SEASONS AFTER

"Through Tomorrow" (Dirtbag; 2010)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Seasons After is a Kansas-based quintet who apes the nu-metal template ad nauseam on their 12-track release "Through Tomorrow."

With a mixture of equal parts Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, and Bullet for My Valentine, this group’s hard-hitting but extremely predictable output comes with a flurry of twin guitar assaults and a pounding percussive performance while the vocals fluctuate between creamy choral parts and throat-ripping screams.

Adding in a cover of “Cry Little Sister” from "The Lost Boys" for a touch of instant pop culture notoriety, the debut by Seasons After may seem edgy to those unfamiliar with the heavier edge of the spectrum, yet the entire affair culminates in a cookie cutter presentation whose calculated and formulaic sense of songwriting yields the kind of music perfect for mainstream radio to push to the stars.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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