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I the Breather - These Are My Sins Album Cover
Author's Rating
Vocals 8.25
Musicianship 7.5
Lyrics 7.75
Production 8.25
Creativity 7.75
Lasting Value 8
Reviewer Tilt 7.75
Final Verdict: 79%
Member Ratings
Vocals 9.5
Musicianship 9.63
Lyrics 10
Production 9.13
Creativity 8.88
Lasting Value 9.75
Reviewer Tilt 9.38
Average: 95%

I the Breather - These Are My Sins

Reviewed by: chiggles (12/14/10)
I the Breather- These Are My Sins
Record Label: Sumerian Records
Release Date: December 7th, 2010

It seems as if music has become literally molded into one sound. Depending on which genre you listen to, you experience a different mold than another genre. Metalcore is a tiring genre, and while it has itís veterans much like any other, bands try to rip off one another and then attempt to call it their own. This is the biggest problem with metal core, there are so many different bands attempting the same sound that nothing ever has the opportunity to stand out above everything else. In this day and age every young band wants to be August Burns Red, and while they are a great band to mention when discussing metal core, they arenít the only band out there that does a great job within their genre.

Sumerian Records picked up Maryland based I The Breather shortly before the band announced their debut full length These Are My Sins. The main purpose of I The Breather is to be hard hitting, all eleven songs on the album are fast and heavy. Itís very difficult to determine each and every single song on their own, since the bands main sound is the same through each song. This could be a good or bad thing depending on what kind of person you are. Since the same sound is heard all the way through the record, repetitiveness is an issue on more than one occasion. Whatever you have heard in the first 4 or 5 tracks, you will hear in the rest of the songs.

Breakdowns are heard plenty throughout the album, and with only one or two standing out every couple tracks, they kind of get tiring after a little while. To anyone who listens to the album completely, you begin to tune them out simply because you are so used to hearing them. This is one of the aspects of this album that will turn people away, so many bands worry about their breakdowns that they forget everything else that is important. One of those other big important things to worry about is keeping the listeners attention all the way through, which, unless your starting a mosh pit in your listening area, might be pretty difficult for some listeners.

Musically, this band has a lot of talent. While the drummer sticks to basics, the guitars are the biggest stand out element on the album. Their riffs are not only technical and fun to hear, but catchy at the same time. The vocals are very basic, but the range is terrific. Sometimes we hear more of a shouting, than all the way to a deep growl right after. He has the ability to capture a moment with his range, in some softer sections throughout he uses a yelling kind of vocal to build up to a heavier section. In other times his screams capture the energy and anger in a heavier section of a song.

These Are My Sins can be picked apart piece and piece and be criticized by every single one of itís flaws. The thing is, I just donít want to do that. This is an angry, hard hitting debut album that is great for those people who will attend the bands shows. Most of the songs on this album are very easy to move to at a show, but when sitting on your couch at home and listening, there isnít much you can do besides bang your head, leading to one giant useless headache. So, get together and start a mosh pit in your dining room while playing this album, itís easier than it sounds.

Recommended If You Like Moshing in your living room; angry music
 
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08:52 AM on 12/25/10
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love this record. not a very well written review..sorry. just imo
12:27 AM on 12/26/10
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I have to agree, not a well written review. Overall, your thesis lacked sufficient support. Like, not once did you refer to a song to illustrate a point you were trying to make. I also wasn't clear why you kept alluding to mosh pits in your review. Honestly, it sounds like you wrote a show review and not one for a studio album. I just think you have a little difficulty articulating your real thoughts about this. Hopefully my constructive criticism helps.

Also, if people are going to be so lazy with RIYLs such as the one in this review, could they just not bother with them?
05:25 PM on 12/26/10
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I have to agree, not a well written review. Overall, your thesis lacked sufficient support. Like, not once did you refer to a song to illustrate a point you were trying to make. I also wasn't clear why you kept alluding to mosh pits in your review. Honestly, it sounds like you wrote a show review and not one for a studio album. I just think you have a little difficulty articulating your real thoughts about this. Hopefully my constructive criticism helps.

Also, if people are going to be so lazy with RIYLs such as the one in this review, could they just not bother with them?
This. That RIYL is ridiculous, you might not as well not put one. Also, where is the link? This review was just confusing.

EDIT:moreheart! didn't realize that was you haha.
10:06 PM on 12/26/10
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I have to agree, not a well written review. Overall, your thesis lacked sufficient support. Like, not once did you refer to a song to illustrate a point you were trying to make. I also wasn't clear why you kept alluding to mosh pits in your review. Honestly, it sounds like you wrote a show review and not one for a studio album. I just think you have a little difficulty articulating your real thoughts about this. Hopefully my constructive criticism helps.

Also, if people are going to be so lazy with RIYLs such as the one in this review, could they just not bother with them?
Yeah, there is no excuse for how poor I wrote this. Every other review I wrote was fine, but this one just kills me. :/
10:10 AM on 12/29/10
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Yeah, there is no excuse for how poor I wrote this. Every other review I wrote was fine, but this one just kills me. :/
just shut up guy. you are a terrible writer. Nothing was profession or well written about this review. Stick to listening and thinking thoughts. Happy new year my friend.
04:08 AM on 12/31/10
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should have been

RIYL: August Burns Red using lots of djent
04:57 AM on 01/07/11
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Repetetetetetive.
07:33 PM on 01/13/11
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Pretty good review man, however it is really repetitive and sounds very similar to August Burns Red/For Today etc. but they still have their own sound that is distinguishable and it's an enjoyable album worth a listen. The band like you said is VERY talented and their polyrhythms are unlike anything I've ever heard in another band and they have a lot of potential if they can change their song structure a bit to avoid the chug, breakdown, sweep, tap seen in most of their songs.
08:49 PM on 01/13/11
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Pretty good review man, however it is really repetitive and sounds very similar to August Burns Red/For Today etc. but they still have their own sound that is distinguishable and it's an enjoyable album worth a listen. The band like you said is VERY talented and their polyrhythms are unlike anything I've ever heard in another band and they have a lot of potential if they can change their song structure a bit to avoid the chug, breakdown, sweep, tap seen in most of their songs.

their polyrhythms aren't that impressive since so many other bands have began utilizing them because of the "djent" movement, but they really do remind of me of ABR, still like em though
07:20 AM on 01/14/11
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their polyrhythms aren't that impressive since so many other bands have began utilizing them because of the "djent" movement, but they really do remind of me of ABR, still like em though
What's the "djent" movement?
01:21 PM on 01/14/11
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What's the "djent" movement?

all the bands that are suddenly utilizing Messhuggah-esque riffs, ya know like Periphery & Tesseract for example
02:26 PM on 01/14/11
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all the bands that are suddenly utilizing Messhuggah-esque riffs, ya know like Periphery & Tesseract for example
I see...I'm not too big on most metalcore/newer metal bands like Messhuggah so I guess I've never heard them used before in the way these guys use them. I just could never get into that kind of music due to the monotony or "scare factor" some of them are going for, but there are exceptions, like Parkway Drive.
02:32 PM on 01/14/11
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I see...I'm not too big on most metalcore/newer metal bands like Messhuggah so I guess I've never heard them used before in the way these guys use them. I just could never get into that kind of music due to the monotony or "scare factor" some of them are going for, but there are exceptions, like Parkway Drive.

dude Meshuggah have been around since the early 90's, they aren't new

if you really wanna know what "djent" is and sounds like go here http://got-djent.com/

tons of great bands and artists here
02:38 PM on 01/14/11
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dude Meshuggah have been around since the early 90's, they aren't new

if you really wanna know what "djent" is and sounds like go here http://got-djent.com/

tons of great bands and artists here
Alright, I'll check it out man, and I didn't know they've been around that long, I just know they're on the same scene with bands like Lamb of God.
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