STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13692-3872 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Chris Sharp
Essex-based Electralyte are one of the recent additions to the growing roster of acts on ICC's Elevation label. The partner band of ALOVE (a new sub-brand of The Salvation Army for young people), the indie rockers have created a good introduction to their music with this inaugural four-track EP. The EP is well produced and gives the listener a clear idea of what to expect of the upcoming album. The opener "Freedom" speaks of the freedom that can be found in God and was performed live for the first time at an ALOVE event earlier in the year to highlight the plight of those caught up in human trafficking. Moving on, the remainder of the EP becomes more worship orientated; the funky bass groove of "Hope" is followed by the more delicate opening of "I Love You" with acoustic guitar introduction. Although the tracks here show a variety of style and dynamism, they lack an element of originality and feel like a mix of other similar rock bands already signed to the ICC label. None of the tracks stand out or are immediately memorable, and I'm afraid that it may just merge into the rest of my CD rack and become forgotten.
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