7 Horns 7 Eyes
Throes Of Absolution


5.0
classic

Review

by BringerOfStorms USER (1 Reviews)
May 9th, 2012 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: 7H7E craft something completely unique and unheard of.

"Throes of Absolution," the debut offering by Seattle's 7 Horns 7 Eyes, is one of the latest crushers to be released by Century Media records.

"Throes" begins in a foreboding manner, with a fairly simple, melodic riff played on an acoustic guitar. This eventually transitions into an earth-shaking chug, while the acoustic riff dissonantly compliments the madness. At this point, the listener has a pretty good idea of what the album has to offer. Spine-tingling atmosphere, melodic leads and crushing, odd-meter rhythms.

While it may sound like a fairly simple formula, there is much more depth to be found in this album. Airy atmospherics and dancing guitar solos are some of the core components of "Throes"; along with bone-chilling growls delivered by vocalist JJ "Shiv" Polachek. Landing somewhere in between Mikael Akerfeldt and something completely unique, Shiv proves to be an adequate young death metal vocalist.

Throughout the album, a sense of darkness shrouds the listener. Eerie riffs and monumental drumming enhance this feeling, and seemingly take one on a journey through the depths of hell. Distant synths provide a complimentary ambiance that add depth, texture and many layers of unsettling obscurity.

If death metal, prog, atmospherics or -core are your thing, chances are you'll love "Throes". This will surely be hailed as one of the best releases of 2012, and possibly a classic for years to come.

Recommended tracks:
"Divine Amnesty"
"Cycle of Self"
"Vindicator"
"The Winnowing"


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BringerOfStorms
May 9th 2012


28 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

First review on this site, give me tips and let me know if it sucks!

Emim
May 9th 2012


26679 Comments


It's a concise review, but definitely a bit short and doesn't explain why this is deserving of a 5.

Also you ended your summary in a preposition.

BringerOfStorms
May 9th 2012


28 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanks for the input. I'm gonna fix the summary, I meant to just write "unheard". I'll attempt to lengthen it and justify my rating a little bit more.

Evreaia
May 9th 2012


4188 Comments


Album is good, but I'm not finding it to be a 5 though.

Digging: Bill Laswell, David Chaim Smith and John Zorn - The Dream Membrane

Mickeymau5
May 9th 2012


1614 Comments


great christian band

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
May 9th 2012


19518 Comments


great christian band


sweet now i know not to listen to this

Digging: Philip Glass - Music in Twelve Parts

coneren
May 9th 2012


11111 Comments


autechre is christian techno

Josh D.
May 9th 2012


13974 Comments


7 angels 7 plagues 7 horns 7 eyes 7 bad 7 band names 7 lol 7 christians 7 seven 7 se7en 7 morgan 7 freeman 7 channing 7 also freeman

bloozclooz
May 9th 2012


1770 Comments


having 7 eyes would be awfully inconvenient

pacedown
May 10th 2012


180 Comments


great christian band


sweet now i know not to listen to this


* Haha ! same here.

Ignimbrite
May 10th 2012


5562 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

good album, but this ain't a 5

Digging: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

ZedO
May 10th 2012


1096 Comments


Pos hard, Man! Congrats for your first review. ..

No, it does not suck at all, but I think, you have to add more details in your next reviews... Just read two or three spunik's staff reviews for your based-model, haha

asaf
May 10th 2012


894 Comments


"7H7E craft something completely unique and unheard of "

DotEight
May 10th 2012


5648 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

No, this is wack. And a disgrace to 7 Angels 7 Plagues.

ianjulian
May 10th 2012


639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

death metal vocalist



Evreaia
May 10th 2012


4188 Comments


"No, this is wack. And a disgrace to 7 Angels 7 Plagues."

Only thing those bands have in common is the fact they both got their name from revelations. This is DM band (or should be one), it has nothing to do with the metalcore from 7a7p.

And it's not bad enough to be called a disgrace.

BringerOfStorms
May 11th 2012


28 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanks for the pos, ZedO!

Shuyin
May 31st 2012


12334 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

loving the guitar work in this album.



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