Heavy on the Tragedy /From Ashes Rise influences here, so much so that there’s no room left for the band to allow their own personalities to come through. Granted, they do the style well, like the opening to “Under the Shadows,” with the exploding drum beat and everything coming in right behind. But, I’ve heard Tragedy and From Ashes Rise do these very same things for years now. Those two bands do it well and just about everyone else who plays this style just seems to follow along and not offer much else. I’ve grown way tired of hearing this stuff the past few years.
–M.Avrg (Man In Decline, manindeclinerecords.com)