Throughout the years we have seen many metalcore and deathcore releases and now with the debut EP of Evita from Bristol we can add Like An Ocean, We Rise Again to this list. The band was founded in 2006 and the five songs on this disc are all recorded in that same year. This young band is currently working on its first full-length, but can we look forward to it or is one release enough?
With opener ‘Embrace The End’ they remind me a lot of their German colleagues of Caliban and Heaven Shall Burn amongst others. With ‘Lap Dance Girl’ they prove that they are influenced more by death metal than I thought when I heard the first notes of this EP. Singer Aaron is also not afraid to use some pigscreams once in a while. The tracks don’t sound really original, but they are played with much energy and they sound very mature.
In ‘Monroe Faked It All’ the band uses some clean vocals, through which they sound even more like Caliban. Bassist Paul sings very well clean, but it’s too bad that with every thing the band does you can name another band in the same genre, which has done the same. They definitely have some potential, but they need to work a little bit more on their own sound.
When thinking about the fact that these songs were all written during the first year of the band’s existence you can only give them compliments though. When they succeed to distinguish themselves a bit more from other acts in this genre they truly can look forward to a bright future.
02. Lap Dance Girl
03. Monroe Faked It All
04. Beyond The Rising Sun
05. Mercy Across Your Face
Paul – Bass, Clean Vocals
Mike – Guitar
Fajj’z – Guitar
Lewis – Drums