It Prevails
Findings


2.5
average

Review

by Spec USER (44 Reviews)
September 30th, 2010 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Save your time and money for their next full length.

It Prevails is a five piece, melodic hardcore band from Denver, Colorado. They are influenced heavily by bands like Shai Hulud, Strongarm and Lifetime. Much like Shai Hulud, the bands lyrics seem to draw from struggles of the human condition and society as a whole. The band has released two full lengths. (Capture & Embrace, The Inspiration)
Findings is the bands most recent release.

The three song Ep kicks off with "Placed In My Hands." The song itself has some well done drumming work but not much more than that. The harsh vocals seem forced as well as uninspired and the clean vocals sound exhausted. The song is not at all up to par with any of the bands previous work and almost sounds like a B-Side off of "Capture & Embrace." Next up is the track "Something More" which doesn't do much better than the first track. It sounds a lot like Underoath in the TOCS era and the vocals still sound tired and forced. The instrumentals however do their best to make up for this lack of inspiration but still can't quite pull it off.
"Mend Again" is the Ep's closer and is my personal favourite track off it. The vocals finally go back to the old style where it sounds like Ian is once again singing from the heart, instead of just trying to "knock off another song." The bands chemistry really comes into play for the song as well.

All in all the "Findings" Ep isn't really worth checking into except for the third track. I would save the money and just wait for the bands next full length which is hopefully, back to routine compared to this mediocre Ep.

Recommended Track:
-Mend Again



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Spec
September 30th 2010


27179 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Short review I know. Its hard with only three very mediocre songs. Loved their old stuff.

cvlts
September 30th 2010


8960 Comments


they lost my attention at The Inspiration and have yet to get it back.

adhoc
September 30th 2010


216 Comments


wont bother checking this out

adhoc
September 30th 2010


216 Comments


wont bother checking this out

Spec
September 30th 2010


27179 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Today Is Yesterdays Tomorrow was a great song. I hope they go back to routine for their next release. I think this was just a sneaky way of getting some b-sides out there.

cvlts
September 30th 2010


8960 Comments


band font is the same at the carriers. js.

fromtheinside
September 30th 2010


18363 Comments


they're overrated so it's ok. =P

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accompliceofmydeath
September 30th 2010


4227 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I feel like I would've bought this when I saw them back in June. I guess now I know not to.

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Slum
September 30th 2010


2579 Comments


Review is good enough, it's always hard to write for short EPs, so a pos for you

botb
September 30th 2010


9689 Comments


yeah the inspiration is the only thing worth looking at by this band. but i looove that. it sucks they can't do that well again.

AtomicShane
December 4th 2011


1799 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

there from portland oregon but ok

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Spec
December 4th 2011


27179 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

*They're

Winsomniac
December 4th 2011


7973 Comments


The Inspiration was so fucking good.



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