Lock & Key have succeeded in creating songs that are individually awesome to rock out to, but the album as a whole is a big blur of the same throughout. Occasionally the odd grooves and some vocals catch your attention but they are not enough to make you want to continue listening to this album in one sitting. Nothing is at all anthemic, or hooking for that matter. “Peaceless” was predictable the moment you started listening to it, and that works for a band like Hatebreed that has been doing this for a long time, but not a debut album. I would hope any further releases are slightly more adventurous.
For The Fans Of: Pay No Respect, While She Sleeps, Counting Days
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