Reach review by Eyes Set to Kill

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  • Released: Feb 19, 2008
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.1 (72 votes)
Eyes Set to Kill: Reach

Sound — 8
Eyes Set To Kill I must say has a really impressive sound. Alexia's vocals sound gentle yet powerful in a way. Although those words contradict themselves, her voice is amazing together with Brandon's screaming vocals creating a very interesting harmony and melody. Although there ARE times where Brandon's screaming isn't needed. The screaming sounds best when used in duet format such as the song "Violent Kiss" during it's chorus. It seems to sound VERY good in the song "A Sketch In Black & White". Especially the last chorus, for it sounds most powerful at the end. Brandon's keyboard, I think, sounds best everywhere it is played. He does not come in unless it will definately sound good there. Also, both guitars sound powerful just about everywhere. They play back and forth between each other perfectly. Overall, there sound is very interesting and unique and awesome to listen to, yet there are some qualities that get to sound rather cliche after a while.

Lyrics — 8
Lyrics. The lyrics are written very well. Although in a lot of their songs, almost often, words are repeated. But many of their songs can be very catchy and have deep lyrics. Again "Violent Kiss" has very meaningful lyrics in them. "Take my hand. Grip it tightly (Don't let go)". Lyrics such as those are very powerful in their own way. Songs like "Give You My All" after a while with repeated lyrics start to get old. But there is a lot of variety in the lyrics so it pretty much makes up for it and balances out everything.

Overall Impression — 9
Eyes Set To Kill is a very impressive band with a very impressive sound on their hands. I myself am eager to hear more from them and can't wait for it actually. This is one of my favorite screamo bands or may possibly BE my favorite. Their style is powerful and unique. Every little thing on each of there songs just about comes in where it has to, except for some things listed above. But overall, Eyes Set To Kill is a great band and the album "Reach" is definately an album one should buy if they are a true screamo fan.

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    Unlike most the people here, I actually enjoy the music BECAUSE of the screaming, yeah it may distracting to some, but for people who are into this genre (Post-hardcore) it's the perfect touch. I also I think the mix of melody and harsh vocals is great, and while ESTK isn't the first to do it, they do make it sound good!
    This band has too much crappy screaming. Its a pain in the ass. If it had much less screaming they'd be a really good band.
    the first ever song i heard from them was liar in the glass when lindsey(their former lead vocalist)was still in and i was hooked and then i went to get their new album reach.It's pretty good aside from the fact that some songs sound exactly like other songs on the album.