Like Moths to Flames
An Eye For An Eye


2.0
poor

Review

by merpmerp USER (8 Reviews)
July 4th, 2013 | 28 replies | 3,073 views


Release Date: 07/09/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Gee, where have I heard this before?

9 of 12 thought this review was well written

I put in my earphones today, as I do most days, and I decided to check out Like Moth to Flames’ new album “An Eye For An Eye”. Now normally I would be fine with the generic chugging that I expected to hear on the opening track ‘You’ll Burn’, but something really got to me this time. Something was different. I was actually angry. Not because of the “angsty” teen lyrics or “heavy” breakdowns, but because I had heard the same opening to a song almost a thousand times before. Devoid of any creativity whatsoever and lacking anything that would make them stand out from their peers, Like Moths to Flames has delivered an album that you have literally heard a thousand times before.

As mentioned before, opener ‘You’ll Burn’ shows you exactly what you’re getting into with this album; chugging beyond comprehension, poppy choruses with forced clean vocals, and mediocre drumming. Oh and you guessed it, inaudible bass. Almost every song follows a similar pattern. This pattern consisting of a chug chug opening, followed by a faster paced verse, which leads right into a poppy chorus, which in turn, is followed by a breakdown. There are few exceptions, including ‘In Dreams’ which begins with an interesting bass line and clean vocals. The whole song ends up being the lightest on the album, featuring no harsh vocals and no breakdowns. What a surprise.

‘Into the Ground’ picks the pattern right back up again and you almost forget that the song before it showed some sort of originality. The generic guitar work on almost every song makes everything blend seamlessly together, and you’re left feeling like you just listened to one 40 minute song. The guitarists are in fact competent musicians, but it almost seems as though they are afraid to step out of their comfort zones 99 percent of the time. They might throw in an interesting riff or somewhat technical sweep here and there, but for the most part, it’s the same old chugs we’ve grown accustomed to from the genre.

Vocally, Like Moths to Flames has never been a very gifted band. Chris Roetter is a very aggressive harsh vocalist, and his screams range from slightly annoying higher pitched shouts, to low, weak sounding growls. His cleans are unbearably forced, and he even seems to be off key in a few of the choruses. Many of the songs on this album would have been passable, had it not been for the clean vocals. They drag down many of the songs, instead of adding a catchy aspect to the music.

Like Moths to Flames has never been a talented band by any means. Hell, they’ve never shown any potential at all and it’s a surprise that I expected anything more from “An Eye For An Eye”. But with this release, Like Moth to Flames have truly shown me the laziness of most modern metalcore acts. With little to no creativity and recycled riffs and breakdowns, this band has shown me that it doesn’t take much to write a metalcore record. Thanks Like Moths to Flames, I’m now completely reevaluating my music taste.



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merpmerp
July 4th 2013



792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Painfully dull and generic album. It actually made me mad. There's no originality anymore. Anyway, album stream right here so this doesn't get taken down.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKcGEIO7V0rXytIwn-mVi90glJVvuj_vm


SirDazza28
July 4th 2013



408 Comments


This band has NOTHING new to offer.

merpmerp
July 4th 2013



792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Absolutely nothing.

joshieboy12345
July 4th 2013



5370 Comments


Their first EP wasn't too shabby, but this sucks.

Digging: Rise Against - The Black Market

TooLateToGoBack
July 4th 2013



1751 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

how are teenagers not bored with rise records yet?

merpmerp
July 4th 2013



792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

after hearing this album, I'm a teenager who is now bored with rise records.

FrozenVain
July 4th 2013



2372 Comments


Good review, man. Disliked their previous album so I will definitely stay away from this. pos'd
Cool profile pic as well. It's a sweet movie.

merpmerp
July 4th 2013



792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

thanks! and yeah, if you didn't like their previous efforts this is no different. stay away.

geezers1989
July 4th 2013



135 Comments


Generic review of a generic metalcore album calling it generic is generic

merpmerp
July 4th 2013



792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

oh I'm sorry would you like me to give it a 4 and talk about how amazing it is?

willafrant
July 4th 2013



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i don't get why everyone loved you won't be missed when it isn't even close to the best song on when we don't exist. like it's not even close

merpmerp
July 4th 2013



792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

you won't be missed was a good song, but yeah I agree it wasn't the best on their first album.

joshieboy12345
July 5th 2013



5370 Comments


I used to love Your Existence.

merpmerp
July 5th 2013



792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

used to jam the first album, it was as generic as it gets and a 2.5 for me but it was still pretty fun.

titlefightmeirl
July 5th 2013



659 Comments


Rise Records continues to disappoint (other than Misser) In other news, water is wet.

joshieboy12345
July 5th 2013



5370 Comments


Misser rule.

merpmerp
July 5th 2013



792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Distancing was amazing

willafrant
July 5th 2013



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

also, why do people bitch about roetter's cleans the yet praise the song in dreams? it's not like the instrumental aspects of in dreams are better than all the other songs

merpmerp
July 5th 2013



792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

who's praising 'In Dreams'? I just stated that the instruments were different in that song than the others... the cleans still aren't that good.

willafrant
July 5th 2013



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sorry, i misinterpreted what you were saying, everything i've read as been saying in dreams is the best song on the album. and yeah, i agree, the cleans aren't the greatest. also, it's a good review even though i partially disagree with it



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