EP Reviews

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Some Skeletons ‘And Signs & Ampersands’ EP Review

Nottingham’s Some Skeletons second release And Signs & Ampersands really sees this band coming into their own. On the back if their last release Kypes | Pests | Throats their second EP sees the band sounding more confident and settled in their sound than before. Drawing influences from bands such as Idlewild, Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones and Brand New they have ...

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Avastera ‘The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long’ EP Review

Having previously toured with the likes of Silverstein,  Mayday Parade and A Skylit Drive, Australian five-piece Avastera have accomplished a lot in their relatively short time together, particularly throughout the past 12 months – including releasing their debut EP, The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long, featuring seven songs that explore being more than just a pop-punk band. Opening track Hear ...

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Race Car Hearts ‘Tender/Vicious’ EP Review

An incredibly intense EP, Race Car Hearts give us their beautiful debut Tender/Vicious. Opening the EP is their latest single ‘Pins’, and it is very unusual for a song to make us go, ‘Oh my god this is awesome’, but it did (Just ask RAMzines Editor-In-Chief Vicky – We were chatting when the link kicked in, I was blown away ...

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Forever After ‘Pictures’ EP Review

Formed in early 2012, the Essex pop-punk charmers ‘Forever After’ have already gained huge experience, having performed with the likes of Mallory Knox, Missing Andy, That Sunday Feeling, Ten Second epic and many more. At the beginning of February 2012 the band released their début EP ‘Pictures’. Opening track on ‘Pictures’ – ‘Touring the Map’ – has a wounding, condensed ...

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MaelstroM ‘It was Predestined’ EP Review

MaelstroM have claimed that they have created a kind of hybrid sub-genre, by fusing thrash, death, power, and prog-metal together. Their legendary EP ‘It Was Predestined’ was originally distributed underground in 2008-2009. But in October 2012 it was officially released – by Los Angeles’ Itchy Metal Entertainment (IME) On the release of the recording, IME President Ed Fassio commented: “To ...

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Light You Up ‘Broken Jaw’ EP Review

‘Broken Jaw’ is the first release with Light You Up’s new front man: Guildford’s Tom Napier. He brings a passionate new sense of substance to the 5-piece band. With the addition of his soulful singing, and remarkable vocal range, the band has created an album full of fresh, newly minted, melodic moments. Shouldering the sure-footed single Foxfire, the mini-album also ...

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Try Me/Love Me ‘Young Love’ EP Review

The brainchild of Heart in Hand’s Charlie Holmes and Hearts Under Fire drummer Lexi Clark, it is a surprise that the Try Me/Love Me don’t have hearts in their name somewhere.  But this is beside the point.  There was part of me that thought that Holmes would trade in the trademark gruff vocals and screams of Heart in Hand for ...

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Now, Voyager ‘Seas’ EP Review

Now, Voyager are a post-hardcore outfit stemming from Brussels, Belgium and they’re bringing a sound to international shores that isn’t entirely original, nor is it unique, but it is distinguishable from its peers as it’s simply amongst the best you’ll hear this year in terms of talent, passion and energy. Despite only recently breaking into international waters and straying from their native ...

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A Tale of Two Cities ‘New Horizons’ EP Review

Words cannot describe ‘New Horizons’ – the latest EP from A Tale of Two Cities. It has phenomenal guitar harmonies that flow over poetic vocals that the core fan base of melodic rock will love and an attitude not to mess with. ‘New Horizons’ opens up with the masterful ‘Four Words’, a track that lays the foundation to the brilliance ...

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Future Shock ‘Future Shock’ EP Review

Future Shock is a brand new hard rock project born in the early part of 2011 in London, UK. The stated intent of this band is to reintroduce the power and vitality of the 80s and 90s rock music with a personal touch. The band have now released their self titled EP, produced by Mel Gabbitas (who has worked with such ...

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