This is a high quality emo/metalcore release from an up and coming Welsh band (although you'd never guess they where from Wales). They follow in the footsteps of intense/melodic bands like Poison The Well, From Autumn To Ashes and The Blueprint. This sensibly priced EP contains just 4 trks ranging from 3 to 5 minutes and the total length is just under 15 minutes.
Musically this band are very good and lace together some great melodies, churning power riffs and old skool punk. The aggressive vocals are a cut above the rest, some really focused and controlled yet outright tortured screams and shouts. Unfortunatly the emo softer vocals are the weak link. They sound way too commercial and sugar coated, and on trk 3 (the weakest trk), the vocals sound like the U.S powder pop-rock band 'Train'.
Now some might enjoy this but it all depends on what type of emo/metalcore you've heard before. If you are approaching this album after liking commercial emo bands like Finch, Glassjaw et al. then this album would be right up your street, (just a little more intense). If like me your more fond of the underground metalcore scene with bands like Converge, 3stagesofpain, TheRise, Johnny Truant and those mentioned in the 1st paragraph, then this Ep can be a little frustrating because of the slightly commercial sound.
The only band that i've heard that combines intense metalcore with good quality emotional singing is From Autumn To Ashes with The Blueprint & Earthtone9 just behind. This EP should definatly be checked out .....