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Mutiny Within Mutiny Within


01. Awake 02. Images 03. Falling Forever 04. Year Of Affliction 05. Forsaken 06. Lethean 07. Oblivion 08. Undone 09. Hours 10. Suffocate 11. Reflections
2010 Roadrunner Records
Our score 6

2/7/2010

Roadrunner is pushing these guys pretty hard, and it's easy to see why. Mutiny Within's brand of friendly, yet progressive metalcore will appeal to droves of people who like their metal safe and sugary. I know it sounds like I'm about to berate this album, but it's not as queasy as it could have been. I have to give credit to vocalist Chris Clancy. He can actually sing. If you're going to insert a clean, sing-along verse/chorus combination in every song, you might as well find someone with strong pipes. To give you an idea of what to expect, the vocals are 80% clean. It's a refreshing approach to take. Personally, I roll my eyes whenever I hear up-and-coming bands trying to outscream each other. The guitars are technical and melodic. There is a scholarly solo trade-off planted in the middle of each track. As a result, the arrangements feel formulaic and predictable, but at least the leads are interesting. Regrettably, this isn't the kind of CD you're going to listen to straight through. After track six or so, the songs blend into one another and the vocal melodies start to sound alike. The best selections percolate on the strength of a hooky chorus. I'm mainly referring to "Awake," "Images," and "Year of Affliction." It's obvious that the operatives in Mutiny Within put a ton of effort into this recording. It wasn't made for me, though. Fans of Killswitch Engage, Across the Sun, and Still Remains will find this disc to their liking. Bottom Line: I've said everything that I can say about Mutiny Within's self-titled debut. I don't see the point in writing an essay about it, so I'll just say that it's a finespun collection of metalcore songs. It boils down to taste. If you go for this sort of thing, then it's a fantastic album. If you don't go for this sort of thing, then it's merely tepid. Competent, but tepid.

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Iamjean_ 2/7/2010 10:11:03 AM

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Elpants_ 2/7/2010 12:56:00 PM

*throws up*

anonymous 2/7/2010 2:08:41 PM

what a succinct and helpful review.

killemo_ 2/9/2010 4:35:22 AM

delete.

dooo doo daggins_ 2/9/2010 12:46:17 PM

well at least now we now the Lambgoat reviewers can be bought off by RoadRunner records... ... all it took was the Dry Kill Logic box set and this gay will sing any RR bands praises. good job. bl-w j-b.

belmonT_ 2/9/2010 10:14:08 PM

this reviewer makes me want the return of gluck and graham landers in one megashit review.

hotslutswithtits_ 2/9/2010 10:54:32 PM

What a bunch losers! You get some pics. So WHAT! All this does is make him more popular while all you do is look more stupid. I would hate to be in your shoes once the Spurs Lawyer’s get through with you. This means you will have to take your finger out of your *ss and insert your head you stupid F**ks! Someone needs to hack your site and take you down until the Lawyer’s get to you. The only thing you can do is put photos with hearts on them! Shows me right there, that you are full of sh*t and a

anonymous 2/13/2010 7:59:22 AM

What are you gays whining about? He gave the album a 6 and nothing more than a mildly-cursory review. It's not like he's shouting any little praises it has from the rooftops or anything...

anonymous 4/14/2010 1:40:13 PM

Fans of Killswitch Engage and Still Remains will feel a slight tickle in their jerks once they hear this.