EP Review: EnterTheLexicon – “Enter The Lexicon”
I don’t know how they came up with their name or the true meaning behind it, and I may be wrong in my assumption but this EP (to me) is about the vocabulary of emotion. If you don’t like songs about love and feelings of the heart, turn away now.
I can’t quite put my finger what genre EnterTheLexicon, or ETL as their loyal fans know them, are and I’m not sure it really matters. They don’t deny that they have been heavily influenced by Nirvana and whilst you can hear aspects of that through Mykl’s guitar on ‘Enantiodromia’ you can’t say they have copied them, they have their own distinct sound, which seems to be harder and harder to find with young rock bands.
All four tracks offer something new, and as a result create a fusion of genres. ‘Do You Feel The Same’ is a heartfelt catchy riff filled rock tune whereas ‘Full Moon’ has an indie vibe to it. It’s more chilled and has a feel good factor, it wouldn’t be out of place on a soundtrack to The O.C. (when it was on, and when it was still good mind you!).
‘I Am Not You’ provides the attitude I was hoping to hear and is my favourite out of the lot. I’m a fan of the more angst filled tracks and it definitely delivers that: “I don’t need to fucking please you, ‘cause I’m the beat of a selfish heart.”
A thoroughly enjoyable EP from a promising UK band. If you’re only a fan of music with growling and shouting, this probably isn’t an EP for you, however if you like upbeat and memorable choruses then give it a listen. I can see this going down well with audiences at festivals like Slam Dunk or Butserfest, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed I see them there one day soon.