A nice little bit of feedback opens up the title track, “Blind to What is Right.” A very nice, melodic riff takes hold of the song right off. The drumming is technical, yes, but not so much as to make it overwhelming. The vocals are very much similar to the new wave of hardcore or metalcore and they sound terrific. At 1:42 we get a little bit of a breakdown, which sounds great. I can say that this is a great opening track for this album. I am intrigued and almost obligated to keep listening.
“Everyone Who I Knew and Loved Is Gone” opens with another very melodic riff. This opening riff almost reminds me of Isis or Pelican, but when the song hits, this is no longer the case. The riffing is great, though. The vocals are faster on this track and, although it sits well, it seems a little off to me. Not bad, just a little different. 1:06 marks a small break, instrument-wise. The vocals are a nonstop beast throughout this track. I can hear some elements of ambiance in this track. Very catchy, very good, in the long run.
“Wash Away My Sins” picks up directly from the previous track and goes right into another Pelican-esque riff. This track is not nearly as fast as it’s predecessors, and for that I think this track stands out quite well. The guitars in this track are amazing. Melodic chugging mixed with outstanding lead lines. The drumming is very masterful and complex. The vocals are extremely tortured, but not stressed at all. This track is also very bass-heavy, which is something that I like a lot. This song is very memorable and, so far, is my favorite track on the album.
“Hollow Pain” begins with a very melancholic tone to the guitars. When the main lead guitar comes in, it perks up a little bit but not enough to change the mood entirely. The vocals are great, as I have stated already. There is very little vocal break to this band. I really like the atmospheric tones that come through at points throughout not only this track, but all of the tracks.
“A Stranger to Myself” opens with a very distant, ambient guitar line. This, again, is reminding me of Pelican. At 34 seconds the band comes in and absolutely dominates. The ambient guitars continue throughout the track and only adds more cohesiveness and longevity. I sense a lot of emotion in the vocals on this track. There is just something about this track that makes his voice sound even more rough and zealous. This is an astonishing track.
“In Silence Together” begins with a magnificent drum beat accompanied by feedback. When the full band chimes in, this track takes off, moving at 1000mph and with no stopping in sight. The ambient tones still make their presence known in this track, but they take no means from the straightforward, unstoppable hardcore attack that this song lays down. The vocals are expertly executed and raw. This track is on par with “Wash Away My Sins” for being one of the best songs on the album.
“Downstream” begins with a sort-of melancholic tone. It definitely has a cryptic vibe to it, but not too much. I love the main riffing on this track. Very melodic and extremely catchy. This reminds me of New Lows quite a bit. The vocals are great, as I have stressed many times already. The drumming is nice, complex moments thrown into this nicely orchestrated tempo. The two minute mark signals a bit of a breakdown. There is a bit of feedback before the vocals burst through along with a nice, simple lead guitar solo. The last 30 seconds contain an outstanding solo. Very nice, gentlemen. Very nice.
“Into Darkness” begins with atmospheric tones and a nice drum beat. The guitar slides and begins a steady chugging. The drumming slowly builds up along with the guitars. This song is very gloomy, more so than the previous track. I like the chugging guitars laid behind a well-executed solo. This is a nice, simple filler track leading up to the final track of the album.
“All That’s Left To See” comes right in with a nice drum beat and lead guitar line. This reminds me a bit of Trap Them. Very simplistic, melodic riffing on this track. Not a lot of chugging like on a few other tracks. I feel that the vocals stand out a bit too much on this track, but it’s not ruining it for me. I’m really digging this track, it has a nice groove to it. This song has a strong bass present in it, which is something that I really like. Around 2:44, the track picks up quite a bit and gets a little more chaotic and makes me want to head bang even more than I did previously. All in all, I really dig this album. I suggest checking out The Carrier. They have a good sense of today’s hardcore element, they take hold and run with it. Great album, dudes.
For fans of: Trap Them, New Lows, Pelican
Favorite track: “Wash Away My Sins”