7 Horns 7 Eyes
Throes Of Absolution


4.5
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Review

by TBliss2 USER (24 Reviews)
May 17th, 2012 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A startling hybrid of death metal fury and delicate progressive melodicisms.

Essentially being a progressive death metal outfit, Californias 7 Horns 7 Eyes release their debut album at a time when genre classification seems to be, rather inexplicably, of paramount importance to young music fans. Refreshingly, 'Throes Of Absolution' contains a fantastic adventurous streak, meaning the band avoid becoming mere Opeth clones as they manage to sound rather different to the accepted notion of what this genre is supposed to be.

Beginning with some unassuming clean guitars and atmospheric swells, opener 'Divine Amnesty' gets thing off to a majestic start. Shimmering chord passages give way to churning grooves and soaring lead work, the constant mid-tempo pace making for a consistantly crushing listen. Indeed, what is most impressive here is how the band are able to remain so unflinchingly savage yet so grandly melodic. Tracks such as album highlight 'The Winnowing' ride on a relentless bed of monstrous chugging and ferociously guttural vocals, but with a illuminating guitar line around the corner at every turn, the sonic violence is never able to become tiresome.

What also makes 'Throes Of Absolution' such an engaging release, is that it is surprising listenable. Their sound forego's the frenzied technical battery that has been so heavily overdone, and songs such as 'Cycle Of Self', whilst occassionally rattling along at a unforgiving pace, retain a certain accessability which is essential to push this variety of forward thinking, heavy music out of the underground.

A startling hybrid of death metal fury and delicate progressive melodicisms, 7 Horns 7 Eyes have really struck upon something. Never overly complex or drearily plodding, the ethereal yet malevolent ambience, unmericful heaviness, stellar musicianship and uncommonly approachable nature make 'Throes Of Absolution' an immense experience and serious contender for metal album of 2012.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
TrstN01
May 17th 2012


800 Comments


Great album.

CaptainDooRight
May 17th 2012


30233 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I felt it was poor.

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bloozclooz
May 17th 2012


1770 Comments


why do people keep reviewing this

CaptainDooRight
May 17th 2012


30233 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

seem's like youtube is overhyping it

TBliss2
May 17th 2012


504 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Just alot of people feel its awesome I think.

bloozclooz
May 17th 2012


1770 Comments


seems like youtube is overhyping it


better youtube than myspace i guess.

CaptainDooRight
May 17th 2012


30233 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah really though. I respects anyone's opinion on this and I wouldn't rate this lower than a 2.5 because it definitely isn't an overly poor album.

TBliss2
May 18th 2012


504 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thats cool dude, each to their own as always haha

Evreaia
May 18th 2012


4047 Comments


Jeebus people 7a7p has nothing to do with this band, not even the same genre. Both just got their names from same shit.

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TBliss2
May 18th 2012


504 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

^Exactly right.

Shuyin
June 3rd 2012


11952 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nice review, album is pretty good tbh.

TBliss2
June 3rd 2012


504 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks man. yeah i love this, some crushing stuff.



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