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Blackened Eyes Posts New Lyric Video "Days Of Terror"

Thrash metal outfit Blackened Eyes has a new single out now titled "Days of Terror." Check out the newly released track via a lyric video below. The band also comments:

"As if just releasing a single wasn't enough, we would also like to announce that we are creating a music video starting in just two weeks for Days of Terror!

"It will be produced by the band alongside Meagan Smith. A meeting is to be held tomorrow discussing final arrangements before (getting drunk) the filming begins!"

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1. Jordan KREATOR Morrison writes:

Epic track! Can't wait to hear more from these

# Apr 5, 2014 @ 7:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. coldiem writes:

Epic track? LOL! I check out almost every link on this site of a band posting music, and I'm not usually a "Negative Nancy", but holy hell this is some piss-poor music. The timing is hilarious. I really hope these guys are really young or just having some fun, because otherwise they have a long ways to go.

# Apr 5, 2014 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Scav Nova writes:

Have to agree with Coldie. Random drumbeats, very off time across the board. Thin guitar tone. Inaudible bass. Very derivative / boring riffs. Very rough / drunk transitions.

# Apr 5, 2014 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Randy Davidson writes:

Pretty sure they're just 18 year olds, and they've done a brilliant job. Some great riffs in this song, a great overall message and an awesome overall thrash song. Look at Kill Em All and KIMB, they're classics and the production is terrible.
so no need to be so harsh on them.

# Apr 6, 2014 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Frank C writes:

Yeah, there's no need in being harsh towards a band that's just starting out. Constructive criticism sure but there's no need in making such harsh statements. True, this song isn't the best song that's ever been released and the production isn't perfect but the song isn't as bad as you've made it out to be; I found it to be pretty good and with time and effort I bet these guys could create some top notch music

# Apr 6, 2014 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Charlotte Emma writes:

I think that comment was bang out of order. I'm sure when you first started out you wasn't perfect and, or made mistakes. For a first track it's f***ing amazing!

# Apr 6, 2014 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. James robert writes:

Doesnt sound to bad, recordings definatly low budget but the songs pretty good, good message thats deliverd in a very raw manner, some heavy riffs in there, solos a little dull in places but suits the song at the same time, but agree with the previous comment about the drumming, not solid enough to carry the song or changes and very poorly placed and unimaginative fills like in the verse sections

# Apr 6, 2014 @ 1:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Alexander Johnson writes:

to say it's their first release it's a good track there are great riffs, it sounds raw like thrash should, a decent solo, and the message is powerful. i saw a live video of them playing it on facebook and they put on a great show by the looks of it. cant wait to hear more from them

# Apr 7, 2014 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. hellrat writes:

wow, that's some serious Short Bus metal...damn, can even hear the nerf ball trailer lurching along behind

I'll leave it at that, as the Plants on here appear to have very, eh, thsenthsitive feelers :)

# Apr 7, 2014 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ARK writes:

That comment makes absolutely no sense.

# Apr 7, 2014 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

sure it does Ark, just gotta know how to read it....

Say...who rides the short bus? Do not the stubby buses often pull along behind a trailer full of nerfy balls? Did not the plants on here get all wounded when Cold provided his assessment? Do not Plants have feelings too????

mmmmmkay, see now? :)

# Apr 8, 2014 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ARK writes:

So how is this 'Short Bus' metal?

# Apr 8, 2014 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. hellrat writes:

well, youre obviously not the sharpest marble in the bag there are ya ARK....say, do YOU ride the short bus?? :)

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# Apr 8, 2014 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ARK writes:

Well for one you're clearly American, so your slang is different to mine, and two you're speaking in riddles.

So you're saying this is 'retard metal' and I'm asking how is it?

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 3:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. chips rafferty writes:

sounds like a slayer tribute band straight out of the garage if you ask me, if the career attempt fails i would recommend becoming a slayer tribute band from here on out, i can see them packing it in at elks lodges, american legion halls and smokey bars in which pool tables take up half the pit space, on a night that features the blowfish, the stoveheads and mystery, good luck with that.
i would also like to mention that post 14, if you are european or say not from africa latin america or asia, there is a bloke on here that comes on once in a while by the name of wilco, who is that version of hellrat, they speak english but its not the english you and i have come to know, its some way out cowboy jargon that they only can understand, harmless but they dont know any better, after a while over time they grow on you like a fungus and they end up making you laugh, so i would not waste any time trying to translate hellrats dialog, just shrug and walk away.

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. ARK writes:

Their other stuff is more melodic, and has been described as "Bodom mixed with Metallica".

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jigenuck writes:

hellrat rules!!!

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. coldiem writes:

So to counter you provide two enormous run-on sentences? Not sure how effective that is.

To return to the topic; in general, a musical composition requires structure. Without a solid structure (ie: beat or timing/rhythm) you have a tea-pot with two legs. Sure, it can still hold and pour tea, but it isn't going to stand up on its own.

I'm guessing these guys put together some money for studio time and just banged out whatever they could in the time they had. There's nothing wrong with that. In my opinion, though, this is the kind of thing you do for fun, throw it up on Soundcloud or something and pass the link around to your friends. Doing a lyric video and getting coverage on a metal news site (no matter how "underground" it may be) is just begging for this kind of scrutiny.

Anyway, I'm not saying that the song doesn't have merits but there are many other issues which I will choose not to point out. Those who hear them already know and those who don't will continue to bathe in ignorant bliss.

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ARK writes:

It was actually free recording time at a college to record something to get the band out there and listened to, "Coldiem". ("Cold" is a fitting addition to your name.) If the recording is free then the quality won't be great. As for riffs and structure, I fail to see your point? The riffs and structure are clearly there unless you're braindead.

Stop judging songs on recording quality. Are you saying Led Zeppelin or Metallica are bad bands because their first albums were low budget?

We recorded this song as a way to get a demo out to give our audience something to take home with them. I think you need to seriously think about what you're saying before you speak. You're clearly a vile human being. Constructive criticism is always welcome, but when it's straightforward ripping into something it's offensive and ridiculous. A band that's been going for under a year, who get rooms pitting throughout the entire set, release a demo to give to people who want to check us out and you slag it off so harshly?

Grow the f*ck up.

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. hellrat writes:

^heh, the sweet irony of hypocrisy :)

Dude, it has NOTHING to do with the goddamned recording quality...it has to do with the sh!t songwriting and poor musicianship

Is that fvcking CLEAR enough for ya?

'Diems points are all valid...if you can't hack people's opinions of yer sh!t, then stay the fvck in the closet

And what does my being american have anything the fvck to do with the fact that this is short bus metal, plain and simple...eh?

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# Apr 9, 2014 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. ARK writes:

Dude, my musicianship, I'm certain, runs circles round yours.

The song is good, don't really care what two people think, 100s of others like it.

You've clearly never been in bands and don't know a thing about thrash. I suggest you never comment on things again.

Learn the difference between what is your opinion and what is fact. This song isn't factually bad, if the higher proportion of listeners like it. It's IN YOUR OPINION bad, and I don't give two f*cks about you.

Whine about music elsewhere.

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. coldiem writes:

To be absolutely clear, since obviously you can't seem to read anything I've written without making assumptions beyond what I'm stating, I have never once mentioned the quality of the recording itself nor is anything I have said directed at that.

So setting aside that, let's get to the "vile human being" part. My comments have all been directed objectively at the music that I am hearing on the track provided. No "straightforward ripping", just simply telling it as it is. If I saw a crack in the foundation of a house and I pointed it out, does that somehow make me vile? Wouldn't NOT pointing it out be even worse? You are going on about constructive criticism, which is exactly what I have provided. So I'm not sure where we go from there to me being a vile person, but you are obviously letting your emotions get in the way.

As a matter of fact, I have plenty of experience writing and recording thrash music, but I'm not here to prove anything to anyone. If you actually want my advice, then I would suggest recording to a click-track next time. Keep working, it will come together.

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. hellrat writes:

Your presumptions are laughable ARK, and yes, your musicianship is truly marginal (though not quite as shabby as your songcraft)...like I alluded to, fvcking 'tard metal

Anyway Short Bus, ignore the FACTS of the matter, keep believing in your superlative "ability", and best of luck with your, eh, "career" ;)

heh, fvckin chumper :)

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Blindgreed1 writes:

Agree with HR and Colidem. Transitions sound painfully off and the drummer needs some time on the metronome to hone the stumble and fall timing. The lyric and delivery is infantile at best (breaking words down syllabalically like a nursery rhyme). Sounds like he's reading it and not completely sold on what he's reading. Guitarists tone is thin and ball-less. If there's a bass player I can't hear him/her. The production value is lacking, but that's par for the course for fledgling band. Great effort, but these guys have a lot of hard work and effort that needs to happen before we start throwing around words like epic.

Oh and BTW, I've heard HR's material and it's miles above this.


If these guys are just kids, great. Keep working. If they're making a run at the music biz with this effort, better luck next time guys. Cheers.

# Apr 9, 2014 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Jigenuck writes:

One of my personnal best metal album ever is Clandestine by Entombed and it is not the best recording. Quality recording does matter a little bit, but a bad song is still a bad song, even with the best recording tools.

# Apr 10, 2014 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. James r writes:

Listened to it a few times now and it isnt a bad song neither is it a 'epic' song, definatly needs more work at best its an album filler as for the drummer i hope hes not been playing long because hes to blame for sloppy changes, sh** time keeping and badly played, boring and stupidly placed fills, the main drum solo is soooooo boring! And no sense of time or rhythm

# Apr 10, 2014 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. ARK writes:

Thanks James, and to everyone who's given constructive criticism. We aim to work on these, and we haven't even been going a year so, y'know. This is probably my least favourite song of our back catalogue, but we recorded it first as it is our shortest.

The drummer was tired when he recorded it (working nights so he had 3 hours sleep before recording) but it was the only day we could get him to record for a while and we were in a bit of a rush too.

Thanks again, and be sure to check us out in the future, we'll be better!

# Apr 10, 2014 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Blindgreed1 writes:

ARK: I think everyone here has been constructive, but we're metalheads so it doesn't translate with a pat on the back as much as a boot in the arse. Keep in mind that when you record something, those tracks transcend time. Any time you walk into a studio, you should be churning out work that will stand for eternity because 20 years from now some dude will be dirnking a cold one in his garage listening to it while he remembers "the good ole days." Cheers.

# Apr 10, 2014 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. James r writes:

At the end of it, it all comes down to fun, as long as you guys are enjoying it! just make sure your bullet proof before you get major coverage next time its all a learning curve, buy the drummer a metronome put some tasty shredding in there and up the aggression even more, spend some time and money on a decent recording. People can get stuck in straight away on an easy target on here, Good luck guys

# Apr 10, 2014 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. shel gordon writes:

28, deeming music thats piss poor or shortbus aka tard isnt being constructive, it's an attempt at being funny, which is fine yet in this day in age we see people complain and make fun of everything regardless to portray themselves on line as hot sh**, also shoving your head up your online friends asses to defend them in an argument is pretty juvenile on your watch, grow up, grow a pair and be honest instead of giving hand jobs to your pals.
the band just came out, they'll get better over time, theres rough edges in the song but that's natural, good luck to the band

# Apr 10, 2014 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Awww... It wasn't PC enough for you. That's rough. Go find someone who gives a fvck and then come back and write a report on it.

# Apr 11, 2014 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. ARK writes:

Blindgreed, you're the one no one gives a fvck about :')
Thank you for your comments Shel

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