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On Broken Wings

On Broken Wings: Some of Us Will Never See The WorldSome of Us Will Never See The World (2003)
Eulogy Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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A friend of mine recommended this band to me a while back. He insisted that I download the song "I Do My Crosswords In Pen", he thought I'd be impressed. I was impressed at the time, but I suppose this band just got lost in the shuffle and they slipped from my mind for a while. When I noticed tha.


A friend of mine recommended this band to me a while back. He insisted that I download the song "I Do My Crosswords In Pen", he thought I'd be impressed. I was impressed at the time, but I suppose this band just got lost in the shuffle and they slipped from my mind for a while. When I noticed that they had signed to Eulogy I was somewhat looking forward to their upcoming album.

On Broken Wings have a sound that is somewhat reminiscent of bands like Eighteen Visions and Every Time I Die. They have huge breakdowns, intricate riffs, and growling, distorted vocals. But what sets them apart from the pack is their use of keys and electronics. This isn't "The Shape of Punk To Come" or anything even in that ballpark, but it's still a nice change of pace. At least this band is not nearly as nearly as predictable as many of the other new bands in the metalcore genre. One of the things I noticed right away was the vocals. They are heavily distorted, to the point where they sometimes sound almost like another instrument.

Musically, their sound is built upon frantic scaling, which is where the ETID influence comes in and crushing breakdowns. The electronics and samples add a new dimension to these songs, in some cases you wouldn't notice them right away, but if they were gone the songs wouldn't work. This band is getting some attention, first for their live show and now for this CD. I wouldn't be all that surprised to see them becoming the new hype band in a few a months. However, their sound still needs some work. The last few tracks run together too much for liking and the electronics could be a little more prevalent. With that said, this is still a good release and good introduction for this band.

In a genre that is fairly stagnant, On Broken Wings is like a breath of fresh air, but they still need to refine their sound a bit. But there's plenty of time for that, and until then I'll be pleased with this release.

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Anonymous (March 30, 2005)

All of you should grow up. Music is there for those to enjoy, not to criticize because it's not the cool thing at your goth hangout. Stick to Slipknot and leave real artists alone.
Thanks,
Chris

Anonymous (March 6, 2005)

I've come up with a reason to hate this band. I used to think that dumb ass kids went to shows to start fights, but apparently that's what this band is all about too. It's bad enough the kids start the fights, but when the bands do, there's something seriously wrong. Grow the F up.

Anonymous (August 13, 2004)

A fairly good CD. Samuel, please, PLEASE, at least come up with a good reason to hate this band. or whoever it was who said something about the name being bad.

I like the name, the music is good, a few breakdowns aren't as heavy as they could be. I think with a little bit heavier breakdowns, on a few songs more breakdowns, and a bit less of the emo thing (have that in about two songs, preferrably one) and this band could be a 9/10.

Best Song: I Write My Crosswords In Pen

Best Breakdown: I Write My Crosswords In Pen - after the "heartless" spiznach.

Thank you for reading,
Jaden

Anonymous (August 14, 2003)

lames fucking band name ever. remember that song from the 80's that was like "and i hear, the voices sing" well it the guy said some shit about broken wings in that song. fuck that song and fuck this band.
- samuel

Anonymous (August 11, 2003)

Jesus christ, I can't believe someone just said "chaunra." I mean I don't expect everyone to be scholars or anything, but come on...

501 (August 9, 2003)

Imitation band.

Edgie (August 9, 2003)

Good CD.

Anonymous (August 9, 2003)

blaaaaaaand.

Tip: dont "break it down" so much...

Anonymous (August 9, 2003)

What the hell is a chaunra? Sounds like something you'd eat at taco bell

FortyMinutesWest (August 9, 2003)

"how many dumbfuck faggy reviewers say a band is like a "breath of fresh air in a stale chaunra"

26.5

Anonymous (August 9, 2003)

how many dumbfuck faggy reviewers say a band is like a "breath of fresh air in a stale chaunra"([i am sincerly fujjin stupid][ mind you), so fuck forty manyuts west, i mean wussemo.

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