The Haunted   The Dead Eye
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Ranking: #170 for 2006

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3.0 goodlinguist2011 CONTRIBUTOR | January 4th 17

I think a lot of focus on trying to attempt an overall "different" sound made this album feel like a mixed bag in the end. I mean, it's certainly promising most of the time and is as adventurous as The Haunted's previous two records, but it simply grows weary after the first few tracks have unfolded their fury. Not saying this is boring material, but it does require a few listens if you're looking to get something out of it. The only two songs which really stand out-and do so because they're excellently well-written-are "The Drowning" and "The Reflection" in my opinion. Everything else seems solid but largely unmoving.

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2.0 poorJared Floryan | July 23rd 15

I know I'm probably in the minority here, but this is a musical direction that The Haunted shouldn't have taken. On the band's fifth full-length album The Dead Eye, they sound totally unfocused and appear to be aiming for experimentalism for the sake of it. There are people out there who don't want the same record twice or three times, I understand that much, but Jesus Christ on Mars! If it's not broke, don't bother fixing it at all, Haunted. A few amusing ideas as well as a brooding production job aren't enough to save this one from drowning in a lake of soulless mediocrity. Honestly speaking, the band could've had an easier time taking what they did on the last offering and amplifying its characteristics. Versus is this album's slightly better successor, although that's not implying much.

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