August 25, 2017 |

Faces of Eve – Faces Of Eve

Faces of Eve – Faces Of Eve

August 25, 2017 |

ADVERTISMENT

ADVERTISMENT

Hertfordshire’s prog metal Faces of Eve have released their debut self-titled album, mixing technical post-hardcore, metalcore, and tech metal.

As Above kicks in immediately, full of killer, face-melting riffs, courtesy of Dan Sloane, with more of a pop punk style vocal line from Benjamin Black - think early Fall Out Boy. From the off-set, you can tell that they're very evidently prog-metal, taking metal elements and progressing, stretching their boundaries, and creating something new. This is evident from the first track; the way Black sings the aggressive words ‘to be a complete f*cking tw*t’ is so poetic, which is followed by an insane breakdown you can imagine a wall of death opening up to.

The next few tracks follow the same sort of style and song structure. One highlight of the band’s previous work was that their EPs were all quite diverse in sound, and although Faces of Eve have a distinct sound which spans over about five genres, that sound doesn’t really develop or change much throughout the first half of the album, making it sound a little samey at points.

IV is instrumental which doesn’t really add anything to the album. It’s essentially just a really long intro to Loveless, which is another instrumental, and where you may start to think that perhaps this album should have been just an EP. No filler tracks, just picking the best five of the nine and going with it. IV and Loveless didn’t really demonstrate anything particularly fantastic from the band.