Broken Frames

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Broken Frames
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Studio album by Eyes Set to Kill
Released June 8, 2010
Recorded Ocala, FL
Genre Metalcore, post-hardcore, screamo
Length 37:01
Label BreakSilence, Koch, Suburban Noize[1]
Producer Kevin Zinger, Brad X, Dave Aguilera, Andrew Wade
Eyes Set to Kill chronology
The World Outside
(2009)The World Outside2009
Broken Frames
(2010)
White Lotus
(2011)White Lotus2011
Singles from Broken Frames
  1. "All You Ever Knew"
    Released: April 1, 2010
  2. "Broken Frames"
    Released: July 29, 2010

Broken Frames is the third studio album by American rock band Eyes Set to Kill. The album was released on June 8, 2010 by Break Silence Records. The album consists of 12 songs and DVD of their interviews and music videos from Reach to Deadly Weapons. This is the first album to not feature screaming vocalist Brandon Anderson, who departed the band in early 2010, shortly before recording began.

The album was announced after the release of the lead single, All You Ever Knew released on April 1, 2010. Title-track "Broken Frames" was released as the follow-up second single accompanied with a music video. Let Me In was released as Lexia's first single under her solo album, Underground Sounds.

The album is Eyes Set to Kill's highest debut to date in the Independent Albums, and the first to enter Top Hard Rock Albums.[2] The album was ranked fifth of "Locals Only: The Best Albums and EPs in 2010."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Eyes Set to Kill.

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "All You Ever Knew" 3:10
2. "Broken Frames" 2:53
3. "The Listening" 3:33
4. "Ticking Bombs" 3:34
5. "Play the Part" 2:39
6. "Falling Fast" 3:34
7. "Catch Your Breath" 0:27
8. "Ryan" 3:10
9. "Inside the Eye" 3:23
10. "Two Letter Sins" 3:01
11. "Escape" 4:19
12. "Let Me In" 4:18

Singles[edit]

"All You Ever Knew" was released April 1, 2010 as the lead single prior of the album. No music video was filmed.
"Broken Frames", the title track, was released July 2010 as the second single with a music video premiered on July 29, 2010.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
411mania 7.5/10 stars[5]
Bring on Mixed Reviews 3/5 stars[6]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[7]
The NewReview 2.5/5 stars[8]
Decoy Music 2/5 stars[9]

Sputnikmusic states "Once again, Eyes Set To Kill recycle and refine themselves into something every label lusts for, emphasizing confidence and consistency over innovation."[10] The 411: Eyes Set To Kill’s latest record is by far their best written and produced, but it still lacks some of the truly amazing songs to make them a glowing example of the genre.[11] Pernell Fowler of Bring on the Mixed Reviews states "And even with the speed bump that is their current screaming vocalist and sounding very familiar to already cemented bands, ala A Skylit Drive, Blessthefall, and LoveHateHero, Eyes Set To Kill has a few unabated tracks that sound too powerful/beautiful to be ignored."[12] Chris Colgan of PopMatters said "Broken Frames isn’t mind-blowing, but it’s a solid album."[13]

Josh Velliquette of The NewReview states "Broken Frames is an album tugged between two styles – competent, yet harmless post-hardcore and superb, ear-catching rock."[14] Jake Oliver of Decoy Music states "Broken Frames is torn between two worlds, and it is desperately seeking some sort of resolution, making it feel frustratingly incomplete."[15]

Chart performance[edit]

On July 26, 2010, the album debuted at #8 in Top Heatseekers, at #35 in Independent Albums, and at #21 in Top Hard Rock Albums.[16]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Top Heatseekers[17] 8
Independent Albums[18] 35
Top Hard Rock Albums 21

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eyes Set to Kill - "Broken Frames" Suburban Noize Records". YouTube. 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Eyes Set to Kill Album & Song Chart Review". Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Martin Cizmar (2010-12-30). "Locals Only: The Best Albums and EPs From Valley Bands in 2010 - Page 1 - Music - Phoenix". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic.com. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  5. ^ "411mania review". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  6. ^ Pernell Fowler (2009-03-16). "Bring on Mixed Reviews review". Bringonmixedreviews.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  7. ^ Colgan, Chris. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  8. ^ Josh Velliquette (2010-05-25). "The NewReview review". Thenewreview.net. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  9. ^ "Decoy Music review". Decoymusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  10. ^ "Eyes Set To Kill - Broken Frames (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  11. ^ "Music - Eyes Set To Kill - Broken Frames Review". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  12. ^ Pernell Fowler (2009-03-16). "Eyes Set To Kill - Broken Frames - Review | So, Bring On Mixed Reviews". Bringonmixedreviews.com. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  13. ^ Colgan, Chris. "Eyes Set to Kill: Broken Frames < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  14. ^ Josh Velliquette (2010-05-25). "Eyes Set to Kill – Broken Frames « The NewReview". Thenewreview.net. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  15. ^ "Eyes Set to Kill - Broken Frames Review". DecoyMusic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/302014/eyes-set-kill/chart
  17. ^ Heatseeker Charts Archived August 27, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ Independent Charts Archived December 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.