Yashin
Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them


3.0
good

Review

by Ben. K USER (8 Reviews)
August 28th, 2011 | 65 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Not a bad effort for a style of music that leaves most people flaccid.

Saying that the new wave of metal is crap is similar to stating that the grass is green. Bands like Black Veil Brides are unanimously and automatically declared horrible, from the sheer amount of hatred that is aimed at them. Yashin’s Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them looks like the typical album that teenagers that can’t get hard would listen to. What, with its two singers (one for screaming, the other designated from the commonly heard clean vocals) it could become notoriously well-known for its faginess. But behind the metalcore exterior is something that a lot of parallel bands lack; talent. Hell, with fine-tuning on many basic fields, Yashin could even become remotely respected within the wider community. As far as debut albums go, this sure isn’t a bad effort.

The songs are fast, the drums are urgent and the singing is far from ordinary. The musicianship displayed throughout this album shows that these guys have a reasonable amount of talent. Like most new metal bands, the guitar mainly consists of power chords fused with mini-breakdowns scattered during nearly every song off Put Your Hands Where You Can See Them. The guitar tone is weak, grating, and on most occasions unsupported by the bass, and parts of this album really lack a punch. However, palm mutes and riffs that could be found on any traditional metal track aren’t absent from this album, and when Yashin do perform these phrases, the bass plays along very nicely. “Down, But Homeward Bound,” exemplifies this ability to sound like two bands in one song; good and bad. “Get Loose!,” is much like a typical metalcore song that you might discover on an Escape the Fate record. The riffs are played on the higher strings of the guitar, which really dilutes the already feeble guitar tone. Simple chords transit with three note melodies to create an extremely mediocre finish. Solos are a rarity on this album, however, many guitar lovers could get their fill of soloing within the song “Hope,” where arpeggio based picking occurs at its finest.

In all honesty, this album would be nothing but a steaming pile of cow turd if it wasn’t for the two singer’s ability to save a dying record. The harsh growls of the screaming vocalist run smoothly with the rest of the band and are what sets apart Yashin from most other generic bands; to an extent anywho. His vocals are best represented on the song “Remember Me,” where he screams for the majority of the track. The clean singer throws a very melodic, pleasant voice to the table, and on songs such as “Black Summer,” he really demonstrates his broad vocal range. The lyrics, as you’d expect, seem to be directed towards depressed teenagers who just want to hear about how people got betrayed by their best friends, or how their heart was broken by their first true love.

One area that Yashin really exceeds expectations is in the catchiness of the choruses played throughout Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them. Where many bands reach a huge red sign that says ‘Halt,’ Yashin put their foot on the accelerator and create shiny choruses layered with clean, backing and screaming vocals. The song “Everytime,” (a Britney Spears cover with a twist) displays the devastating ability to lay down these refrains and leave the listener frustrated at their inability to shake the song from their head.
Unlike many similar bands, Yashin doesn’t feel the necessity to make 5 radio-friendly songs a record, which is a tremendous accomplishment given the popularity of this supposedly ‘ingenious’ idea. With the possible exception of “Stand Up,” Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them is raw, reasonably emotive and brimming with explosions of brilliance.

Releasing a decent album in a very limited style of music is no mean feat, and Yashin certainly give it their best shot. Generic guitar-work and an inconsistency of it all clicking together are the main critiques to be gathered from this album; however, it is chock full of positives. Definitely a competitive attempt, Yashin is a band to watch.
3.1/5

Recommended Tracks
Everytime
Down, But Homeward Bound
Intro(Awake While I’m Asleep)



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Proworks31
August 28th 2011


334 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Note this isn't my second review in two days due to time differences etc etc....

This band isn't too bad.

Mynameisluke
August 28th 2011


82 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

MMMM. Generic Metalcore.

Demasses
August 28th 2011


11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hmmmmm albums half decent

Adabelle
August 28th 2011


4260 Comments


Hmmmm band's half decent.

coneren
August 28th 2011


11111 Comments


But guys, the online store! THANK YOU sghjklusdfew


Adabelle
August 28th 2011


4260 Comments


Forgot to mention, why did you bold the band name every time..?

silentstar
August 28th 2011


2283 Comments


The cleans remind me a lot of We are the Ocean

Proworks31
August 28th 2011


334 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

oh, just to add emphasis. is it unecessary?

Proworks31
August 28th 2011


334 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

and is the review any good?

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
August 28th 2011


7127 Comments


Have a pos, review is pretty descriptive i'll give you that. Even with the terms like crap and turd lol.

Proworks31
August 28th 2011


334 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Haha, I tried to have a bit of fun with this one, seeing as nobody has done a review for it before.
Thanks.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
August 28th 2011


7127 Comments


If i may, i point out the bolded Yashin's. Because they are bolded it really does show the amount of times you write Yashin, try implementing: the band, group, or artists just to break it up a bit. But in saying that there is actually not that many, the bolding just gives that illusion.

Proworks31
August 28th 2011


334 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Yes it has been pointed out, and should I change it? Just I can't do italics because the album name is in italics. I might edit it according to what you said a bit later.

Thanks man.

Ikarus14
August 28th 2011


558 Comments


Might have a look at this album. Been listening to a lot of punk and hardcore lately.

Proworks31
August 28th 2011


334 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

This album is pretty much the definition of punk+hardcore

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
August 28th 2011


7127 Comments


Proworks31, have a rec. The Sorrow - s/t

Proworks31
August 28th 2011


334 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I'll have a look.
They any good?
Should I add them to recs from this review?

none
August 28th 2011


1100 Comments


alexei

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
August 28th 2011


7127 Comments


From this review?No, just a rec to enlage your musicalness. ; ]

Proworks31
August 28th 2011


334 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Aha, how sneaky.
I'll take a look. At the moment I'm really into Children of Bodom and Muse. ;)



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