The Breathing Process
In Waking: Divinity


3.5
great

Review

by I made this account in 2008 USER (3 Reviews)
February 17th, 2008 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Breathing Process is an unknown band looking for an audience. What kind of fans they're targeting their music to, however, is a bit sketchy.

The Breathing Process is

Ren - Bass
Ian - Guitars
John - Lead Vocals
Jordan - Guitars
Alana - Keys/Synth
Chris - Drums


In Waking: Divinity clocks in at around 34 minutes (only 8 out of the 12 are actually songs, 4 are brief instrumentals that give the illusion the cd is longer than it is) , and is a hard cd to describe. So, I’ll breakdown (pun not intended) their style. The vocalist’s default growl is a bit on the metalcore side, while he mixes in some highs and occasionally incorporates a quieter, darker style during softer moments. As a whole, they seem to complement the music well, but do become a little monotonous at times. On the closing track “The Treasonist” he incorporates surprisingly good clean vocals in the chorus, it is a shame they are not fitted into other songs, there are a few opportunities where they would’ve been beneficial.

Onto the music side, the guitars are a mixed bag of standard metal riffs and chugging, but are melodic occasionally, and even briefly technical on two songs ('Pandora‘s Rebirth', 'Prey'). None of it is particularly amazing, but I’ll give them props for having a range of styles. There are a decent dosage of breakdowns on In Waking: Divinity , but they are not used too excessively. Next, the drumming is crisp and clean. The double bass and occasional blast beats are again, nothing mind-blowing, but are solid. Moving on to the bass… umm, yeah you can’t hear it at all. Finally, the keys/syth on the cd. They give off a consistently eerie atmosphere, and add depth to the music. This is especially true in the quieter moments, where the distorted guitars fade, the drumming tempo slows, but the vocals are kept in place.

In terms of individual songs, "Dear Antigone' best represents what this band is about. A mix of melodic riffs, clean sections with keys, two breakdowns, solid drumming, and the climax of the song (and album for that matter) where a melodic solo is played with blazing fast double bass in background kicking in during the end.

This band is kinda hard to describe in terms of genre. If I could take a shot I’d call it melodic deathcore. They are unique in a sense, the black metal influences present with the addition of the atmospheric keys definitely create some genre debates. On their myspace it says “Metal/Death Metal/Black Metal” so I guess that’s that.

I really don’t know who to recommend this band to, they’re a pretty unique group, but overall nothing groundbreaking. I say if you like metalcore or deathcore but don’t like all the hxc baggage that goes along with it (ahem Winds of Plague ahem), check these guys out.

Pros:

- Clean key sections that slow the otherwise fast pace
- General atmosphere
- Most songs deliever (of the 8 that are actual songs)
- Cover art is some of the best I've seen, and captures the feel of the band

Cons:

- Nothing mind-blowing you haven't heard before, its just different in some ways
- Clean vocals only make an appearance on the final track


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asdemonsburn
February 17th 2008


793 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

My first review, I know its short, but I tried to keep it brief and to the point. Any comments would be cool.

http://myspace.com/tbp "> http://myspace.com/tbp

Slaytan
February 17th 2008


1186 Comments


Never heard of this band, I guess I'll give them a listen.
For a first review, good job. You described the vocal sound very well, but just a bit more detail on the musicality would have been nice.

Slaytan
February 17th 2008


1186 Comments


Ok, so I just listened to the songs on their MySpace; the songs were good, but nothing I haven't heard done, and done better before.

Mr Fahrenheit
February 17th 2008


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm really liking this right now, they have sort of a faux black metal sound kind of like Dimmu Borgir.

Decent review, Slayton's right; you could have gone into more detail about the instruments

asdemonsburn
February 17th 2008


793 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

duely noted for future reviews.

Yep, today I realized this band kinda sounds like a much darker version of As I Lay Dying, and thats fine by me.

I'd substitute poppiness for atmosphere any day.

beans
February 18th 2008


2332 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this band is ok, not anything great
and try and describe the album a little more

needs detail
other than that, good job straight forward and to the point

GleamInRanks
February 18th 2008


298 Comments


I saw this band at a local show, didn't think much of them. I thought it was pretty average. It was fun to watch two or three kids that were into it try do the whole mosh thing though.

beans
February 18th 2008


2332 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

push mosh style

Pebster49
February 20th 2008


2992 Comments


im not sure about this bad...they seem decent, but maybe tooo generic...I kinda like the elements of it, just maybe there mixing isn't as good as it should be.

DoomsdayMachine3
April 5th 2008


4 Comments


This band is actually on of the best from the East Coast. Nearly all their guitar riffs are technical, and every beat the drummer plays is simply fantastic. He's ex-Bury Your Dead, and played on "Cover Your Tracks."

They put on an absolute killer live show, and a far cry from As I Lay Dying.

BallsToTheWall
April 5th 2008


44482 Comments


Check out Burn In Silence. They're like these guys with the symphonic keyboards and dark lyrics but better. They broke up recently but their 2006 album, Angel Maker is phenominal and has great clean/harsh vocals.

Digging: Tove Lo - Queen of the Clouds

madisonthebearr
July 23rd 2008


3 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

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asdemonsburn
July 23rd 2008


793 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

My bad.
Yeah I've known about TBP for awhile, I loved the old version of The Treasonist and was a bit confused when I heard the version on this album. It definitely sounded inferior, plus I really liked the intro on the old song which was m.i.a.
Are you in another band atm?

boristhebladexx
July 23rd 2008


61 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this guys have interesting breakdowns, and whenever i see them live mad kids get down for them. they're pretty good. new drummer is really nuts

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MizaelMassacre
September 15th 2009


48 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

omg ive seen them live

mrfoldgers
March 16th 2010


20 Comments


oh look no full stream hmmm sound familiar?
and just for future reference, if you add the band members' names, include their last names broseph.



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