Fenrir release their new EP on the 21st September and it is their first release aside from a couple of stand-alone singles in two years. The Ipswich quintet have shown a distinct progression from their previous release and this EP tops off a good summer of a full UK tour.
Opening track Tell My Wife I Said Hello begins with an intense drum beat before an intricate riff and vocals. A track that is interesting as it has a prominent drum beat that can be heard throughout the track.
Bones is the lead single off the EP and a very good choice! A good alt-rock song with a catchy beat and brilliant vocals.
Hurt Hands has a great beat and riffs. The guitar and drum combination in the middle eight followed by the repetitive vocals of ‘I feel the tick, tick, ticking inside my head’ add a different dynamic to the track and EP as a whole and makes for an interesting change that works well.
Einn is a very different track, as it is a short melodious instrumental. A very calming piece of music that while I feel it doesn’t really fit in with the EP, it provides a nice and relaxing piece of music to listen to.
Smoke Signals shows off the vocals of Ben Slater the best on the EP. This is probably my favourite track on the EP.
Victory Rose II is the closing track and a calmer track to begin with. This also shows the smooth vocals off well before it transcends into a heavier guitar solo before reverting back to a calmer track as the vocals kick back in.
This six track EP is a must listen to for fans of the post 2011 Fall Out Boy and Mallory Knox. A strong EP from the Ipswich quintet.