This EP is awkward. It's a product of three songwriters who haven't written together in
about a decade. Their old material, while lacking in maturity, had a charm and sense of
melody that appealed to me when I was 13 (and still do, but not as much). The main problem
with this EP is that there isn't a single thread that holds it together. Each songwriter is
very out of sync, bringing their own style of music and lyrics without regard to how it
effects the overall sound. Dispatch was never a very consistent band stylistically, but they
were always consistent in the spirit of their music. This EP fails in that regard, losing
the charm that made them appeal to me in the first place.
The old dispatch was so0o much better i miss their old style kidding... I was worried what this album would be like. I was afraid they would try to redo their old stuff instead they put out some good new material. Con man is definitely one of my favorites. I hope they will put another full length out its pretty hard to put out material after being separated for so long so I am pretty stoked it came out this well.
Its not awful by any reason, as all songs are somewhat enjoyable, but it doesn't hold a candle to what they used to be, nothing is quite memorable, and the melodies are not very strong. Its length may be its saving grace.