Eve 6 – Horrorscope
Eve 6 are a LA-based three piece who are utterly unknown in the UK (where I live) so this review will be from an outsider’s perspective to an extent. They were signed while still in high school and Horrorscope
is their second of three albums.
Max Collins – vocals, bass
Jon Siebels – guitar, vocals
Tony Fagenson – drums, vocals
is a great opener – fantastically catchy with interesting lyrics – ‘like Jessica Rabbit, she collects bad habits, gets her drinks for free’. A good example of what to expect from the rest of album and definitely starts with a bang. Guaranteed to get stuck in your head if you don’t listen to the rest of the insanely memorable melodies. However, Promise
comes on next, which is one of the best songs on here and after a couple of listens becomes a perfect sing-along, jump around madly kinda song. Once again, wonderful lyrics.
On The Roof
is one of the best break-up songs I’ve heard in a while. Because it’s only from a third-person perspective there is no temptation to go soppy on here, it’s just as fast-paced as the first two tracks and has a lot of truthfulness to it. We then move on to a very vitriolic song Sunset Strip Bitch
which despite the anger does not lose any of the wit and clarity Max Collins’ lyrics have.
We then have the true ballad of the album – Here’s To The Nights
. This is a superb song, melancholy but not depressing, slow but not tuneless, heartfelt but not overbearing. Fits into the rest of album really well but provides a necessary break. Album highlight beyond doubt. Very nice guitar work on here too.
is quite a manic song, not one of the best on here, but as every song is at a good standard it is still worth listening to. Enemy
uses a combination of power chords and short, punchy vocals well to create the mood they want, throw in a very tuneful chorus and you’ve got another great track. Nocturnal
could probably do with being taken down a few bmps, but masterful lyrics make this song stand out just that little bit. Jet Pack
is the second-slowest song on here, a nice little ode to confusing friends. One of the best choruses here.
is quite an odd song, but good verses and intriguing lyrics ensure that by this stage of the album the slightly repetitive guitar and bass lines do not ruin the songs. Bang
is a welcome change, quite a different sound from the rest of the album with a nice ongoing theme about Thelma and Louise. Possibly would be the chorus that will stay in your head once you’ve heard the whole album. A very nice description of the explosions that can occur when falling in love. Girl Eyes
keeps up the slightly different feel the last section of the record has. A highly simple melody, but Collins pulls it off. Possibly not the best track to end on, but it certainly keeps the standard up. More of a solo here than on many of the tracks.
On The Roof
Here’s To The Nights
This is a great album, it’s consistently well written and catchy, and the lyrics are some of the best I’ve seen in a long while. There are no completely weak songs on this album, they would all get at least 3/5. The instrument playing is not inspired, but it’s not bad either and it certainly suits the band’s purpose. The singing is good, not great but fine to listen to. What really makes this album is the quality of the melodies and the lyrics, every single song has brilliantly written verses and chorus, plus great lyrics every time. Worth a listen for anyone who wants something fast and energetic or anyone who has an interest in lyrics.