I, the Breather
These Are My Sins


3.0
good

Review

by Chris Higgins USER (38 Reviews)
December 9th, 2010 | 17 replies | 4,886 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I, The Breather has created an angry, aggressive debut album.

It seems as if music has become literally molded into one sound. Depending on which genre you listen to, you experience a different mold than another genre. Metalcore is a tiring genre, and while it has it’s veterans much like any other, bands try to rip off one another and then attempt to call it their own. This is the biggest problem with metal core, there are so many different bands attempting the same sound that nothing ever has the opportunity to stand out above everything else. In this day and age every young band wants to be August Burns Red, and while they are a great band to mention when discussing metal core, they aren’t the only band out there that does a great job within their genre.

Sumerian Records picked up Maryland based I The Breather shortly before the band announced their debut full length “These Are My Sins”. The main purpose of I The Breather is to be hard hitting, all eleven songs on the album are fast and heavy. It’s very difficult to determine each and every single song on their own, since the bands main sound is the same through each song. This could be a good or bad thing depending on what kind of person you are. Since the same sound is heard all the way through the record, repetitiveness is an issue on more than one occasion. Whatever you have heard in the first 4 or 5 tracks, you will hear in the rest of the songs.

Breakdowns are heard plenty throughout the album, and with only one or two standing out every couple tracks, they kind of get tiring after a little while. To anyone who listens to the album completely, you begin to tune them out simply because you are so used to hearing them. This is one of the aspects of this album that will turn people away, so many bands worry about their breakdowns that they forget everything else that is important. One of those other big important things to worry about is keeping the listeners attention all the way through, which, unless your starting a mosh pit in your listening area, might be pretty difficult for some listeners.

Musically, this band has a lot of talent. While the drummer sticks to basics, the guitars are the biggest stand out element on the album. Their riffs are not only technical and fun to hear, but catchy at the same time. The vocals are very basic, but the range is terrific. Sometimes we hear more of a shouting, than all the way to a deep growl right after. He has the ability to capture a moment with his range, in some softer sections throughout he uses a yelling kind of vocal to build up to a heavier section. In other times his screams capture the energy and anger in a heavier section of a song.

“These Are My Sins” can be picked apart piece and piece and be criticized by every single one of it’s flaws. The thing is, I just don’t want to do that. This is an angry, hard hitting debut album that is great for those people who will attend the bands shows. Most of the songs on this album are very easy to move to at a show, but when sitting on your couch at home and listening, there isn’t much you can do besides bang your head, leading to one giant useless headache. So, get together and start a mosh pit in your dining room while playing this album, it’s easier than it sounds.



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witnessesUK (4)
A metalcore album that has moments of melody and progression. Near perfection....

Devin Earl (3.5)
Nothing more then a great metalcore album....

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Double pedal Jesus metal....

Shadein (3.5)
While very breakdown-ridden, I the Breather manages to release an inspiring, destructive debut...


Comments:Add a Comment 
bloc
December 9th 2010



34761 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great review, album is pretty cool but I can tell it'll get old quickly.

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

chiggles
December 9th 2010



76 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah it has already grown old on me.

crowing51
December 9th 2010



3448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

A Christian Metalcore band angry? NO WAY!!!!

Digging: Polyphia - Muse

JWT155
December 9th 2010



9213 Comments


Probably will check this out.

Hep Kat
December 9th 2010



15335 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

meh album

Digging: Botany Boyz - Forever Botany

Emim
December 9th 2010



26611 Comments


These Are Mimsyns

Mordecai.
December 9th 2010



8277 Comments


too much anger

PinkBlackberry
December 9th 2010



2346 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

GOD IS ANGRY BEEDLE DEEDLE BEW BEWWWWWWWWWWWW
REPENTTTTTT BEWWW BEWWWWWW

It's still pretty neat. the drummer is boring. But that's alright.

MightyMorphinGreen
December 9th 2010



7 Comments


raise your hand if you like these guys

Mordecai.
December 9th 2010



8277 Comments


no one?

chiggles
December 9th 2010



76 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i got my hand up halfway.

dixoncocks
December 10th 2010



2471 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

There are too many bands that sound like ABR to form a coherent band name with them all.

Digging: Polyphia - Muse

Comatorium.
December 10th 2010



4106 Comments


some cool riffs and killer vocals.

botb
December 10th 2010



9647 Comments


pretty boring, but my friend jared plays guitar in this band so i try to support them

PinkBlackberry
December 10th 2010



2346 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Holy fuck these pictures are horrific.

dixoncocks
December 10th 2010



2471 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@bringonthebreakdown, guitars save this from being a 3

dixoncocks
December 10th 2010



2471 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@bringonthebreakdown, guitars save this from being a 3



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