Review Summary: I think you would have more fun in jail, then listen to this EP.1 of 8 thought this review was well written
One could say that Skrillex goes from Dubstep to Progressive House in his variety of musical sounds. One could say that leaving FFTL was a poor decision for Soony Moore and one could say it was a good one. But one is what I give this EP for it's over all failure to impress even a casual listener like me. Since 2010, Skrillex has released four EPs counting this one, touring around the world and working with some of the best DJs and electronic music producers out there. Once Skrillex had finally launched his record label OWSLA, he was almost impossible and far from bland, but sadly, this is what Skrillex seems to show in his new EP.
The first song on the track, "Right In"(which contains samples of his remix to Incontext's, "Just believe") has some character to it, has a hard bass which you would probably expect from almost any Skrillex song and can easily be compared to his "First of The Year(Equinox)". The song is quite short, but is an over all decent opener and can also be compared to "Rock 'N Roll". This track wasn't great, but had me expecting some better stuff along the way with the heavy metal bass drops. The next song, "Bangarang(feat. Sirah)", is in my opinion, a bloated song that contains pointless high pitch voices, little, unwanted chopped up vocals by Sirah(and stupid not to mention) and an annoying, wanna be-kiddy like bass drop and not to mention this song and the name of the EP are just absolutely stupid titles and makes Skrill look like an unprofessional kid idol. Although you may think I'm over-exaggerating, you gotta be honest, every song on this EP just contains the same, repeated wanna-be, unappealing bass drops, where as the songs in Scary Monsters had meaning, not just a pop-up, random bass drop, while some people may find this..."WACK". Hearing the same thing over and over again gets BORING. The song, "Breakn' A Sweat(feat. The Doors) is OK and can be tolerated at first, but is way too long for what it only is(being kind of the same thing). Doors vocals are good but could have used more. What really concerns me(kind of) is that every song on this EP except from the short as heck, sample used opener, Right In, is featured with another performer, which could mean that he is using less of his own actual ideas and relying on other people to back up his beats FOR him. The song Devils' Den(feat. Wolfgang Gartner) once again lags in terms of a kiddy, down right foolish and annoying song, with stupid high pitched vocals. This song can be also be compared to, "Ruffneck(Full Flex), due to it's sound-alike second drop in the song. The song "Right On Time(feat. 12th Planet and Kill The Noise), gets you so excited at first, which the expectation that something good is coming, with that fully high energy build up! But all you really get is a lousy, chopped up, bland piece of garbage drop that cannot even be backed up by THREE artists! The song Kyoto(feat. Sirah) which contains a sample of Skrillex's older, unreleased song, "Ruffneck Bass", is the same thing, just with Sirah's(again) pointless vocals, in this case, her rap and the dumb line, "YO SKRILL DROP IT HARD!" The song, "Summit(feat. Ellie Goulding)"(previously "Breathe" with Krewella) is pretty sweet, with Ellie's and Soony's vocals(which get DANG repetitive after a while) that have SOME meaning. I pretty much like Breathe better though.
Really dissapointing EP over all, but there is no remixes thank god and if you are wondering whether you should get this EP or Scary Monsters and are new to dubstep, skrillex or electronica, get Scary Monsters, much more worth your money.
Tunks for reading, plz drop a comment below, plus this is my 2nd review. YOLO!