Ninth Dimension // Echoes [EP Review]

Ninth Dimension // Echoes [EP Review]

December 6, 2018

Band: The Ninth Dimension

Release: “Echoes” EP

Area: Geelong

Date of release: October 26th

Genre: Alt Rock / Pop Punk

Reviewer: Rob Ryan

Mixer: Jordan Brouwer

Masterer: Christopher Vernon 

For fans of: Trophy Eyes, The Smith Street Band, All Time Low

 

 

"All that we are is so far from where we began"

 

 

The Australian music scene has been seeing an incredible shift forward in talent over the last few years, and Geelong’s The Ninth Dimension is no exception to this. Having just released their debut EP, "Echoes", the band has truly encapsulated that strong Aussie sound that is so present throughout the whole EP

 

Opening with a soft start, 'Echoes', the title track, makes the listener feel as though they’re on an adventure, and as it builds up throughout, it gives the listener an insight to what the rest of the EP will be like.

 

The next track, 'Eclipse', starts with a rugged guitar riff, that adds to the suspense of the song. Its overall an extremely catchy track, with strong guitar parts to back it up. You can tell from this song what the style of the EP will be like – dark, but catchy. Overall, it’s a great way to show off what listeners should expect later on.

 

The next song, 'Bite', which was the single, is a personal favourite of mine. Its extremely catchy and makes for a perfect first listen of this EP. The vocal line is unique, and you can hear a very Australian undertone throughout in her vocal style, which reminded me of something that is evident in The Smith Street Band.

 

My heart was yet again won over two tracks later, with the song, 'Believe', which has some of my favourite lyrics. Its lyrics are so powerful and raw, and literally gave me shivers listening to it. The only reason this song wasn’t my favourite is simply because I had heard, and fallen in love, with the single first. 

 

The last song on the EP, 'The Sound', is a strong vibe. It creates a powerful close to the EP, and closes it with that classic Punk Rock feel that is drawn on from the start of the EP. 

 

Overall, this is a great start to the future of The Ninth Dimension. I’m excited to see what the four piece punkers have next. There’s a lot of potential for them, and they have an extremely bright future ahead of themselves.

 

 

Vocals: 8/10 

Guitars: 8/10

Bass: 7/10

Drums: 7/10

Lyrics: 4/5

 

WYGAST: 5/5

Mixing: 7/10

Production: 18/20

Structure: 16/20

 

Overall: 80/100

Personal Enjoyment: 9/10

 

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