Ashes Reign is an experienced collective where they bring influences from the 90s, melodic, heavy, and modern metalcore. The special thing about Mountain’s Echoes is that it has both influences from the 90s heavy metal and modern melodic metalcore, one of the very few songs in this specific genre that I truly enjoyed listening to.
The melodic metalcore/deathcore music have never been my favorite, which can make me sound a bit old-fashioned. Ashes Reign’s Mountain’s Echoes convinced me with its well-leveled and polished sound that I liked at first, then with the band personality, energy level, and musicality. The song sounds bulletproof regardless of listening to it at the maximum volume or the lowest, earned my appreciation for keeping it on a tasty balance.
The characteristics I mentioned above separated Ashes Reign from other melodic metalcore examples out there, where the vocalist Vinny Carrion has a crucial part in it. He can sing proper old-school metal as well as the modern, and has the necessary voice, energy, attitude, personality, and talent for the job.
The musicality has similarities with well-known acts such as Trivium, but sounds great enough to give you the metal chills and make you wanna break stuff even though doesn’t the composition never surprise the listener. They are talented enough to make it to the next level in their musical careers, and their debut EP, Mountain’s Echoes is the proof of it.