Sunday, November 27, 2011
Seasons After Are Through Tomorrow
Seasons After are one heck of a band. Their latest album Through Tomorrowis an innocent looking enough affair and then after about thirty seconds in, when you plop your ear drums back into place, you realize that this band is anything but innocent. Heavier than a 10,000 pound weight and more powerful then a Missouri Class Battleship, this band churns out mosh worthy jams of epic destruction as if it were their last day on earth. It's brutal stuff that will make an impression on you in the form of a boot print whether you like it or not.
Sounding like the most demonic combination of Alice and Chains meeting a screamo band in a knife fight ever, much of Through Tomorrow, sounds like, "Rooster," if it were on massive amounts of steroids. With screamo death grunts, crunchy guitars, soaring vocals, and enough mosh parts to kill a man, Through Tomorrow is like listening to a bar fight with nuclear weapons. Destructive and powerful, Seasons After refuse to be denied and for twelve tracks they pretty much have their way with you if you can last that long. Through Tomorrowis epic metal from the great beyond and it's here to put the beatdown on you and your hearing and quite honestly if you like that sort of thing then that's not really a bad thing at all.
Sure stuff like this has been done and done and then done again, and for the most part so much of this stuff sounds generic it's almost like a paint by numbers sort of thing. But, what I think makes Seasons After and Through Tomorrowstand out is how one level above everything they truly are. They write songs that are catchy while still sounding like fuel air bombs exploding, they grind their guitars to the point where their so detuned that no tuning is ever possible again, they have a drummer that sounds like he's got more drums than Neil Peart and they have vocals that will shred your face clean off and then put it back on with some soaring melody; it's all of those things and the simple fact that Through Tomorrow is just GOOD that helps Seasons After stand out amongst the pack.
If you're in the market for a new metal band with some commercial appeal to listen to, Seasons After is the perfect find. Through Tomorrow is one of the heaviest things I've heard this year and it's so well produced and well written that it might just conquer everything in it's path. Well done dudes!