on the basis that people at least have a vague understanding of it. It's not his problem if you're completely ignorant.

With that said, people neg him because he likes admittedly lame music and actually knows what 'core is. He starts arguments over genres (melodeath vs metalcore being the typical) and he tends to win them. Being that the majority of the 'metal' users on this site are absolute tools, the negs come in full swing. This Message Edited On 11.09.07

i am the robots
November 9th 2007



1027 Comments


And I argue with people when I'm board, so don't take it personally. :o
I was thinking people would expect screamed vocals from a metalcore band btw.This Message Edited On 11.09.07

Willie
Moderator
November 9th 2007



15894 Comments


Cocaine: I'm aware that arguing with you is pointless... I've seen it happen before and it goes nowhere...

Iamtherobots: I don't think I've ever argued with you so I'm not taking anything personally at all. I also have heard Underoath and understand the comparisons you're making, as well as knowing what to expect vocally from a metalcore band... I was just playing devils advocate and trying to figure out some reason why you'd get hit with so many negs (other then the conspiracy theory)... but you might be right for all I know, maybe they're just being pricks.This Message Edited On 11.09.07

i am the robots
November 9th 2007



1027 Comments


More like whatever, alle ist gut.This Message Edited On 11.09.07

Tyler
Emeritus
November 9th 2007



7928 Comments


I wasn't trying to start an argument Willie. I first said how I felt Mappy said enough in the review, then I moved on to why he was negged (IMO).

Willie
Moderator
November 9th 2007



15894 Comments


My apologies then... it's 4am and I'm at work, and took that the wrong way.



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