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Band
Straight Line Stitch
Title
When Skies Wash Ashore
Type
LP/EP
Company
Koch/Music For Nations
YOR
2008
Style
Metalcore/Hardcore
10/31/2008 - Review by: Sinnercorp

Straight Line Stitch
When Skies Wash Ashore

Company: Koch Records
Release: 2008
Reviewer: Sinnercorp
Genre: Metalcore

  • Likely to induce involuntary fits of body movement and air-guitar



  • Hailing from Knoxville, TN in the early 2000ís, Straight Line Stitch has the typical metalcore structure with giant breakdowns and a combination of screaming and singing. The only difference is that Straight Line Stitch is fronted by Alexis Brown. Straight Line Stitch is bound to draw comparisons to bands like In This Moment, who play a comparable style of music and also have a charismatic female fronting the group but few have yet to display the "fully-packaged" set of pipes that Alexis Brown does.

    The band's instrumentalists -- guitarists Seth Thacker and Pat Pattison, bassist Jason White, and drummer Patrick Haynes -- support that vocal battle royal with music that similarly alternates between pummeling metal and melodic hard rock. But it's Alexis Brown who really catches the ear. And on the concluding track, "Yesterday's Gone," which she sings accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, she demonstrates that she can still get her feelings across. Alexis Brown really has no competition. She stands tall along with Lacuna Coil's Christina Scabbia as the best female vocalists in metal today. Not to mention the fact that they both can turn a head or two.

    Straight Line Stitch creates several moments that are likely to induce involuntary fits of body movement and air-guitar. "Eucharist" and "What You Do To Me" are two of the disc's most metallically infectious tracks, while "Taste Of Ashes" (featuring Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta) and "Promise Me" could easily light a few fires in front of the stage. If you are looking for a great Metal band that you can play without getting tired of hearing, When Skies Wash Ashore deserves respect as a album that needs to be listened to. When Straight Line Stitch comes to your town, be sure to go and see them live. You will not be disappointed.


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      5 :AVE RATING

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    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    When Skies Wash Ashore
    2008
    Koch/Music For Nations
    Sinnercorp10/31/2008
    5

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