There aren’t many youth crew straight edge bands around these days, so I was pumped when this demo came into my possession. Through These Eyes features former members of Alert, Nation Of Thieves, and a number of other bands. My expectations were high, but this demo delivers the goods with four tracks of solid, no-frills hardcore and positive lyrical messages. The track “Mended” was my favorite both musically and lyrically, talking about finding happiness in non-material things. The opening track “Problems Faced” had some great stuff going on, but I felt the opening ring-outs were just screaming for a pick slide or two. Small things aside, this is sure to inspire furious bedroom moshing, and car-driving sing-alongs.
–Paul J. Comeau (Through These Eyes, throughtheseeyeshardcore.bandcamp.com, [email protected])