Eva-01
EP01


4.0
excellent

Review

by East Hastings USER (9 Reviews)
August 8th, 2010 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A short, but sweet EP from a band that truly had potential in the French emo scene.

Eva-01 were a French screamo group from Lille, France. The band had a short-lived run, from 2006 to 2009, yet managed to release a few songs during these three years via a split with Edison Post and this 3-song, 17-minute EP.

While hailing from the same country as other European emo giants such as Daitro and Sed Non Satiata, Eva-01 (named for a Gundam anime robot) alter the formula a bit by adding a keyboard/synth/piano/etc player. While this may seem gimmicky, it actually adds emotion to the band's sound, demonstrated especially well in opener and highlight "1977 - 2004". This song starts off with the fairly standard post-rock-esque clean guitar strumming, then slowly progresses in passion (and distortion) until it erupts into a beautiful, firey track led by the group's multiple vocalists. The song then winds down with calming keyboard effects and guitar riffs, before ending in an explosion of emo fury. "Dita Puntate", the shortest song on the EP, starts out with screaming accompanied by drums, then continues into a fast-paced riff section complete with keyboards that evoke an almost black metal-ish atmosphere. The track carries on in a similar fashion as "1977 - 2004", balancing melody with dissonance, until feedback segues into the final, slow-burning track, "Juste un instant, les coeurs * l'unisson". This 8-minute song borders on gorgeous, featuring juxtapositions aplenty of clean, melodic passages with furious yet slow riffing and in-your-face screaming. The keyboards are more pronounced on this track than "Dita Putante" and work more than adequately in reinforcing the mood of the song. While repetitive, it doesn't get boring, and is a great closer to this EP.

While the band is not crazily talented, it certainly gets the job done, with each member contributing on their instrument accordingly and without flashiness or over-the-top playing. The songs are produced well, with guitars, bass, drums, vocals, and keys coming through the speakers loud and clear. Despite its brevity, EP01 is enjoyable and should be appreciated by fans of modern European screamo. Unfortunately, a blog post from their myspace in 2009 stated that "Eva-01 no longer exists" leaving us to wonder what could have been in their future.



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East Hastings
August 8th 2010


4391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Forgive the short length; the EP is only 17 minutes long. Let me know what you guys think of the review and hopefully the album. It's good.

crazyblinddude
August 8th 2010


3389 Comments


Nice review dude. I think the short length suits the length of the album, so it's all good. Been checking out more of the post rock skramz recently, so I'll try to check this out too.

Antiquity
August 8th 2010


86 Comments


I will check this out, mostly because of the fact that they're named after an anime gundam-bot.

Rev
August 8th 2010


9436 Comments


I should check this out, just for the fact that the band is named after Evangelion



SlightlyEpic
August 8th 2010


5780 Comments


coool review, definitely did it justice

East Hastings
August 8th 2010


4391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks guys, most of you will probably enjoy this

BallsToTheWall
August 29th 2010


44606 Comments


Yeah this is pretty groovy.

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Shuyin
March 23rd 2013


11827 Comments


good review, but Eva-01 is actually from Evangelion, not the Gundam series

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sixdegrees
March 23rd 2013


17190 Comments


screamo + eva reference = gonna check this out

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Hep Kat
March 23rd 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah i wonder where he got gundam out of that

sixdegrees
March 23rd 2013


17190 Comments


yeah ok this is pretty great

Hep Kat
March 23rd 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well duh i mean you saw what i rated it right

i am, after all, one of the only people who knows what they be fuckin talkin about on this site

Shuyin
March 24th 2013


11827 Comments


lol



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