ATLVS // Memoir [EP REVIEW]

ATLVS // Memoir [EP REVIEW]

June 14, 2019

 

Band: ATLVS

Release: Memoir EP

Area: Gippsland, Victoria.

Date of Release: 14/06/2019

Genre: Melodic Metalcore

Record Label: Unsigned

Produced/Mixed/Mastered by Ionei Heckenberg at Zanari Records

For Fans Of: Ocean Sleeper, Dream on Dreamer, Northlane

 

 

."Shackled to our vices we are one and the same; oblivion inside and yet we still play the game. Both shaken awake by an insatiable taste Fill our lungs with the chemicals to alter our head state”

 

"Memoir" is the long-awaited debut EP from ATLVS five-piece Melodic Metalcore band hailing from Gippsland, Victoria. Working with producer Ionei Heckenberg of Ocean Sleeper, the boys have taken their time in crafting this release. It’s a wise decision as there’s always the temptation to rush new material out to please the fans but that would end up compromising on the quality of the music. They released lead single 'Insinuate' back in April 2018 alongside a music video which featured a haunting grainy footage of a young man attempting to take his own life in a bathtub.

 

Fast forward a year later and they’ve certainly come a long way in terms of style, production and talent as musicians. Their latest single 'Sick', released just last month in May, is very punchy and fast paced with a strong message around mental health issues and having a good quality of life. This track really showcases the wide array of vocal ranges from lead vocalist Francis King and bassist/backing vocalist Matthew Borthwick. Elsewhere, 'Epiphany' and Love demonstrate the band’s ability to create tight melodic solos, elegant electronics, uplifting clean vocals and bone-crushing breakdowns. You can grab the EP now on Itunes and Spotify!

 

Track Listing:

 

- Epiphany 

- Insinuate Ft. Ionei Heckenberg

- Yvth

- Love

- Mercury Ft. Jamie Mclees

- Sick

Vocals: 9/10

Guitars: 8.5/10

Bass: 8.5/10

Drums: 9/10

Lyrics: 4/5

 

Would You Go And See Them (WYGAST): 4.5/5

Mixing: 9/10

Production: 18/20

Structure: 18/20

 

Overall: 88.5/100

Personal Enjoyment: 9/10                                                   

 

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