Enter Face - A New High In Low
Released off label 2022
This review was commissioned through Ko-fi. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint.
Enter Face isn’t off to that great of a start on their debut EP “A New High In Low” – I’ll be blunt about that. The title track of the EP has an odd choice in vocals to start. The spoken word vocals aren’t attractive at all; they sound off as if they have a double echo behind then. It simply sounds as if the vocalist is lagging behind the beat. This thus brings me into the beat which features a very basic bassline, bass guitar notes that are simplified, piano keys that don’t fit with the beat, and a constant drum tick in the background that doesn’t really add anything aside from annoyance. The production is a bit muddy as well, with everything sloshing about a bit too much.
There’s a remix with the subtext of “Opium” attached to it. But it doesn’t do the single any favors. Though I find the electronic remix somewhat better than the original, the vocals completely ruin it. Completely robotic vocals that absolutely dominate the beat without sounding that swell at all gave me a headache on each and every listen. Two instrumentals are also attached, but they aren’t that great on their own, either.
This is a low, low point for Enter Face and one that I never wish to bother with again. I can’t recommend it and can’t think of how I could recommend it to anyone. This is a project that needs to go back to the drawing board. Three-and-a-half out of ten.Sep 18 2022
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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