Review by Tyler Wagnon:
The main problem that has kept On Broken Wings in the second or third tier of metalcore acts is their inconsistent songwriting. It's All a Long Goodbye does a better job at keeping things cohesive, but it still has its flaws.
Yes, we know you guys like to play a breakdown, and then play it again slower. On occasion, it can be a very cool and effective touch when a band does that, especially if the breakdown is a real whopper. It doesn't need to be on EVERY breakdown though. Seriously.
Vocally, they are far from perfect. The clean singing is terrible and unnecessary... flat out. Please never try it again. Please. Also, the death growls are extremely breathy and weak. If you can't do the vocals with any force, don't do them at all.
Overall, the music is pretty decent though. Most of the breakdowns are pretty befitting, the rhythms are pretty much on part, but nothing spectacular. Their metal riffs could be beefed up a bit because they tend to go into European territory too much which sinks them even further into the background of today's musical landscape.
I was really hoping they would have made more strides in the right direction on this one, but oh well, perhaps they are doomed to mediocrity. It's sad when that happens to a band, but it happens quite a bit.