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Haven't Been Myself

Too Close To Touch - Haven't Been Myself
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Based on 28 ratings
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September 23, 2016 / Release Date
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Epitaph / Label
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I wish there was more variation in the vocal melodies and that the hooks would have better melodies overall because some of them feel kinda flat and dry.

Besides that, the instrumentation is really good and overly it's not a bad project. Just feel like it had the potential to be way better.

Eileyy is incredible though, one of the most heartwrenching Metal songs I've heard. I mean just the fact that Keaton has now passed away, and god actually took him and he said in the song is heartbreaking ... read more


I still quite don't get all the hype behind this type of sound, but I guess it is somewhat enjoyable. Reminds me a lot of Dayseeker, but with a lot less focus on the electronic elements. Eiley is an amazing track, and a great closer, the rest of the tracks are okay but nothing too crazy.


I like this album a little bit more than their debut, even though it's "flaws" are mostly still present here too (bad production, repetitive songwriting and too similar songs). But I think the more darker sound fits the aggressive and emotional vocals a lot more (see: Eiley).
Favorite songs: Sympathy, Eiley (try not to cry challenge), Miss Your Face, What I Wish I Could Forget and The Art of Eye Contact.

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Track List

  1. Sympathy
  2. Crooked Smile
  3. What I Wish I Could Forget
  4. Translate
  5. Miss Your Face
  6. The Art of Eye Contact
  7. Modern Love Affair
  8. Inside Voices
  9. What a Shame
  10. For Your Sake
  11. Eiley
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Added on: September 28, 2016