Line In The Sand, Close Your Eyes’ third album from Victory Records, didn’t fall short of anything with this release; die-hard fans have a lot to look forward to.
The group still brings a good mixture of old school hardcore and progressive melodic punk, without oversaturating the listener with either style. From start to finish, each track brings its own attitude. Part of the package deal are clean and harsh vocals, two-step rhythms, acoustic guitars and – of course – breakdowns.
CYE put a lot of thought in the writing structure of this record, both musically and lyrically. Some of the tracks do come off heavier than others, but the balance is well-monitored, and all songs carry an exciting energy that gets deeper than your skin. This is a hardcore album that will be remembered by those who appreciate creativity and a passion for music.
What’s more exciting is that Line In The Sand, having 15 tracks, gives plenty of material for fans to explore, an album to worship the Lord with a joyful noise.