Like Moths to Flames
Sweet Talker


2.5
average

Review

by Tyler Christian Pifer USER (17 Reviews)
May 3rd, 2012 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A very heavy album that is ruined by clean vocals.

Like Moths To Flames is a metalcore band from Findlay, Ohio. They play a very aggressive style of metacore that is actually quite good. It does have its flaws, though.

LMTF actually only has one flaw on this album, the clean vocals. The clean vocals are incredibly weak and take great songs down with them. Songs like "You're Existence" show you what LMTF could be if they dropped the clean vocals. This is the best song on the album by far. It also features guest vocals by London Tewers of Before Their Eyes/The Plot In You which are very deep and add to the heaviness of the song. LMTF's lead vocalist, Chris Roetter is very good at screaming. His voice has matured a lot since his time in Emarosa and he has developed a very good gutteral scream to complement his highs. The bassist provides some screams as well and you wonder why he is in this band and not doing leads for a different one. "Death Cup" is a great song until the cleans come in which completelt ruin a very heavy song that could easily be the best on the album. The guitars are very heavy. I am actually suprised that they use two 6 strings and no 7's because of how heavy they are. There are a lot of breakdowns and they are very heavy and loud. No two breakdowns sound the same which is very rare in the genre.

All in all, LMTF would be better off at being a deathcore band without the clean vocals (listen to You're Existence) as the cleans are awful and take an album that would be a 4 down to a 2.5



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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 3rd 2012


50872 Comments


The flaw is the boring guitar

Digging: Bobby Barnett - Little Wounds

ILJ
May 3rd 2012


6729 Comments


"There are a lot of breakdowns"

This instantly makes me not want to listen to this.

Digging: FKA Twigs - LP1

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 3rd 2012


50872 Comments


Chris Roetter needs to join a good band

HangEmHigh
May 3rd 2012


282 Comments


^this.

He's really not a bad screamer, but the one thing I do agree with this review about is his god awful clean vocals.

nononsense
May 3rd 2012


3430 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

clean vocals suck

artificialbox
May 3rd 2012


628 Comments


why was your rating a 4 in the first place you need to explain more

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 3rd 2012


50872 Comments


He is a great singer, you guys are crazy

KSK1
May 3rd 2012


4094 Comments


The number 1 reason I don't really like this band is because every song they've ever made sounds exactly the same for the most part. But I agree that Chris is good.

SatelliteYears
May 4th 2012


190 Comments


The song "You Are Existence"

LOL

Satellite
May 4th 2012


20826 Comments


awesome username dude

AtomicShane
May 4th 2012


1930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I like the sound of this ep alot more than their new cd.

Digging: Trophy Eyes - Mend, Move On

firearrow501
May 4th 2012


6 Comments


Chris Roetter's clean vocals fit the subject matter. He's no Tyler Carter, but when you're trying to convey a sense of hopelessness, you don't sing soulfully or with a lot of composure.



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