BANDS THAT INSPIRE: Owleye

If you’re into metalcore with melodies and screams coming out it’s ears then you’ll need to check out Owleye – the Denver boys know exactly how to write a song that’ll make you sing and bang your head til your whole upper body hurts some way or another. To get a glimpse at what inspired them, we spoke to the guys about albums that influenced their latest EP ‘No Wounds’ and made them start playing music in the first place.


AVENGED SEVENFOLD – WAKING THE FALLEN


As chosen by DJ Sundine (Guitar)

The record I would choose is Waking the Fallen by Avenged Sevenfold. Avenged Sevenfold‘s record and that band is what made me pick up the guitar in the first place, and later on want to play in a band.


THE BLED – FOUND IN THE FLOOD


As chosen by Brad Stewart (Bass)

All time favorite records would be ‘Found in the Flood’ by The Bled. Definitely was the main reason I wanted to play bass.


HASTE THE DAY – DREAMER


As chosen by Frank Woronoff (Drums)

GREELEY ESTATES – NO RAIN, NO RAINBOW


As chosen by Frank Woronoff (Drums)

My two all time favorite albums would have to be ‘Dreamer’ by Haste the Day and ‘No Rain, No Rainbow’ written by Greeley Estates. I chose these two because Devin Chaulk and Chris Julian are phenomenal drummers. These bands helped pave my way to post-hardcore and hardcore drumming and really stand out as musicians, along with having the diversity to either be brutally heavy at times or somber and beautiful. Great musicians with catchy choruses, that’s my jam.


UNDEROATH – DEFINE THE GREAT LINE


As chosen by Tim Graham (Vocals)

I would honestly have to say ‘Define The Great Line’ by the one and only Underoath. The sheer raw power that that album holds is absolutely breath taking. It is honestly an album that I can listen to front to back all day every day and helped me through a very very tough time in my life dealing with addiction and depression. It was the first album I ever sang along to and developed my scream trying to mimic Spencer Chamberlain’s scream. I owe everything I am doing right now in music to that album and will honestly made me cry seeing that album played live.


Owleye‘s EP ‘No Wounds’ is out now, and you can buy it via iTunes (here). Make sure you follow the band on online via Facebook (here) and Twitter (here).