Monday, June 28, 2010

Seasons After- "Through Tomorrow"

After digging deep through all the poor metal bands that we are exposed to today, you may come across an album that will actually do the genre justice. That band turned out to be Wichita, KS band, Seasons After. With their debut March release "Through Tomorrow" they entered the music business with a bang and made it clear they were around to stay.

Seasons After is a five-piece band that formed in late 2006 in Wichita, KS. Though they just released their debut album, the success the band is experiencing hasn't just begun. The band has been given breaks to play on the Vans Warped Tour and the Taste of Chaos tour. Along with these tours, their fanbase continues to grow with every day while they tour to support their debut album.

With the first listen, it is clear who their influences are coming from. The sound Seasons After has given with this album is a mixture of nu-metal with some classic metal sound thrown in from legendary bands. This album features a blend of fast and hard drum and bass parts, vocals ranging from very hard and intense screams with the ability to convert back to good singing right away, and catchy guitar riffs. Another appealing element they show on this album is their rawness. This album has all the components it needs to catch any metal fan's attention. Fans of bands like Sevendust, Five Finger Death Punch, and Shaman's Harvest would jump at this album right away. The band has released three singles from this album so far. Their cover of
George McMann’s and Michael Mainieri’s "Cry Little Sister" ranks as one of the best songs on the album. The band put their own heavy twist on this song, making it stand out among the other covers of the song. Their single "11:11" is another great song featuring a heavy message in the chorus. With lyrics of "Stand for something now, don't fall for anything" anyone could feel lifted up from such a powerful message. Other stand out tracks on this album are "Marked" "The Worst Parts" and "Through Tomorrow."

Not being an avid metal listener, this band definitely stood out to me and gave me a new look at the genre. They have something more than what most metal bands have. They have all the components they need to catch fans' attention and they certainly caught mine. All rock or metal fans should listen to this album and hear the talent this band possesses.

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