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A Sight For Sewn Eyes – Self-Titled – Album Review

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A Sight For Sewn Eyes
Self-Titled
Distort Entertainment
Release Date: Out Now
Review by Jeremy Edwards

Canadian Hardcore quintet A Sight For Sewn Eyes disappeared off the radar after the release of their 2012 debut album, sparking rumours they may have disbanded. These rumours were recently annihilated by the release of their hard-hitting, self-titled sophomore album.

Sewn Eyes, mixed by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Norma Jean) is a massive advancement on their first record and the band have really hit their stride. The album starts hard and heavy with Josh Hanusiak’s relentless screams unwavering from beginning to end.

A fine example of the band’s progression is Long Story Short, just under a minute and a half of blast beats and breakneck guitars. An intricate instrumental heralds the halfway mark and just as you are lulled into a false sense of relaxation, Imperfectionist smashes you back to reality. The remainder of the album has a negligible ‘90s Bay Area groove to it and is rounded out with an understated outro that doesn’t quite do the intensity of the album justice. Overall, a highly recommended album for 2015.

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