[SYMPTOMS OF SILENCE, are a six piece metalcore band from Ireland who are also set to embark on a huge opportunity to support the mighty Australian Metalcore outfit known as THE AMITY AFFLICTION. Who actually are quite in certain aspects like THE AMITY AFFLICTION, these guys certainly are heavy as hell with the cross of clean vocals to, growls and screams, with insanely heavy riffs to compliment it, they range from so much I can’t specify influences so, down to the EP.
TRACK 1: PERCEPTION
With a nicely fitting 20-30 second instrumental introduction from this it gives a nice chilling feel to the band before the first track his.
TRACK 2: ECHOES
When I said this hits it hits fast and hard, the cross with the vocals, the breakdowns are just out of this world with these guys, there’s honestly very little I can say about this song, the pinches give a very nice Gojira feel mixed with many other influences, the chilled break before the solo it’s a fantastic opening track to what I can only expect to be an amazing EP
TRACK 3: HOLLOW
Jumping right into insanely heavy vocals about waking from nightmares and pulling yourself together I can straight off the bat tell these aren’t just lyrics the fit these are stories, which is why I wish more would read the lyrics at the very least of metal artists, followed by clean vocals that honestly fit really well, very ISSUES influenced from what I can hear with this, which makes for an interesting review, it’s certainly worth a mention of the breakdowns and synths with this band too.
TRACK 4: RE-BIRTH
One of the first things that stood out to me was the break/bridge ‘This is the part where you die’ don’t let that fool you at all you can tell from the following line that death with this song is more about death of a part of your life and are searching for the answers to whats next, once again the breaks the synths, the riffs this song is a heavy duty song and oddly ironically has a small Bring Me The Horizon feel to it, back when they were good, before anyone gets annoyed with this haha… this one though is certainly one not to be taken lightly.
TRACK 5: VISIONS
This has a very nice psychotic introduction to make you feel a little on edge and keeps though the song, this one is more a melodic death metal feel which just so happens to be my specialty so I first off have to say with the vocals sounding like Children of Bodom the synths like Dark Tranquility the breakdowns As I Lay Dying and several other aspects of other bands I have to say this one is the one for me off this album, it’s heavy, fast, aggressive it has all the right feels at the right parts!
TRACK 6: REALITY
These all sit one off another that you can barely tell where one starts and one finish as to why I believe the idea they were going with was almost math metalcore which is definitely an original brand by these guys, this one is also fast paced, heavy, synthy breakdown galore another one with something for everyone this, sadly brings us to the end of this EP, BUT I have a feeling this isn’t the last of these guys, as this EP really highlights surreal potential
These guys are a force to be heard! To the right ears these guys will be signed within the first beat that is heard! Definately give these a chance and if you like what you hear head over to iTunes and grab a copy of this today, or catch them on the road with The Amity Afffliction this Wednesday in Dublin.