|Kill The Conversation - 'Farewell For The Last Time' EP (Self Released)|
|Written by Mark Ashby|
|Saturday, 11 August 2012 04:00|
Opening with a sample from Winston Churchill's infamous and inspiring "we shall never surrender..." speech from the deepest, darkest days of the Battle Of Britain, unfortunately not even the great cigar chomper can inspire this Dorchester crew to the glories the RAF subsequently went on to enjoy, as this five-track EP is just another mediocre example of how saturated the UK metalcore scene is at the moment.
The musical performances from each of the five band members are competent, and in places are highly impressive, such as drummer Brad Birchall's performance on the 'No More Fish In The Sea', and the winding riff in the first third of the same song, which incidentally is also the strongest on the EP, with its thoughtful construction and balanced of use of light and dark, melodic and heavy moments, which briefly draws a more than favourable comparison with the likes of Parkway Drive.
There's just something missing: the hardcore elements are just not hard enough, especially on opener 'Fold', which is the closest the guys get to achieving this but again it just falls short of the mark. 'Blakes Demise' meanwhile is just so awful... fortunately closer 'Cities On Fire' does redeem things slightly, with its impressive whirling guitar riff, and another good performance from drummer Birchall and vocalist Jack England finally finding the fury which has been bubbling under throughout the proceeding tracks.
Sadly this EP is not enough to prove that Kill The Conversation have what it takes to emerge from the moshpit of metalcore mediocrity.