Enter Shikari
A Flash Flood of Colour


4.5
superb

Review

by Brady Moore USER (1 Reviews)
January 17th, 2012 | 58 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: People of Sputnik, here comes your favorite band again.

Enter Shikari describe themselves as a band that constantly evolves. I guess many can say evolution makes you stronger or weaker. In Enter Shikari’s case they have definitely become stronger. Looking back at their previous works, A Flash Flood of Colour stands taller then all the rest. Here comes the British Quartet’s most impressive record to date.

With 3 years in the making, A Flash Flood of Colour is an excellent album to start 2012. First off, this record is extremely political and emotional. The average ear is going to be shocked at first with this unique sound the boys created. It honestly took me many listens to get used to. Now I can’t seem to skip any song on my play list. The one thing that shocks me the most is the collection of different sounds. I’ll be listening to some peaceful ballad then it jumps into a hardcore dubstep track. I love this. It keeps me unprepared and wanting more. The theme throughout this album is revolution and unity. It speaks of our corrupted, delaying system.

A Flash Flood of Colour throws many genres together like electronica, punk, metal, and pop. Many hybrids are brought to life on this record. Songs like “…Meltdown” and “Gandhi Mate, Gandhi” are the heavier songs that get your heart racing and foot tapping. While “Stalemate” and “Constellations” shows their more poetic and peaceful side to their music. The album is just a big pot of sounds and genres. to put it simply. They are definitely risk takers, which many musicians lack these days. Overall, the album is a wonderful ride.

Enter Shikari is a rare breed indeed. The uniqueness is impressive and exhilarating. I really loved this album with it’s view, emotion, and clarity. The messages on here are views many should take a look at. In conclusion, this album just shows what music supposed to be about. They are well on their way into a classic album. This record will indeed flash a flood of colour into your musical and political mind.

Recommended Tracks:
“…Meltdown”
“Arguing With Thermometers”
“Warm Smiles Do Not Make you Welcome Here”
“Pack of Thieves”
“Constellations”


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Wombat988
January 15th 2012


389 Comments


Where have all these 4.5's come from?

Wombat988
January 15th 2012


389 Comments


'are definitely become stronger'
Oh lol

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2012


50510 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Why do all of these reviews mention punk?
There is no punk in enter shikari


Tyrael
January 15th 2012


20893 Comments


Your summary is wrong, it should be "People of sputnik, ..." without the 'the'

There is no punk in enter shikari

punk -> hardcore punk -> post-hardcore :]
js

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2012


50510 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

lol they're lyrics is political, that equals punk duh

Wombat988
January 15th 2012


389 Comments


"I really loved this album and with it’s view, emotion, and clarity."
Remove the 'and'

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2012


8010 Comments


"In Enter Shikari’s case they are definitely become stronger."

wut

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Rev
January 15th 2012


9436 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

these reviews are killing me

BradyMoore
January 15th 2012


12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Damn, is there anyway I can go fix these grammar mistakes?

Tyrael
January 15th 2012


20893 Comments


your profile -> edit my reviews

BradyMoore
January 15th 2012


12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks.

ADemonicSloth
January 15th 2012


43 Comments


"This record will indeed flash a flood of colour into your musical and political mind"

It might flood me with political ignorance, but that's about it.


BradyMoore
January 15th 2012


12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Explain why it's ignorant.

ADemonicSloth
January 15th 2012


43 Comments


Because in my opinion the statements made intentionally carry little or no depth in order to appease their fanbase. It shows nothing of political value.
I dont see an album that truly questions social or political values, I see an album that fans are getting excited about because the vocalist says exactly the things a lot of 14-18 year old kids want to hear about the 'system'.



Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2012


31355 Comments


then it jumps into a hardcore dubstep track.


lol

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Gyromania
January 15th 2012


15941 Comments


People of Sputnik, here comes your favorite band again.


For sure.

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Saturday
January 15th 2012


90 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

who knew there were so many enter shikari fanboys on sputnik

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2012


31355 Comments


6 Comments


Oh yeah, they've been here for ages

BradyMoore
January 15th 2012


12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

How am I a fan boy for liking the album? This album shows much political value and it's not ignorant at all.

Rowan5215
January 16th 2012


27199 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Lol, Shikari fanboys unite. WE SHALL RULE SPUTNIK!

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