The Blinding Lights blend of screamo-hardcore-metal is not your Sunday school type of metal so it wont appeal to people who think hard metal is System of a Down, Korn and Linkin Park. The groups latest offering The Ascension Attempt covers familiar territory with its nihilistic approach and despair filled lyrics that are full of explicit words.
Yes we all gather that youre in pain and full of anguish! And as with many hard metal outfits many of the songs blend into each other rather seamlessly giving untrained fans the inability to know what song they are listening to at any given time.
Fans of metal have always been a curious bunch bordering on obsessive in their allegiance to the genre. This album will have its core listeners usually kids who see the metallic-hardcore genre as a way to let off steam and aggression. Other then that it really wont make any ripples on the national consciousness or even in the metal community. The Ascension Attempt will satisfy seasoned metal fans but if youre new to the genre pick up Panteras 1992 masterpiece Vulgar Display of Power or Slayers 1986
album Reign of Blood.