EP by With One Last Breath (Self-released)
Coming at you from the wilds of York in the UK is With One Last Breath, perhaps the only band in the world that could say they’ve opened for bands as wildly diverse as Edguy and Asking Alexandria. One listen to what With One Last Breath has to offer, and it’s easy to see why they can support groups from all across the spectrum. Their self-titled EP is filled with heavy metal inflections, and yet there are melodies and shades of pure pop to be found within the compositions as well. Mixing it all together nicely, there is little doubt that these lads are destined to become well known way beyond their quaint English town.
Instanty notable is the tremendous Wake The Dead, a standout track featuring the guest vocal participation of Danny Worsnop from Asking Alexandria. Down The Darkest Road is another hard rocking cut, impassioned and ready to make a lasting impression on the listener.
I’m Taking Over (Thanks To You) puts the pedal in the metal, an attitude-driven number channeling the likes of In Flames crossed with A Skylit Drive. Taste The Poison sounds like a hit single in the making, infectious in scope yet as heavy as it wants to be – definitely a song that will inspire the crowds to sing along in a live setting. This track also features another guest vocal, this time courtesy of Davey Richmond from Glamour Of The Kill.
Before You Go is a tune of anthem-like proportions – certainly a driving song designed to leave the listener wanting to hear a whole lot more. The five tracks featured on the EP are impressive and should gain the band a strong fan base all around the world. Wise enough to remember how important a memorable musical hook can be, With One Last Breath is clearly a band to be on the look out for in the future.
The dynamic With One Last Breath collective consists of Sam Graves on vocals, Joe Graves on guitar, Jake Holmes on bass, and Christopher Bowling on drums. At press time, a release date of July 1st has been set. Be sure to snag a copy of their debut EP, because judging by the metal mayhem heard on the disc, these guys are gonna be signed to a label in no time at all!
(Review by Kenneth Morton)
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