North Seasons are a 5 piece melodic hardcore band from Newcastle whose aim with "Eyes For The Blind "(EP), is to bring heavy music back into the heart of the mainstream without compromise.
The video for their lead single, “Silhouettes” has been tearing up Scuzz TV after its release via Kerrang.com a few months back. The EP was released on the 21st January 2015 therefore is available right now for your delectation.
The EP start off with an ominous broody atmospheric introduction before seguing into “Silhouettes” with its bouncy metal riffs, mixing brutal shouted vocals and catchy clean sung chorus. The production is quite sparse giving the instruments room to breathe, although you would never guess the album was recorded in a bedroom and not a studio.
The EP continue in a similar vein with the brutally heavy “New World Order” ; an odd excursion with “Bitter” with its almost spoken word poetic introduction and wall of guitars.
The band takes their foot of the gas for the melodic “Good News” which is reminiscent of We Are The Ocean (circa Cutting Our Teeth) or Deaf Havana and provides a nice break from the pummeling riffs. If they release this as a single they may just complete their lofty ambition.
The EP closes on the title track which has 36 Crazyfists kinda vibe with heavy multi layered vocals and searing guitars separated with lighter instrumental interludes between verses. The song gets heavier until we are in doom or sludge metal territory at the very end.
Eyes For The Blind strikes the right balance between all out aggressive metalcore and hooky melodic hardcore and no component part has been compromised.
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