Nottingham Four piece Enormity Falls have just unleashed their EP “Scars and Bruises”, and we’ve given it a few careful spins. And how was that experience for us? Good question.
Opening track “Oceans” has an audio onslaught in the form of some pretty brutal riffage (with widdly widdly parts thrown in for good measure). Actually joking aside the guitar harmony is pretty sweet. The vocals however may prove to be a bit divisive. On one hand you have the deep low growls you’d expect, and then you have something very much like David Draiman. The latter works for me, and the low growl works for the most part but occasionally when the supporting music is stepped back a little there’s a slight uncertainty whether or not it fits. Having said that, it’s purely a personal taste thing, and when all said and done “Oceans” does show some terrific promise from Enormity Falls.
“Hold Out For The Hopeless” starts off with a weird bit of ethereal type guitar that really did remind me of POD. It’s a far more subtle sophisticated piece than “Oceans” until one minute and twenty in, and they unleash the hounds. Again I wasn’t too sure about the vocals, and wondered if reverting back to that Disturbed vocal delivery might work better, and then it dawned on me that if they did that it would sound very very similar to Paradise Lost circa the heavy period.
Now “Revival”, the vocals are bang on, perhaps verging on the metalcore delivery, but totally get it. Absolutely works. It’s a fast paced galloping thoroughbred of a track. “XVII” has some great layered vocals and is a fitting end to what is for all intents and purposes a very promising EP from a band who should do very well for themselves, and that’s no mean feat given how good the rock/metal scene is in Nottingham. Definitely a band to keep an eye on.
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