From Autumn To Ashes - Holding A Wolf By The Ears
Holding A Wolf By The Ears is the newest installment by From Autumn To Ashes. If the vocals seem a little different to you, it's because their former front man had quit the band, and the drummer has now taken his spot. Holding A Wolf By The Ears is a good album, but the production quality doesn't seem all that great, just listen to the first track, Deth Kult Social Club, and you'll hear it for yourself. Francis' scream is very different then Ben's, and the music had to change around to fit to his voice. I couldn't wait for this album to come out, but when I got it.. I was a little disappointed. It's far better than Abandon Your Friends, but doesn't have a harder feel like what was given back in The Fiction We Live. The screams sound very shaky throughout the album, like his voice is cracking which can affect the whole listening experience. The guitars in this album are amazing, as expected with a good bassline to back it up. The drums sound very plain to me, nothing too amazing coming from there, but do you really hear many good drum parts anymore? Pioneers and Deth Kult Social Club are probably the best tracks on the Holding A Wolf By The Ears album. Pioneers is great because you get to hear a lot of singing, which is what Francis is best at. Deth Kult Social Club is a great opening song because when it comes on, it blows up on your speakers. The hook and chorus are great and will pull you into the song.
In the end, From Autumn To Ashes might have put out a disappointment with this album. It just depends on your own personal taste, I would say if you listen to The Bled or you have heard them and prefered something a little softer, then this is an album you should pick up. But in maturing wise for From Autumn To Ashes, this is definitely a step up from Abandon Your Friends.
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