Eyes Wide Open – The Upside Down

Eyes Wide Open – The Upside Down
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Album: The Upside Down
Label: Headbang Entertainment
Genre: Metal
Release Date: May 17, 2019
Rating: 9/10

I don’t typically pace with impatience waiting in an artist to release a new album, but Eyes Wide Open is an exception to that rule! The band has just dropped their new album The Upside Down today. The follow-up to their insanely heavy 2017 release, And So It Begins (review), EWO has come back to melt your faces off!

If you are a fan of the Gothenburg sound of In Flames, with unique spin that’s all Eyes Wide Open’s sound, this is the band to devour! Another installment of angry, rage worthy growling and clean vocals matched with blasting tempos and creative heavy riffs and other tasty elements, this is an album that metal fans want to hear, on repeat!

Check out the video for Die Another Day:

EWO definitely has their sound dialed in as with the last album and can now just focus on making music that is going to make the listeners feel something. They deliver one killer song after another and good luck catching your breath or having a moment to think about what you are hearing, you’re going to have to hit repeat digest it all!

I honestly wasn’t sure if the band would be able to follow-up their last album with something equal or better, but they’ve answered that now. They absolutely blew it up! Another stunning album that fans get to enjoy from this band!

My favorite tracks on this album, Fire Is the Solution, The Upside Down, Black Clover and Til the Day We Die. But in all honesty, I enjoyed the entire album immensely. Not a bad track on it.

The Disheartened Song
Black Clover
Til the Day We Die
Die Another Day
The Upside Down
Final Resistance
Silence Is Gold
Edge of Tomorrow
Fire Is the Solution

Eyes Wide Open are:
Erik Engstrand – Vocals
Kristofer Strandberg – Guitar
Jesper Lindgren – Bass
Karl Adamsson – Drums

Find EWO at: https://www.e-w-o.net

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I am music fanatic, writer, photographer and aspiring to play guitar/bass so I can write the music I hear in my head, plus play some of the sick riffs I hear on albums I listen to. I love travelling to see new places, meet new people, learn about local cultures and live with chronic wanderlust. Music, travel, good friends/family and enjoying life is key! I write for Global Music Mayhem, Rocknytt.net (Sweden) and HRH Magazine (UK). You can follow my photography on Instagram: @yesterdazenews Facebook: @DianeWebbPhotography.