Song Review: First Sight – “The Nothing”

Song Review: First Sight – “The Nothing”

Song review: The Nothing
Band: First Sight
Location: Brisbane
Date of Release: 3rd January 2014
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Reviewer: Erised

I’ll say this. I certainly didn’t hate it. I’ve actually heard this song before, so technically this wasn’t a “first impression”, but i distinctly remember the first time I heard it I really wasn’t a fan of the intro. The intro scream/yells are a little on the weak side IMO, and the guitar work is a lot more basic than my preference, but having said that, it suits the song quite well.

The guitar tones are quite nice and get the job done, which is what you want, and the bass especially is noticeable in it’s presence. Drumming is fairly standard fare, not spectacular but far from awful.

My main criticism stems from the length, and the lack of variation within the song. It’s a pretty standard sort of progression, and whilst these things are standard and cliche for a reason (i.e. they sound good), a bit of deviation from the main theme would have been nice.

The biggest plus for me is the excellent hook during the chorus. Really, really nice vocal lines and performed well. Vocals have a nice tonality to them, are in tune, and were pleasing to the ear in general.

Lyrics are also standard fare, but well written nonetheless.

Vocals: Screams: 7/10 Cleans: 7/10
Guitars: 6/10
Bass: 6/10
Drums: 6/10
Production: 7/10
Lyrics: 7/10
Songwriting: 7/10
Overall IPHYB Rating: 7/10

Song Review: First Sight – “The Nothing”
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