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Join Date: Mar 2011
Last Breath – EP review
Fresh like the sea breeze, Last Breath has an uplifting and energetic approach to their music. From the moment you dive in, to the second you emerge, the experience is a nonstop whirlwind of exertion. Although the lyrics are not always a laugh a minute, the music itself stands out, with its upbeat rhythms and intoxicating melodies. Imagine the Manic Street Preachers’ track ‘You stole the sun from my heart’ and you’re there.
‘Will not last’ is a fast-paced, take no prisoners’ introduction. The ascension in to the song with the rapid drum beats, culminating with the cool entrance of the guitars, is brutal. A perfect beginning. The flurry continues with next track ‘It’s my time.’ Just as the band has lured you into their frenzied world, it’s all change. The build up is a bit slower, the song a bit more epic, but with lyrics being about second chances and living for each moment, the overall spirited feeling is still there.
‘My day’ has that American punk rock feeling reminiscent of All American Rejects and Blink 182. ‘The story ends’ carries on this theme, but goes the extra mile. The sound is louder, brasher and that bit more self assertive. Brilliant.
Every good record has that track that will melt even the cruellest of hearts. ‘Drive all night’ fits that description. Beautiful, soulful and full of passion.
Do you ever get a feeling that if an R’n’B song got the rock treatment it would actually be good? Well that is exactly what happened when Last Breath thought to cover Taio Cruz’s ‘Break your heart.’ They bring a raw, unfashioned and almost dirty sound to the table. Definitely superior to the original.
‘Been down this road’ finishes the EP on a colossal high. The addition of the haunting female vocals, blended with rough but ready sounds of Last Breath, is something special.