Through the Fire is a hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois. They’ve also been labeled “progressive.” After listening to Until Forever Meets an End I find absolutely nothing progressive about their sound.
If I had to describe Until Forever Meets an End in one word it would be monotonous. This was a very boring and uneventful listening experience. If it could even be called an experience. It was hard for me to give this album a full listen. I had to resist the urge to take breaks because I knew if I did I would not return to it. I hate to be so hard on any band’s effort, but this work ultimately lacks any creativity whatsoever.
I would love to point out at least one or two highlights or shining moments, but unfortunately there aren’t any. All of the members sound as if they’re half asleep. The vocalist drones on in one awful sounding yell for the entire album with a complete lack of range or variation. The drums ride one of the most basic beats I have ever heard in my life. The guitar work is equally disappointing. There isn’t anything even slightly skilled going on let alone technical. Bass? You’d be lucky to be able to pick it out of the mix.
To be labeled hardcore is bad enough, but to be called progressive is just a disgrace. This album offers nothing new or interesting to the listener.
I can’t think of any reasons to recommend this or why anyone should bother giving it a listen. It’s hard for me to be so critical and negative towards any music, but this is not deserving of any praise.