A Sight for Sewn Eyes: Self-Titled (Metal Mondays)

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A Sight For Sewn Eyes Self-Titled

Metal / Not Metal

There’s something about Halifax’s A Sight for Sewn Eyes that is intangible. They’re metal, but they’re oh so much more. On their sophomore disc, imaginatively titled, well, Self-Titled, these guys incorporate everything from hardcore punk to jazz to post-rock in their songs. There’s a real smorgasbord of sound, and that’s what makes them so hard to pin down. And that’s also what makes them enjoyable. The group shares a hardcore meets metal sound with the recently reviewed Counterparts, also a Canadian band, though the latter tends to be more pure and focused with their sonic aggression. A Sight for Sewn Eyes, on the other hand, isn’t afraid to dally a bit, particularly in the last third of their new album, which has parts that seem almost ambient in comparison. Still, if you want to hear vocals where the singer, Joshua Hanusiak, is basically rinsing his…

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