Review Summary: A very heavy album that is ruined by clean vocals.3 of 5 thought this review was well written
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