Review Summary: If you listen to this then you're automatically in Al Qaeda.Seasons After actually reminds me of bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot. These are bands that are clearly metal but have big hooks. –Mark Meltzer Owner / Artist MGMNT. The Syndicate
This CD is mean, nasty and beautiful all at the same time. It cannot be overlooked and has to be added to your playlist. Get out, get it and love it… -Troy Kramm Melodic.net
Seasons After is a shi
tty metalcore band that I was mildly intrigued by when I heard single their single “11:11” on one of my crappy DishTV music channels. Mislead then like I was when I hopped onto their myspace and read a few “review” statements from the band’s debut album, “Through Tomorrow”. Well, I honestly don’t know what Mark and Troy we’re listening to, but it’s pretty obvious they haven’t actually heard this shi
With a somewhat competent drummer, who’s only competent to play their tone deaf It Dies Today
impressions, the band tries storming into your ears like every other unimaginative metalcore album. The opening number Some Things Burns
honestly feels like a 4:45 breakdown, and early on the band are already informing everyone there’s actually nothing palatable to be found on the disc. Runner up Through Tomorrow
is no better suited to give a first impression with its painful 5 minute length; it dishes out several horrible verses smashed together by 50+ mundane breakdowns and cringe worthy screams.
There are a lot of unfortunate things going wrong for the band on all cylinders for pretty much every song. Despite the seldom catchy moments most of the vocals are butchered by a clean yet absolute tone deaf lead. “11:11” would be a perfect example of this, leading in with its tribute to August Burns Red
riff, the song loses complete momentum as soon as Chris steps to the mic. Singing through his nose and refusing to hit any notes on every song; if this guy would audition for American idol I’m positive he’d be one of those people that swear they’re good.
Even though there are two guitarists they try their best to sound as one, as they flail about playing monotone recycled riffs. This also aids to another problem a fact that 2/3 of the tracks sound identical. Every member seems to only be interested in how hard and fast they can play their instruments. There isn’t a moment where they’re not extorting the ability to seem savage. If the drummer needs a quick rest from the double bass without fail there will be some chugging provided by the guitars to beef up that section. And while the guitars are playing the same leads they’ve been playing all album, there’s sure to be several attempts to emulate a machine gun provided by the drummer.
Did I already talk about the screams" Well the last minute of Save You
will remind those of how terrible they really are. It often places me in an awkward position to beg for the switch back to the clean singing, but as soon as that occurs I realize I’m no better off. Cry Little Sister
would be one of the songs I would recommend as its desperately pleading to be overplayed on the radio. Still, it’s boring and its only redeeming quality comes in the final 20 seconds or so, yet with what precedes its not worth the listen.
In the end it really is kind of ironic because, ‘Seasons After actually reminds me of bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot.’