08:35 AM on 10/11/13
I am excited for the new Close Your Eyes album because they have been one of my favorite bands since their debut record, "We Will Overcome". I remember I was trapped in this faze between bands like A Day To Remember and bands like Rise Against. It was a hard time for me, with my parents divorce and my high school angst but then, while watching an ADTR music video I found Close Your Eyes. They had a passion and feel that I had never heard before. Many people would call CYE a post hardcore band, but if you see them live that opinion will change. CYE is a straight up Punk band. Shane wow'd me with the things he would say on stage and off. By the end of my high school career I had seen Close Your Eyes four times with two different vocalists and I'm about to see them a fifth time with an even different vocalist. Even through all of this I have held true to being a fan. I have bought all their albums on CD and Vinyl and supported them on every tour that has hit the South East (Where I'm from). Both We Will Overcome and Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts have filled me with amazing hope and unity. I cant wait to have my mind blown away again with, Line In The Sand!