Sunday, March 16, 2014

an answer to Killswitch Engage and All That Remains: Eyes Wide Open (Sweden)

an answer to Killswitch Engage and All That Remains: Eyes Wide Open (Sweden)
Eyes Wide Open (Sweden): "Aftermath"
or perhaps a young version of Killswitch Engage, All That Remains and In Flames.
Eyes Wide Open sounds like they have really, really studied the most successful bands in the genre of melodic/growl rock-metal and have set themselves the goal of making it as big as they can.
Let's do a checklist:
Chugging rhythms? Check.
Melodic guitar? Check.
Pop hooks? Check.
Simple, easy songs that are radio-friendly? Check.
Aggro vocals? Check.
"Clean" vocals? Check.
On YouTube it looks like the young kids like the music a lot and it makes them jump up and down with excitement. Eyes Wide Open is in your face about it: they want to make it big and have the songs that can do it. They just need the audience and the promotion.
If you want melodic rock ear candy, then Eyes Wide Open should be one to look out for.
On the other hand, if you are a grumpy pants and you roll your eyes every time you hear the words "In Flames" or "Killswitch Engage," then stay away from this because you will be very upset and you will get a heart attack from anger about how this is not "real" metal and how...blah, blah, blah.... oh, you know... Just go listen to Marduk. You'll feel better.
www.facebook.com/Eyes.Wide.Open.SWE

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