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Perish Lane - Breaking The Metaphor

Perish Lane
Breaking The Metaphor
by Aaron "Five Magics" Price at 31 December 2016, 10:36 AM

While unsure of what to really call “Breaking The Metalphor”, the new release from PERISH LANE, it bridges that gap between Hard Rock and Metalcore and is probably more on the side of the latter. Regardless of what we call it, this is an album that features cleans, harshes, yelling, whispering, drums, guitars, bass, all the good stuff that you could ask for from an album. Why don’t you just keep reading if you made it this far, especially if you’re a fan of bands like TRIVIUM, BULLET FOR ME VALENTINE or ATREYU. From the start of the album with “Deficit” you can hear the sound of the older Metalcore bands like that of ATREYU with the not quite growling harsh vocals, more along the lines of what I see as melodic yelling (sounds like a bad thing, but it’s not, unless it’s actually done poorly). The song even has that sort of Metalcore style of bridge portion that is slower with softer vocals and a tapping guitar section.

Breaking the Metaphor” reminds me a lot more instrumentally of that of BRING ME THE HORIZON but the style of the vocals screams, aims and fires BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. The song is pretty standard, nothing really stands out although the song is catchy and that’s something the band could have very well done better. Everything right down to the solo is missing a real personal touch, the solo is really just there to sound cool but it’s only a few notes and nothing interesting or note worthy. The final two songs have a bit more of a personal feel, sounding more like actual PERISH LANE songs instead of sounding like they could be covers. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the influences aren’t there and I’m glad they are, pay homage to the bands that got you here, but do it the way the second half of this album does and make it your own. “Psychosomatic” for instance sounds very influences by BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE still, but also sounds completely original.

Breaking the Metaphor” is an album that won’t get the audience it should, that’s simply because I used the term Metalcore which for whatever reason turns far too many people off for no real reason. This release will stay in my playlist for a long time, it might not be something I turn on all the time but it’ll be something I won’t turn off if it happens to pop up.
Songwriting: 7
Creativity: 6
Memorability: 7
Production: 8

3 Star Rating

1 Deficit
2. Breaking the Metaphor
3. Overthrone
4. Psychosomatic
Cody Hess - Guitars, Vocals
Brandon Johnson - Vocals, Guitars
Erik Robinson – Bass
Yancy Turner - Drums
Record Label: Pavement Entertainment


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