Nottingham based metal newcomers Skies In Motion have drop their debut album “Life Lessons” which they will be self-releasing. We’ve been seeing these guys pop up everywhere recently especially on social media where they’ve been hitting the marketing hard and get their name out there, which is a good thing because when this album came up to review we had to grab it straight away to have a listen too after seeing a lot of hype surrounding this release.
The album starts off with an almost Wild West themed melodic intro before banging straight into the first track “ Cascades ” which has a post hardcore vibes to it mixed with some good old metalcore finesse similar to rising bands such as Our Hollow, Our Home and Kingdom Of Giants. The next track ” Realizationship ” is a belter with a catchy resemblance of style to the band Dayseeker, with vocalist Adam Connor at times sounding like Dayseekers vocalist Rory Rodriguez which is definitely not a bad thing but at the same time it would be good to hear Adam’s own distinct style come through so there is no comparison to another in the first place.
The album continues on a steady flow of metal, enriched by plenty of raw emotion, tasty riffs and all the dynamics that makes a decent album but it is just that a decent album there wasn’t anything in there that really blew me away or that hasn’t been done before by other bands. There’s a lot of potential to come from these guys in the future as they find their feet and develop their sound as at times the influences shine through a bit too much and become a bit copycat like. It would be great to hear something different that will set Skies In Motion apart from other bands which we think they are fully capable of.
Tracks to definitely check out from these guys would Ugly, Hopebringer and our favourite Sword Swallower. There is impact and punch on this album all packaged with some damn good production that they bring to the table. The guys in Skies In Motion should be mega proud of this for a debut album, keep setting their heights high and keep pushing their musical boundaries. We look forward to seeing how their sound will progress in the future and where it takes them.
Power driven post hardcore with melodic metalcore twists serve debut album that will turn some heads and ears their way