Within - The End Is Near: Consider Yourself Warned

Published Sunday 6th August 2006
Within - The End Is Near: Consider Yourself Warned
Within - The End Is Near: Consider Yourself Warned

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18887-10676
LABEL: Facedown SFR024

Reviewed by Greg Sammons

With all the buzz surrounding Underoath at the moment, I could lazily say how fans of them may also enjoy Within. But once the familiar screamo vocals fade from view it quickly becomes apparent that their brand of post-hardcore is nearer to the mark of Beloved or Atreyu. There are hints of the Southern US influence of the melodic hardcore bands that hail from such parts, particularly the East Coast. To their credit, Within run through a good range of styles and ideas - but ultimately fail to really impress me with any of them. There are the occasionally flashes of brilliance that almost shine through, but don't quite do enough to carry their respective songs. Whilst the album doesn't feel TOO messy or hotchpotched, it does seem to suffer a little from cross-pollination. Bands that appear on Strikefirst Records have a habit of being promoted to the more prestigious Facedown Records once they've proven themselves. I could have predicted that Bloodlined Calligraphy and Alove For Enemies would have made the transition. Sadly, I can't do that so confidently for Within.

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Reader Comments

Posted by dj in las vegas, NV, USA @ 22:59 on Nov 22 2007

you can buy this for $2 from the facedown store @
http://merchnow.com/store/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code =FACE&Product_Code=WITHWARNED-CD00&Category_Code=199&Product _Count=15
come on $2 its way worth it

Posted by abe gillis in breckonridge @ 01:11 on Jan 27 2007

hye i really like you guys when i first heard you this is my favorite song by you i hope you get this because i really want to hear this song by you guys rejoyce aand again i say rejoice so could you please get this song up on myspace or your purevolume ok well i love you guys youv also conviced me to make a band and i even mad my own web site and my own band to so you guys are awsome i love you guys allot your my like favorit band o and we sound allot like your guys band to like my screaming and stuff but if you ever get this give me and email back or some thing k kwell keep rocking because your really good at it well seeya later dudes and much love to well keep rocking peace

Posted by aoshi in breckonridge @ 04:59 on Aug 21 2006

awsome band the best within you have inspired me to make my vary own band called divine-reincarnation were awsome just like you we have a web site check us out we dont have any songs on here yet ok leave us a messeg when you get the chance

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