Seasons EP Review

artist: Seasons date: 07/29/2010 category: compact discs
Seasons: Seasons EP
Released: 2010
Genre: Hardcore
Number Of Tracks: 7
Toledo, Ohio-based Seasons have proven they have what it takes to bet a prominent part of the metal scene with their debut release, the Seasons EP.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
 Overall rating:
 9.5 
 Reviewer rating:
 9 
 Users rating:
 10 
 Votes:
 3 
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overall: 9
Seasons EP Reviewed by: HWFG1, on july 29, 2010
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Sound: Toledo, Ohio-based Seasons have proven they have what it takes to bet a prominent part of the metal scene with their debut release, the Seasons EP. Their blend of chugging riffs, awesome vocals, and amazing drumming has pooled into quite an amazing debut. It's sort of like All Shall Perish's Awaken the Dreamers meets Parkway Drive's Horizons, with some other influences pouring in as well. The CD opens up with a nice track that sets the mood for the rest of the CD, with some decent guitar work, and pouding drums, segueing nicely into "Reflect". Here, Trevor adds the final element to the CD, with his screaming complimenting the music nicely. "Bridges to Nowhere" continues the trend, with some lead work from Kyle nicely contrasting the constant drive of the rhythm section. "Remember", albeit short, is nicely done and seems slightly more faster-paced than the rest of the CD. "Above the Water" is definitely my favorite track on the CD. The clean section in the middle adds a lot to the song. "Interlude" can get a bit annoying, especially if you don't like delay. // 9

Lyrics: Trevor's vocals are pretty good. His singing matches his screaming in intensity. The lyrics are from personal experience, it seems, and ring out loud and true throughout the CD. Although they deal with typical subjects, and they aren't terribly deep, they resonate through our minds and hearts as they tell stories and take on feelings we can relate to. // 9

Overall Impression: I'm really impressed with the sound quality. The drums aren't so up-front and bassy in the mix like a lot of metal bands have, but cut through the mix with that same power. The guitar work is pretty awesome (albeit a little bit too much delay), and the vocals are simply killer. The CD offers some variety, with a few clean sections spread out throughout. These guys could definitely stand up to some of the big name metal bands out there. // 9

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