EP Review: Mishkin – “Row Away From The Rocks”
A great start to the bands second EP with Good Day To Die, high octane riffy poppy hardcore – a good sounding Gallows, but then the much slower paced and downbeat, Waiting For The World To Change, follows and really looses the momentum for the EP, I really have a problem with this track being there.
On Your Sleeve would have been a much better follower, although also slower paced still upbeat with a mighty energy with an awesome solo to end, more of a thoughtful heavy rock track. Again, Violation, has a massive energy with vocals screaming in situ with the introductory track. Either or both should be in place of track number two.
The vocals from lead singer, Ben Davy, alternate between strong singing to raw shouting and I like the variation which gives diversity to the tracks. The guitars are perfectly written, the riffs, solos and layers really compliment each other and the vocals for each song.
The band have been busy in their past with two tours in China and workshops for children there, also recording a song for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, so expect to see plenty more to come!