Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Endeavour: 'Voyage' EP Review

The Endeavour are a five piece rock band from Peterborough, UK. Having made a real name for themselves on the local scene and playing on the same stages as the likes of Enter Shikari, Deaf Havana and Funeral For A Friend. On July 27th the band will be releasing their brand new EP 'Voyage' featuring four incredible tracks. Take a look at the lowdown from us below:

Opening track 'Take It All' comes out swinging, sounding like a band pushing all of their energy and passion into this explosion of music. Unfortunately the verse drops the tempo significantly and the addition of down-toned vocals make for a slightly underwhelming section to follow. Saying that, this is wholly redeemed in the chorus as the pace doesn't drop again. Also, the first 10 seconds are almost uncanny to You Me At Six's song 'Underdog' though when the riff kicks in it loses the likeness somewhat.

'Open Heart' is more of a heartfelt track that doesn't let down in terms of sudden and choppy changes in tempo. This song stands out on the EP as a track that draws in passion with its anthemic, sing-along factor. Following track 'No One Else To Blame' makes you feel comfortable with the bands sound, by this point in the EP you can familiarise with the band and match their sound to their name. The highlight is it's bridge section that contains a build up of guitar riffs into a small lead section and eventually back into the chorus.

Final song of the EP 'After The Storm' has another huge sounding introduction with all instruments hitting you from the outset. Again the verse slows the pace but in comparison to the first song it's a lot less in terms of tempo difference. In general the feel of the song is a hopeful and heartfelt one. The guitar solo and incorporations of raspy clean vocals make for a great ending leaving you want to listen again.

I thoroughly enjoyed 'The Voyage' by The Endeavour. The bands Rise Against esque vocals soar at certain moments of the four song EP and that is the head-turning point. At times the vocals even have a Lower Than Atlantis feel. Overall there is a general feeling of hope portrayed in the way of anthemic sing-alongs and lets face it most of us love that.

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