Erra
Erra


4.5
superb

Review

by Alex McInnis USER (5 Reviews)
November 27th, 2011 | 16 replies | 6,937 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is why one of my favorite bands is E.R.R.A. The melody, technicality and vocals cannot be matched.

0 of 7 thought this review was well written

One day I was browsing on Itunes listening to “listeners also bought” and what a jewel I had found. Out of the many wasted dollars I had spent on bands that sounded good from the previews I had no idea that “Towers” would change my top five favorite bands. At this point, I was fairly new to “djent” and didn’t really know what to expect from this ep. What I got and what I expected was a completely different story.

“Towers” is ***ing incredible. I thought my ipod and myself would get bored from this song but after a plethora of listens I still love it. The intricate blend of melodic guitars and vocals opened my eyes to what I was looking for in a sea of metal mediocrity. The guitars a so well done that this album could have no vocalist and have an Animals As Leaders approach; I would still listen to it. However, what helps make this song good, is the lyrics and vocals. “The sun sets on the metropolis” and “And so these streetlights illuminate this collapse” are monuments to the expert song writing in this song. I actually could have just put the entire lyrics to this song but I’ll let you experience this masterpiece for yourselves.

“Separate and Coalesce” is a very close second and may even be interchangeable with “Towers” for the #1 spot. They both are very different songs but fairly evenly matched in greatness. Once again the guitar is incredible but I want to bring special attention to the solo in the dying minutes of the song. This solo was the current guitarists placement exam so to speak into this band. I had to listen to this a couple times to believe what I had heard. The solo and writing in this song is just straight up beautiful. Clean vocals are added into this song which is done extremely well. E.R.R.A. waste no time however and bombard the listener with a crushing breakdown. Another fantastic track and there are two more to go.

“Faction” takes the #3 spot not because it’s a bad track but because the other two are just so good that its no competition. There are no soaring guitar solos but it gives the listener something completely different from the other tracks. The paced is slowed down and would be similar to slowing down to admire a monument of some sort. The first two tracks would be like watching an action movie; it’s awesome but the pace is lightning fast. By “slowed down” I mean that more time is spent on the technicality and calculated riffs to give the listener something different. I would check this one out as well.

“Dissentention” reveals a different side of E.R.R.A. The before it relied on melody and technicality to keep the listeners attention. “Dissentention” strayed from the path but kept its technicality. The song brings to life breakdowns that are technical and interesting at the same time. Neither of the breakdowns rely on each other or follow the same pattern or timing then the other. The melodity is dropped but fast double bass is interested to keep attention of the listener. I would say that this is my least favorite song on the album. But I say that as someone would say “this right here is my least favorite Ferrari”. Its still a Ferrari but just as good as the other.

Do not listen to this if:
• You are not a fan of talented metal bands (then go listen to Emmure dumbass)
• You hate melody or well done song writing

Listen to this if:
• You love djent
• Guitars tickle your fancy
• Awesome vocals and lyrics get you all “hot and bothered”
Recommended Tracks:
The whole goddam thing; it’s that good!


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AtomicShane
November 27th 2011



1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Awesome Review ;D

Digging: For The Fallen Dreams - Heavy Hearts

J0ckstrapsFTW
November 27th 2011



3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Haha thanks Atomicbro

GodL1ke
November 27th 2011



804 Comments


what does this sound like

Demonicgman
November 27th 2011



417 Comments


please stop writing reviews. And did you seriously create a second account to say that your review was well written? Cause that's what it seems like considering that account likes exactly the same shit you do.

J0ckstrapsFTW
November 27th 2011



3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

No thats my roomate you retard

AfterTheBreakdown
November 27th 2011



7106 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

FUCK i love this band. New album on Tuesday is gonna rule.

J0ckstrapsFTW
November 27th 2011



3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Efflourescent has been played too much on my ipod

AfterTheBreakdown
November 27th 2011



7106 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Need leak now!

J0ckstrapsFTW
November 27th 2011



3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I'm actually gonna buy it... cuz i'm in college and pirating shit can get my cock kicked

seedofnothing
November 28th 2011



3425 Comments


boring cookie cutter

Winsomniac
November 28th 2011



7940 Comments


L33T comments, bro.

loveisamixtape
November 28th 2011



5782 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

No thats my roomate you retard


much better

linchpin313
November 28th 2011



813 Comments


"what does this sound like"



Sounds like BoO...

AfterTheBreakdown
November 28th 2011



7106 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm probably going to buy the New one too.

flalafell
November 28th 2011



608 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

neg'd

J0ckstrapsFTW
November 28th 2011



3585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

"boring cookie cutter"

This isnt Emmure bro



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