What a journey it has been. Going through a plethora of musicians, Before Their Eyes have shown their commitment to the industry. With the return of original vocalist Nicholas Moore, the life that was missed on previous records is back.
Being around longer than a good number of bands shoving their way through the scene now-a-days, these guys know a thing or two about solid music. “Lies” is a track boasting a pure infectious hook, slathered together with solid instrumentation courtesy of the whole band. What I love about this song is its depth wrapped in such a simple package. What I mean is that although it contains the simple verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge structure, the transitions are what make it flow. There are little breaks of short instrumentation here and there to stop choppy transitions. Nick Moore is a shining beacon here, because the line “I know you’re dying inside/the things that you hide/won’t let you rest at night/when you’re full of lies” in the chorus is as catchy as the common cold. There’s a pleasant balance of screams and cleans, and it never feels overpowering.
I like the controlled chaos approach that this band takes to their heavy parts, because they never take the inch and push it to a mile. There’s enough original instrumentation in the background to separate itself from other “chug-chug” styles of post-hardcore, but it could always go further. It doesn’t stray too far from previous material, so old fans will likely dig this track. I’m definitely hoping for more instrumentation and creative expression further down the road. Otherwise, this is a great start and I’ve got my fingers crossed for smooth sailing here on out.
I’ve had my doubts because of the success of The Dawn of My Death and Before Their Eyes, but I can say based off of this song that their upcoming release Redemption should be a tongue-in-cheek reference to a well-deserved return.
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