Like Moths to Flames
An Eye For An Eye


3.0
good

Review

by willchambers216 USER (6 Reviews)
July 3rd, 2013 | 8 replies | 1,320 views


Release Date: 07/09/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A solid, angry album, but expect no new territory.

1 of 3 thought this review was well written

Despite a general lack of originality, Like Moths to Flames' latest record, "An Eye for an Eye" is a step in the right direction for the metalcore quintet.

Undoubtedly striking a chord with new listeners, "An Eye for an Eye" contains sounds similar to The Color Morale, August Burns Red and even Underoath. Much like the band's two previous releases, its primary emotion is pure rage. If you're easily turned off by angry, breakdown-laden records, this is not the album for you.

Vocalist Chris Roetter doesn't let up, with both his screams and his singing represent every emotion present in his lyrics, particularly in "A Feast for Crows" and "You'll Burn". The drums also deserve a mention, because they pound like a war anthem in each song, refusing to soften even in the slightly more mellow "In Dreams." The lead guitar is mostly just a background element, although it does keep the record from relying only on chugging breakdowns and clean choruses. The rhythm guitar and bass are used primarily to carry the choruses and deliver the pulverizing breakdowns that Like Moths to Flames is so well-known for.

To point out a few negative things, the songs occasionally fade together. The anger becomes one long screech across tracks if the listener lets their attention wander for a moment. The breakdowns, although well-executed, can honestly lose their specialness when they happen a dozen times in a single song.

All things considered, this is a good record, and one that could easily be much better with a bit more track-by-track diversity and innovation, two things that the metalcore genre desperately needs right now.

Highlights:
-You'll Burn
-The Blackout
-In Dreams



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DANcore
July 3rd 2013



197 Comments


**Constructive criticism besides "stop writing these" would be great. I know I'm not very good, but I'm trying to get better. Thanks.**

Quick, edit this out of the review

willchambers216
July 3rd 2013



5 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm assuming this means you didn't like the review.

DANcore
July 3rd 2013



197 Comments


No matter, just remove that last part before you get ass blasted.

NeoSpaz
July 3rd 2013



4509 Comments


Stop posting reviews in short fucking sucession, you nitwit. One per day, or wait unti one gets knocked off the fucking front page. Jesus.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
July 3rd 2013



6736 Comments


I feel a little helpful this fine night, I'll throw some pointers your way.

Despite a general lack of originality, Like Moths to Flames' latest record, "An Eye for an Eye" is a step in the right direction for the metalcore quintet.


One sentence paragraphs are NEVER paragraphs. Failing that, it needs the 'how?' Your next section doesn't cover the basic question your readers will now be asking.

Undoubtedly striking a chord with new listeners, "An Eye for an Eye" contains sounds similar to The Color Morale, August Burns Red and even Underoath. Much like the band's two previous releases, its primary emotion is pure rage.


Flesh your ideas out, Instead of saying "new listeners will like this because it sounds like band A, B, and C." Say why, These two sentences could be linked together which would back your "Why?" up, and add flow.

for example: ...Underoath and much like the band's previous releases it relies on a primary emotion of rage.

Your entire review would benefit from some simple Who? What? Where? When? and How?

Highlights:
-You'll Burn
-The Blackout
-In Dreams


You should be able to present which tracks you think are highlights, with examples, through the bulk of your review rather than just tagging them on at the end.

There's more, but that's a start for you.



nononsense
July 3rd 2013



3263 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I was surprised at how much better this than their last album.

Digging: For The Fallen Dreams - Heavy Hearts

savaah
July 3rd 2013



298 Comments


stop writing nimrod seriously

bbdmittenz
July 3rd 2013



213 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

A solid angry album? or a solid, angry album?



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