The 69 Eyes
X


3.5
great

Review

by King Henry VIII USER (63 Reviews)
November 1st, 2012 | 7 replies | 636 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Less Glam, more Goth, still sleazy.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

In 2009 The 69 Eyes released Back in Blood, which was a pivotal point in their career that could potentially ruin the band’s credibility. It’s bad enough they have one too many connections with Bam Margera, but the approach of a sound that has more reminiscences of the 1980’s glam scene with more Gothic cheese was dragging their potential as an influential force. During the summer of 2012, the band took the measures of describing their up-and-coming effort, X, as their most “darkest” material to date. In regards to that statement and their overall tone that fuses both Goth-rock and glam metal, it’s not saying much nor will it have the intended impact.

Fortunately for them, their description of the album holds its own. Yes, the album does have a broader use of Goth-rock influences, but it also has their well known sleazy moments complimented by their usual guilty-as-sin choruses. In essence, they really haven’t changed, except the use of a “darker” atmosphere. Again, it’s not saying much. If you’ve heard one album then you’ve heard them all. For instance the lyrics in “Black” sing as “I want you back - in black” has virtually the same lyrics as their song “Back in Blood” off of their 2009 album. Little details such as this just prove that The 69 Eyes are a guilty pleasure on all standards. As a guilty pleasure it’s a very subjective point of view to determine if X is a great album or not. If you love the band then you’re going to love X, but if you hate them it’s obvious that they’re not worth your time.



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FictionalFlames
November 1st 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I know it's a very straight forward review, but there's literally nothing worth stressing the details of this album rather than more goth influences.


yeah it's one of those albums.

CaptainDooRight
November 1st 2012



28300 Comments


gd to see you staying versatile in your revs, posd, its obvs short but i felt you hit everything i needed to know about whether i should check this or not gd jb with little words

Digging: IQ - The Road of Bones

FictionalFlames
November 1st 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

thanks man, btw I'm half way through your new song it's m/ as fuck

CaptainDooRight
November 1st 2012



28300 Comments


awesome bro! really glad you're digging it, i was thinking about adding more spoken dialogue in conjuction with the thematic flow over the latter track cleans, what you think? or do you think its good as is?

FictionalFlames
November 1st 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

depends on how it goes, personally I think it's fine.

CaptainDooRight
November 1st 2012



28300 Comments


swee koo maine, dam well I may just leave it the same in that sense, fuk ur a koo bro for giving me feedback, i really appreciate it

FictionalFlames
November 1st 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

your welcomed brah, keep up the good work!

do you know when the next full-length will be out?



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