Monday, 2 November 2015

Album Review: Raised From Oblivion - "This Is The End" - Reviewed by: Geoff McGraw

Album Review Format: Digital Stream

Band Name: Raised From Oblivion
Title: This Is The End
Date of Release: 2014
Record Label: Independant
Genre: Metalcore
Reviewed by: Geoff McGraw
Track listings: 1) Initium 2) Under It's Curse 3) Engulfed In Fire 4) This Is The End 5) Blinded By Suicide

Raised From Oblivion hails from the UK, and claims Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, The Defiled, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica, August Burns Red, Periphery, Asking Alexandria, Architects, & Axewound as influences.

Well yeah it's metalcore, and while this much maligned genre does not really deserve the hate piled onto it, there is a reason it has as many detractors as it does. Raised From Oblivion seems to be intent on proving the haters right, by indulging in pretty much every stereotype the genre has. The instrumentation is fairly uninspired. The clean vocals are weak, nasaly and whiny and would fit well into an emo project. The "screamed" vocals aren't any better, lyrically the band seems to be more intent on ACTUALLY being emo, their lyrical forte apparently being sounding like a jr. high school student's 1st attempts at broken heart poetry.

All that being said, there are some beautiful passages and I liked the intro. However after listening to this ep I truly wanted to slit my wrists. I do not recommend this ep, unless your thing is sitting in a darkened room reliving the hurt and pain that your most recent lover inflicted on you by listening to mediocre there are far better bands to do that with.
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