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.
“Arguing With Thermometers”
“Warm Smiles Do Not Make you Welcome Here”
“Pack of Thieves”