Enter Shikari
A Flash Flood of Colour


4.5
superb

Review

by SteeleShikari USER (1 Reviews)
January 15th, 2012 | 32 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "What the hell entered my ears?" Oh, Shikari did.

I have always liked bands that don’t care what haters think. Bands like Refused, Rage Against the Machines, Letlive, System of a Down, etc. It is Musicians that simply just risk it and do it for themselves and for the right intentions that start revolutions. I know it’s early in the year, but lets welcome Enter Shikari’s new album, A Flash Flood of Colour.

This album straight up delivers variety and creativity. Genres ranging from metal, punk, pop, dub-step, trance, hardcore, and just something your ears may have never heard. Enter Shikari has always been that band that people tend to just hate or just love. They grow on you trust me. The first time I heard them I was like “ what the hell”. You simply can’t listen to them once and review them and talk about how bad they suck. Enter Shikari is a pro-evolution band first off. They are going to throw you off all the time with new weird hybrids of music. I know jumping into the whole dub-step-metal thing is tough for the mind to grasp at first. Especially, when they started throwing in politics. My point is you must evolve your brain with a couple listens before you judge. This band stands for something important. This is no album you put in to hear a band cry about their love life or crybaby feelings about something unimportant. Open-mind is key when listening to them.

The album starts off with “System…” then goes into “…Meltdown”. This is pretty clever in my opinion. The beginning punches you into powerful synths and powerful lyrics about our current system that set the tone for the albums message. Unity is a main focus here. Rather then Take to the Skies, the electronic are not cheesy and gimmicky. They are infused perfectly now with there style of music. “…Meltdown” is easily one of there best songs now.

The song “Search Party” comes off poppy. It’s very catchy and fun to listen to. This is another classic track for them. Then comes the monster, “Arguing With Thermometers”. This song is a successful hybrid of punk-dub-step. It’s one the heavier ones on the album. Comes in next is “Stalemate”; a beautiful track comes in slow and with a powerful message about the worlds current affairs. This will remind fans of Adieu from Take to the Skies. This break of soothing music doesn’t stay to long. Then comes the exotic “Gandhi Mate, Gandhi. A very weird dub-step-metal hybrid thing, you know you simply can’t classify this song anyways. This song will shock the listener at first. Couple more listens you’ll realize the genius behind it and its humor. Once more another classic Enter Shikari comes in called “Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here”. Best way to describe it is that it’s an indie-poppy-hardcore thingy. This song ends epically with an awesome guitar riff screaming the albums title.

Towards the end of this almost flawless album is “Pack of Thieves”. Personally, this is my favorite track. Shows their courage and creativity as musicians. It’s another poppy-hardcore brand. Last but not least comes “Constellations”. This song is just simply beautiful. Speaks of our primitive system and are progression. Ends the album perfectly with positive lyrics and simple cosmic music.

Enter Shikari have progressed so much from there previous works into something so fantastic. They make a strong stand for what they believe. Their message is something everyone should here. It’s a brave message that many will criticize. They know this. Like I said before, they simply don’t care. To me they describe what music is supposed to be. They want to move forward and change our current state. Evolving into something greater is what it’s all about. Enter Shikari nail this right on the head. This is my first review and I know many are going to say it sucked and how bad this band is. I don’t care though. I loved it and that’s it.My only complaint is “Sssnakepit”. It's like a 4.7.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2012


31620 Comments


dubstep, not dub-step

Digging: Theo Parrish - American Intelligence

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2012


50960 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

punk dub-step
hmmm

Digging: Friendzone - Collection 1

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2012


50960 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Then comes the exotic “Gandhi Mate, Gandhi. A very weird dub-step-metal hybrid thing, you know you simply can’t classify this song anyways

hmmmmmmmmmm

Acanthus
January 15th 2012


9545 Comments


There's trance in this?

Digging: MO - No Mythologies To Follow

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2012


50960 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Their message is something everyone should here

oh

Pharoh
January 15th 2012


3325 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

band blows chunks

Rev
January 15th 2012


9441 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

ugh

elephantREVOLUTION
January 15th 2012


2791 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"My point is you must evolve your brain with a couple listens before you judge."

wow

natey
January 15th 2012


4170 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

don't care what the haters think! fuck them sour patch kids

schoonda
January 15th 2012


115 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

as much as everyone hates this album, i dont mind it, its a 3.5 for me. but this review is way too fanboyish, and not written well.

Tyrael
January 15th 2012


20971 Comments


it's not dubstep simply because you hear a few wubs

Fugue
January 15th 2012


7354 Comments


Need to collaborate with Emery if they want true wubs.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2012


31620 Comments


it's not dubstep simply because you hear a few wubs


Whatever song it was that was posted in the news thread the other day clearly had dubstep elements to it


Eons
January 15th 2012


482 Comments


Lmao

This band.

Shit songwriting, ignorant political rants, and bland instrumentation.

Album is a 1 at best.


fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2012


22047 Comments


ignorant political rants

explain

Digging: Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers

Eons
January 15th 2012


482 Comments


Your blatant fanboy status eliminated all hope of your objections to the majority of users here.

This review is an absolute eyesore, but to quote you from another thread:

"God I love going to this website to find new bands and albums, but the people on here are
fucking losers. Ranting on bands all the time acting like they have golden ears for music...Really
what the fuck is wrong with people have some respect...
Enter SHikari is a band that stands for good things..they stand for a better world not some pussies
crying over there girlfriends....Like honestly what is wrong with this band...NOTHING....ABSOLUTE
NOTHING....Fucking pricks on here...Most of you are lonely losers that have nothing else to do
except
display hate...JESUS"


lol

SteeleShikari
January 15th 2012


29 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Well thank you everyone for such the nice comments, but I was just giving the view point the people who actually enjoyed the album.

Paradux
January 15th 2012


29 Comments


Sorry but the username says it all...

SteeleShikari
January 15th 2012


29 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

The username is besides the point though.


Wombat988
January 15th 2012


389 Comments


This review annoyed me. You spent a whole paragraph telling people to give this album a chance when you could have summed it up in one sentence



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