First, I’m going to start off with what I didn’t like rather than what I usually do, which is give the good things first. Mostly because this is the easy part. The vocals are absolutely awful. They’re very beatdown hardcore like, and not done well even with that in mind. They seem really out of place with the music, witch is basically post sludge with some doom influences. In every single point in the album they’re a detriment and I really wish they could’ve maybe had either cleans or less, what’s the word, “broish” (?) vocals. There’s also not much harmonically interesting about this album, especially on the first two tracks, which are easily the low points of the album, and with only 5 tracks, having two that are not very good at all is not a good ratio. What really makes them bad is that they’re almost entirely chugcore. Not really metalcore chugging, but just chugging nonetheless, and with the deathcore like vocals, it sounds just mindless and awful.
However once the third track hits, everything turns on it’s head and the album becomes quite awesome actually. The vocals are a lot less prominent, and it’s almost purely instrumental through the last 3 tracks. And it’s weird, because the harmonies aren’t that much better, it’s all 7th and 9th worship that I hate. But I can’t hate it, because while technically it’s not impressive, there’s a very relaxed atmosphere that makes me want to keep listening to it. It’s hard to explain but I’ll try. It seems as if the music is just wandering, floating aimlessly in a sea of sound. The music sometimes just focuses on one chord for like, 30 seconds or so, and nothing seems wrong, because it isn’t trying to make you feel, it’s trying to make you get lost. And that’s fine with me. It actually succeeds quite well, as I typically can’t tell anything between track 3 to track 5, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. It just lulls you and I know a lot of people want BRVTAL metal, but I love stuff that acts ambient like and doesn’t really go anywhere.
Unfortunately, there still are plenty of problems with this EP, so I can’t really give it a higher score. Part of the problem with a shorter run time is that you have less room for error, because any error you make is amplified because of there being less music to drown out the errors. I really do wish this would’ve been a full album, but alas, I’ll deal with what I’m given. There’s plenty of high hopes for this band, as long as they stick to creating atmosphere rather than creating song.