Ashes Within plays brutal, honest music. They don’t try to emulate a style, or fit into any particular arcane sub-genre of the metal scene. In an era of posture and pretense, they are a band whose music demands to be listened to. "This music is our collectively distilled response to both personal and global events. Things aren’t pretty out there, and they’re degenerating daily. We feel like the music we’re writing is perhaps the only rational response to the things going on around us.