Boys with X-Ray eyes - Oh my! How we terrify
Posted by diego on Fri, 24 Sep 2010.
Ben Morgan – Vocals
Dario Cozzi – Guitar
Kristian Richards – Guitar/VOX
Phil Edwards – Drums
Rhys Richards – Bass
Boys with x-ray eyes are a small heavy metal band from Newport, Wales who show huge determination to make themselves stand out from every other heavy metal/ screamo band out there. The second self released EP from the band is called “Oh my! How we terrify” is made from just six tracks, each filled with plenty of anger, with heavy giutaring and immense drumming, and the vocals ranging from full on screaming to what people call ‘normal singing’ in every single song within the album.
I must admit it did take me a number of listens to get into them, but once I got the vibes I ended up rather enjoying what I was hearing. It is definitely one of those albums that just has to be played at a loud volume, or even at full volume. You simply can not help but to start head-banging and losing yourself during the playing. If you close your eyes, you can even picture yourself in a rather brutal mosh pit during each song.
There is simply no way I am able to pick a favourite song, just because every song is pretty much the same. Meaningful lyrics, awesome drum beats, ‘sick’ guitaring, and jam packed with aggression. You can definitely feel the metal flowing through your body from the intro, to the last note of each track.
Although coming from your stereo speakers at a loud volume this EP sounds great, I personally feel that it would sound a lot better in a gig or even festival environment. Simply because the louder the music is played, the better it appears to become. It’s just one of those bands that doesn’t sound right at a low volume, and you need a high volume to get the full experience. Also like I mentioned earlier you really can picture the brutality of the crowd and mosh pits whilst the band is playing.
So, if any heavy metal/ screamo fans are out there, and you like your music loud, you should definitely listen to the aggression of this album, and feel the power of metal flowing from your ears to your toes. It is definitely the sort of music that will get your adrenaline going, at a loud volume anyway. I can see this band being as big as, and even bigger than the likes of Alexisonfire at some stage within the future. Double thumbs up from me!