"Eyes of Eli’s self-titled debut album belongs in the same class as For Today’s Breaker, A Plea For Purging’s The Life and Death of…, and The Great Commission’s Heavy Worship. Read that sentence again (twice). If you still need to read this review, great, but most of you should now be on iTunes. Really, go. It’s simply that good.
Eyes of Eli is a heavy album that mixes in some amazing cleans, some guttural lows, and even some rap-core elements (on “Devil’s Going Down”). In terms of vocals, the range applied to this album comes just short of the astounding range of Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter).
Eyes of Eli is a powerful debut from a band that deserves to be considered one of the breakout bands of the year! For an independent debut album, Eyes of Eli shows good production value, solid dichotomy between clean vocals and guttural growls, and features some amazing instrumentation. Fans of For Today, War of Ages, A Plea for Purging, and The Great Commission will be enthralled with this album, but all fans of heavy music owe it to themselves to check out this powerful album."
Album Review by Indie Vision Music