Across the Sun
Pestilence & Rapture


4.0
excellent

Review

by corycantrell USER (3 Reviews)
March 31st, 2012 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Across the sun has something great here

Across the sun is a 5 piece melodic metalcore band from Portland Oregan. they have released 2 other EPS and, 1 full length. This ep blows there other 2 eps out of the water and it shows how great this band really is.


the EP starts off with May Silence Keep You which is my favorite track off the ep it starts off with good riffing and then the song starts flowing greatly. brandon davis is a complete vocalist all the way around. Alot off people bash him for his clean vocals which i think sound great ,and he has a real harsh scream that is quite good. the solo at about 3:40 is great; sam hafer is a exceptional guitarist and really does a good job. this track definetly deserves a listen a 5/5.


The Ardent Optimist is the second track and is my number 2 song from this ep. the guitar work is good an audible bass the keyboard elements are great, vocals are great and alan ashcraft puts forth some good fills on this track. 4/5


Angelic Deception is next and is a solid track all the way around. They had a music video shot for this track ,and its the only music video they have right now. This track doesnt blow you away but its solid in about every aspect. a solid 3.5/5


Farewell The Favored is the next track , And what stands out the most in this track is shain's keys he does an excellent job on the keys , And the hole song is improved from it. 3.5/5


The Illusionst is next and is another very solid track. great key work ; guitar work is great and the fills bye alan are great. This track really helps the ep not got boring after the first 2 tracks. very solid song 4/5.


Then Pestilence and Rapture the closing self title track and, again these guys put forth another very solid track. The keys and vocals stand out to me the most and a good track to end the ep. 4/5

Pros
great vocals
great guitar work
audible bass
good drumming
amazing keys

Cons
wish it was longer

listen to their new full length Before The Night Takes US released on MetalBlade Records


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Scoot
March 31st 2012


18778 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah this is good their newest is bad though

Dylan620
March 31st 2012


3761 Comments


I liked "The Ardent Optimist" when it came out, haven't listened to it in a long time though.

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Hawks
March 31st 2012


52296 Comments


Oregan is a great place. Man I love Oregan. Don't you love Oregan?

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Evreaia
March 31st 2012


4898 Comments


The LP was better

HitlerIsGod
March 31st 2012


745 Comments


looks like christcore to me

corycantrell
March 31st 2012


45 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

never been to oregan heard its nice tho lol

AfterTheBreakdown
March 31st 2012


7209 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fun album. It's been a while since i've listened to this though.

J0ckstrapsFTW
March 31st 2012


3718 Comments


My friends older brother is the bassist so I'm a little bias... But this is sweet

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J0ckstrapsFTW
March 31st 2012


3718 Comments


Oh and by the way... They are from Vancouver, Washington.

AtomicShane
March 31st 2012


2118 Comments


reppin north west lol

J0ckstrapsFTW
March 31st 2012


3718 Comments


Goddam right... Oregan? What a fag

AfterTheBreakdown
April 1st 2012


7209 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the ardent optimist rules.



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