When Skies Wash Ashore

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Although Knoxville's Straight Line Stitch could trace their origins back through various configurations to about 1999, it's easy to tell why the group thinks of itself as having been formed in a real sense when Alexis Brown arrived as lead singer. On When Skies Wash Ashore, the band's national debut, inaugurating the Raging Nation Records imprint through KOCH, Brown makes an immediate impression by alternating two voices, a "normal," if impassioned, singing voice and the kind of ungodly howl typical of heavy metal groups. She isn't the only heavy metal vocalist to veer back and forth between screaming and singing, of course, but, in part because she's a woman in a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Although Knoxville's Straight Line Stitch could trace their origins back through various configurations to about 1999, it's easy to tell why the group thinks of itself as having been formed in a real sense when Alexis Brown arrived as lead singer. On When Skies Wash Ashore, the band's national debut, inaugurating the Raging Nation Records imprint through KOCH, Brown makes an immediate impression by alternating two voices, a "normal," if impassioned, singing voice and the kind of ungodly howl typical of heavy metal groups. She isn't the only heavy metal vocalist to veer back and forth between screaming and singing, of course, but, in part because she's a woman in a genre dominated by men and in part because of the distinctiveness of her singing voice, the dichotomy is particularly striking. It's like an aural version of Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, as if the vocalist is switching back and forth schizophrenically and uncontrollably from human to monster. The band's instrumentalists -- guitarists Seth Thacker and Pat Pattison, bassist Jason White, and drummer Patrick Haynes -- support that vocal battle royal with music that similarly alternates between pummeling metal and melodic hard rock. But it's Brown who really catches the ear. And on the concluding track, "Yesterday's Gone," which she sings accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, she demonstrates that she can still get her feelings across in a quieter context.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923445920
  • Catalog Number: 4459
  • Sales rank: 65,155

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never See the Day (3:06)
  2. 2 Promise Me (3:22)
  3. 3 Taste of Ashes (4:12)
  4. 4 Eucharist (3:50)
  5. 5 Black Veil (3:13)
  6. 6 Adult Cinema (4:05)
  7. 7 What You Do to Me (3:47)
  8. 8 Seneca Tragedy (3:37)
  9. 9 The Word Made Flesh (4:50)
  10. 10 Yesterday's Gone (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Straight Line Stitch Primary Artist
Alexis Brown Vocals, Group Member
Seth Thacker Guitar, Group Member
Pat Pattison Guitar, Group Member
Jason White Bass, Group Member
Patrick Haynes Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Dave McNair Mastering
Paul Orofino Engineer
Chris Fasulo Drum Editing
Rob Caggiano Composer, Producer
Dale Resteghini Executive Producer
Alexis Brown Composer
Seth Thacker Composer
Patrick Haynes Composer
Alex McVey Artwork
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