The Autumn Ravine’s EP, An Intrinsic Evolution, is due to be released on the 13th of this month. An interesting title, much fitting with the cover art. To me, it looks as though we’re looking at an evolution of a man who struggled and worked through his life, but once he had a son of his own, his child was given money straight from his father’s pocket. I’m not sure if this is meant to be a statement, but it’s always interesting to look at different versions of the original evolution theory.
Anyway, onto the tracks. First up, there’s Narcissus. The first thing I noticed with this track is that the vocalist tends to sing in a British accent. If you don’t know what I mean, you’ll know when you hear it yourself. But the vocalist has an excellent singing voice regardless, and I especially love the bridge near the end of the track.
Another track worth listening to is Cold Blooded. Barely a minute in, and I’m already enjoying it. Why? Because of the lines “And that’s the worst thing about this shit old country”. I certainly wasn’t expecting a line like that, but it’s nice to be surprised sometimes. We’re also given a pretty sweet guitar solo too.
Saganism is the track I enjoyed the most, and that’s mainly because of the lyrics. The vocalist sings about how the world is seen through “a thousand perspectives”, and that he could possibly find some optimism if he could observe the world differently. The chorus then begins, with lyrics about how it feels that the world won’t change, but we could still “build something beautiful out of it”. It’s a positive track, as well as relatable to listeners.
Epilogue is also a track I enjoyed listening to (in tie with Saganism), but all I can say is that it’s slow, smooth and emotional. So if you like that kind of track, give it a listen.
Overall, this EP is definitely worth a listen, and I’m sure fans of The Autumn Ravine will be most impressed.