This CD starts out with a haunting yet beautiful guitar/bass opening that suddenly fills your ears with was sounds like a dam breaking and unleashing millions of gallons of water upon a helpless little town. The ensuing track is filled with vocals that might (at first) sound over processed but after seeing this band live I assure you they’re not. Vocalist Daniel has set of lungs for such a small guy and the sound is captured wonderfully on this CD.
The ultimate craft of a metalcore album is the song writing. Any band can record a album of drop-D tuned songs, screaming, and random movie samples. Anah Aevia has accomplished the first task in keeping my attention and that’s with well thought out song writing. None of the songs sits long in a “chugga chugga” mode, or puts you to sleep with drawn out intros, endings, or psuedo-mosh parts.
Some of my favorite parts on this album are the quirky guitar/bass parts that fill up a few measures in a handful of songs. At the 2:13 mark of “Hubble’s Law” is a great guitar part, and the 2:45-3:29 mark of “Mexico City” begs to be replayed at least a few times. Another great section is 1:21-2:26 of “A Tale of Two Revolutions”. Wow.
I had these guys spend the night at my place while on tour. The funniest part about these guys is that they were enthralled at some shark show on The Learning Channel. Serious, this is just a swell bunch of guys that wrote a CD that’s worth the money. Try to see them live if you can.Powered by Sidelines