Review Summary: Not groundbreaking, but well executed metalcore.4 of 6 thought this review was well written
Ready, Set, Fall! is an upcoming Italian metalcore band. This is their first EP, and while it's not the newest stuff you will find, it's well produced, powerful at times, and has its quote of catchiness. It lasts about 15-20 minutes and contains five songs, one of them (Sincerely, Mine) being a more mellow and dark one. It flows well for an EP, and has a few shining moments. Song structure is creative at times, and the EP as a whole ends up as an improved version of your typical genericore band.
Instrumentally, it's solid. Screamed vocals are raw and powerful, and clean vocals are passable, though it can get a bit old at times. Guitars have a catchy tone, and they do add their share of heaviness into the music. Riffs are not very technical, but do their job just fine. Drums are pretty good in my opinion, energetic and creative, definitely the drummer has skills. Bass is actually hearable and even adds its share at spots, which is not frequent in metalcore music. And combined the five elements (Guitar! Drums! Bass! Vocals! Strings!), we get a well executed song.
Lyrically, it's also satisfactory. The EP mainly speaks about a society that has no control of itself nowadays, and how we often fall into a vicious circle in it.
I won't let this end,
I've promised myself,
I'll break, this doom with my hands
My will is to bend
Our ghost in the past,
Deserve, much more than this hell
Lyrics are good in a sense that they're not full of overused cliche phrases (example: "this is the beginning of the end" or "there is a happier world out there, don't fear"). Honestly, there is not much left to say, as this is only an EP.
Overall, it's a solid debut for Ready, Set, Fall!. It's raw and heavy, but also melodic, and long enough to not get old, though it apparently lacks lasting value. They definitely have potential here, now they have to use it more creatively.