So, regular readers will remember that I recently introduced you to Into The Fire; a super-group featuring members of SOiL, Evanescence and The Union Underground. I’ve got my grubby paws on a copy of their self titled EP as promised and here I review it, for your pleasure!
First track ‘Spit You Out’ (also the first video from the band) kicks us straight into the fray and at first listen it sounds pretty modern. Although Into The Fire have a style all of their own, this is unmistakably a ‘now’ sound. It’s catchy, high on riffage and overall, it’s aurally pleasing. It’s a good length song that proves to be a good opener for the EP.
Second track ‘From The Medicine’ starts off all atmospheric and moody, however it morphs into a solid modern rock track with some nice vocals and some competent musicianship behind it. The third and last track is an alternate version of ‘Spit You Out’.
If I’m honest, I would have liked to see a couple more songs on this EP. The band has a great sound and it’s commercially appealing to a crossover audience; it’s not so heavy that it’s going to alienate a less ‘rock’ audience, however I can see these tracks going over well in rock clubs across the board. It certainly made me want to get up and dance …
The ‘Spit You Out’ video is scheduled to be released as part of a special EP bundle, due out on 30 September 2016 through Pavement Entertainment. Bryan Scott engineered, produced and mixed both tracks, with James Murphy having mastered them. The EP is described as a ‘raw and stripped down rock sound with modern elements’.
Check out the EP trailer here
- For fans of – Theory Of A Deadman, Sixx:AM
- Review score – 8/10