Eyes Set To Kill - Reach Release Date: February 19th, 2008
Record Label: BreakSilence Records
That one band who you've heard of but have never really felt like dealing with Myspace's awful music player enough to actually check out. Arizona's Eyes Set To Kill pitter-patter in nu-screamo, use laughable gothicy text almost throughout the entire album casing, and, most of all, utilizes clean-cut female vocals on the forefront of their chuggy barrage of churning guitars and searing screams.
How Is It?
Reach never really manages to reach any form of innovation or clarity, preferring the route of sticking to what they accomplished with their previous album, When Silence Is Broken The Night Is Torn -- which isn't much. Vocalist Alexia Rodriguez saves the band a good amount of grief because her voice is absolutely a breath of fresh air. It was really the only aspect of the entire album I didn't have a problem with. The backup screaming that reiterates almost every single one of her verses, through many of the songs, is a very abrasive vocal element to Reach, however. Alexia seems to be able to stand on her own almost too well, so when certain lines are repeated by a sub-par howl, well, it does not really help things. Instrumentally, the album is about as well-rounded as it can be without being creative -- and everyone knows they wouldn't want that. Fans of Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Bless The Fall, and/or Drop Dead, Gorgeous should feel right at home.
the girl isn't very good at singing live. she didnt even look enthused. their screamer was good though and was the only thing that brought life to the performance. they were headlining the show i saw them at and two of the bands blatantly upstaged them. i personally didnt like the music because like he said, it's all been done before.
i have been listening to this band way before they had thought about a full length, grant it, they might not be the next big thing, but deff dont deserve some of the low ratings. i can agree in some parts but there are parts where, personally i think you rated low just because they are just another "nu-screamo" band off myspace.
I personally consider myself a huge sksk fan, not so much bless the fall and i just am incapable of liking this album much less this band.
Alexias angelic celine dion-ish type vocals, if i can even go so far as to compare it to that dont go well at all being followed by howling and/or screaming.
As far as musicianship, nothing that you cant hear on any other screamo record out there.
I think even the 4.75 is to high of a rating, the fact this record even made it onto a cd almost makes me cringe.